1 cups all-purpose flour
2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce or 2 mashed ripe bananas
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
3-4 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Sift flours, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
3. Beat eggs, oil, applesauce, vanilla, and sugars together in a large bowl.
Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well.
Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
4. Bake for ~60 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool. Serves 24.
Nutrition Notes: Subbing half the oil for applesauce or bananas not only cuts the fat, but adds more natural sweetness so that you can use less sugar! Perfect!
Taste Test: Delicious and moist! This makes 2 huge loaves so make sure to share the love! I gave some to my pals Jess and Kev when their cute doggie Penny stopped by for the night to play!
I’ll leave you with a few pictures of my little munchkin.