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Makeover Zucchini Apple Bread

Flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg, Makeover Zucchini Apple Bread delivers plenty of down-home goodness. The recipe yields three nut-filled loaves, but contains nearly 60% less fat than the recipe Kathy followed. Best of all, the sugar was decreased by 28%.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 loaves (12 slices each)


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup grated peeled apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add the oil, applesauce, sugars and vanilla; beat until blended. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the zucchini, apples and pecans.
  • Transfer to three 8x4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 160 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • swifta15
    Jul 30, 2015

    Baked yesterday and thought it was ok......waited to taste again today and oh my, so moist and full of flavor. That's the secret, let it sit one day before eating. Made 3 loaves and theyweren't flat at all as someone else mentioned. Will certainly make again.

  • lschumacher
    Aug 7, 2013

    Best bread ever. It is very noisy and not too sweet. This is a keeper.

  • Kirchner
    Jan 12, 2013

    jcackler, did you use the correct size pan? Maybe that's why yours turned out a little flat.

  • shecooksalot
    Dec 12, 2012

    My bread turned out really tasty. I like it's nice, light taste and like having a zucchini bread recipe that doesn't have chocolate in it. I agree with the other review in that it didn't rise a whole lot, but my loaves were still more bread like than bar like, so it wasn't a big deal. Will be making again.

  • jcackler
    Dec 20, 2010

    Mine came out very flat -- so I ended up cutting and serving them as bars instead of bread. Still filling and tasty though.

  • psapone
    Apr 26, 2008

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  • Blue_Bird
    Aug 25, 2007

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