Healthy, Fat-Free Zucchini Bread

 
I love zucchini bread, but have been shocked at how unhealthy some recipes are. If I'm going to pack a sweet bread with veggies, I don't want to load it up with so much fat and calories that it becomes junk food instead of a healthy choice! With only 133 calories per serving, this bread is so moist and delicious you'd never know it was a healthy take on the original! I sliced it up and the munchkins polished off several slices before it even had time to cool off. Stay tuned for a chocolate version appearing in the near future!

Healthy Fat-Free Zucchini Bread
Makes 2 loaves or 24 muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 cups shredded zucchini, loosely packed
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup egg whites (or 3 eggs)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease 2 loaf pans or 2 muffin tins.
2. In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir to mix everything.
3. Add zucchini, applesauce, egg whites (or eggs), and vanilla and stir gently until completely combined.
4. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans and bake muffin tins for 25 minutes or loaf pans for 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
5. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy cold, or top with butter and honey and warm in the microwave for a few seconds as a tasty treat!

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