Recipe: Sweet Spice Zucchini Bread

Made low-fat, with applesauce, flaxseed

zucchini bread

Try this delicious, healthy zucchini bread recipe made flavorful with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  It’s lower in fat and cholesterol than other recipes and is safe for those with egg allergies. The ground flaxseed and water mixture serves as an egg substitute, and the applesauce replaces the oil.

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
6 tablespoons water
1½ cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¾ cup white sugar
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups grated zucchini

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a standard glass bread baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together ground flaxseed and water in a large bowl. Allow to sit five minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in a separate bowl. Set aside.
  4. Add sugar and applesauce to flaxseed mixture; beat for one minute. Stir in grated zucchini. Add dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  5. Baked in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pan, then turn out on cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

Nutrition

Serves 16

Per serving:
Calories: 84
Fat: 0.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Protein: 1.9 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Sugar: 10 g
Fiber: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 144 mg
Potassium: 89 mg

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