Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Low Fat, Low Calorie Zucchini Bread

This past weekend, I made Zucchini Bread, but not from my standard recipe.  I found this low fat/low cal recipe online and was very pleased with it.  It's really a calorie slasher unlike the ones that contain whole eggs and oil.  Those can be up to 300 calories a slice!

Ingredients:
5 egg whites
1 cup Splenda
1 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups grated zucchini
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

*at the end of the page I will write the changes I made

Directions:
Combine eggs, sugar, splenda, applesauce, and vanilla in a bowl.  Add well drained zucchini and mix well.  Sift together dry ingredients and add a little at a time, mixing as you go.
Pour into two loaf pans and bake at 325 degrees for an hour or until a knife inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

Makes 24 slices, 12 from each loaf.  Freezes well.

Nutritional Info
fat:0.2g
carbohydrates: 19.6g
calories: 87.3
Protein: 2.3 g



* I did not use any Splenda, I don't care for the aftertaste and I found it to be sweet enough with just the 1 cup of sugar.  I also added 1/2 chopped walnuts which would increase the calorie count slightly.  You MUST be sure to drain and squeeze the moisture out of the zucchini or it will not cook thoroughly!  You could also add dried cherries or cranberries, or pineapple.  We were very pleased with the results...if you try it, I hope you also enjoy it!

3 comments:

Mrs. Mac said...

This sounds so good. I'd skip the Splenda too and opt for less sugar. I have mashed frozen zucchini I could use.

Margie said...

This sounds sooo good!!!

Sheila said...

looking forward to trying this recipe,Sandy. Thanks!