Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Healthy Carrot Zucchini Walnut Bread

My friend
Debbie H. brought this delicious and healthy bread loaded with zucchini, carrots and walnuts. You can actually see the pieces of shredded carrots and zucchini in this hearty bread! It's moist and not too sweet.... so good I scarfed down 2 slices and I had a hard time resisting another slice!

Debbie is very generous with her recipes and I've never tried any that were not keepers--specially her White Bean Chili and King Ranch Chicken!
She emailed me the recipe from one of her cookbooks and I'm posting it here. You must try this--it's so healthy, you won't feel guilty eating it. So here it is:

Carrot, Zucchini and Walnut Bread

1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all purpose flour

1-1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup canola oil

2 large egg whites

1-1/2 cup carrots, shredded

1 cup zucchini, shredded

1/2 cup walnut, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray.

Whisk together the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together the next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the applesauce mixture to the flour mixture. Stir in the carrots, zucchini and walnuts till blended.

Bake 50-60 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.


Ravenous Couple said...

this is our favorite! We also sometimes add carrots as well. will have to try your recipe.

Anonymous said...

This was moist but bland.