Thursday, September 6, 2012

Clean Eating Zucchini Bread

I always try my best to never waste food. First because it's damn expensive, but also because I know there are so many people in this world that are much less fortunate. I usually do a pretty good job of planning out all my meals before I go grocery shopping and this keeps me (for the most part) from buying too many extras or too much of any one thing. Every once and while something will slip through the cracks, for example this week when I ended up with 7 zucchinis... what!? Don't know what I was thinking! I made some grilled zucchini and I've been slicing them up to snack on during the day, but I knew there was no way I was going to make it through all of them (especially when the fiance is not a fan).

This recipe only ended getting rid of one zucchini, but at least that helps a little!


Ingredients
1 large zucchini, grated
1 1/2 cups oat flour
2/3 cup applesauce
3 egg whites
8 packets Truvia
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp poppy seeds
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
[UPDATE] You may want to squeeze some water out of your grated zucchini before combining ingredients. I didn't do this, but I've had people tell me their bread came out too moist.
2. Combine all ingredients except nuts in mixer and mix well.
3. Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan and sprinkle nuts on top, if desired.
4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

I had a slice this morning topped with a little greek yogurt and cinnamon and it was perfect and sooo moist! Great switch up from my typical oatmeal or Ezekiel bread. B loved it too! 

29 comments:

  1. Yum got to make this! I love zuccinni pls add to your recipes tab :)

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  2. Sounds good, gonna have to try this! I wonder how many calories??

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  3. Love Zucchini! I'm going to add a scoop of ProteinPowder to pump it up a bit. Plug it all into My Fitness Pal for my calories. ;-) Thanks for your creativity and recipes. Much Appreciated!

    Jenn

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    1. You may want to scale back the oat flour if you're adding protein.

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  4. YUM!! totally pinned this to remind me to make

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  5. looks so good! I need to pin it! thank you for sharing! (:

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  6. Your recipes always turn out great..definitely going to make this over the weekend!

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  7. thank you!! just another idea..... i added some (1 c) grated zucchini to your awesome apple cinnamon muffins the other day and they were great! happy grating! ;)

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    1. Interesting! I just might have to try that to get rid of these dang zucchinis before they go bad!

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  8. Can you please tell me approx. how much grated zucchini you used? (I have some "large" zucchini that would probably make over 8-10 cups grated)I will try it this weekend-Thx

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    1. I think I answered this on my fb page, but it's about 1 1/2 cups :)

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  9. Yum! I made this today in Australia! I altered it slightly; I had no poppy seeds so used chia seeds and I added 3T of coconut oil. Absolutely deelish!! Thanks, Cassie

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  10. This sounds delicious ... gonna have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing

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  11. I have been wanting Zucchini Bread ever since I visited my Aunt Alison in PA last weekend. I avoided though because I knew it was filled with sugar. Just bought some zucchini last night to make some bread. And, I go to your site and what do you know! :) Jackpot! Thank you for positing it!

    It's in the oven right now. I can't follow recipes for the life of me though. ;) I altered and did the same thing another reader did. I added coconut oil. I did not add any sweetener so I'll see how it tastes. :) I try to avoid adding any sweetener when I can. I did add some raisins though (no added sugar - just the natural sweetness). I also added quinoa flakes in place of some of the oat flour.

    Thanks again for WONDERFUL inspiration!

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    1. I'm the same way with recipes :) Hope yours came out good!!

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  12. lil b you are the best! I love zucchini bread, but I love CLEAN zucchini bread even more. Thanks for maintaining an awesome healthy living blog.

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  13. This may be somewhere but I'm probably not looking in the right place. How many servings does this make and how many calories/carbs/protein per serving?

    Thank you for you help in my journey. I love zucchini bread.

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    1. Check out the last paragraph of this post :) http://www.littlebshealthyhabits.com/2012/08/strawberry-banana-protein-muffins.html

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  14. I'm going to make this and your blueberry lemon bread, could you tell me what the serving size for a women is?

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    1. It will just depend on your macros and calorie goals

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  15. I made this... and it definitely turned out lighter in color... weird?

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    1. Hmm... not sure what would have caused that?

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  16. Did you squeeze the liquid out of the zucchini? I tried this and even with baking it for longer than recommended (normally my oven runs hot) it was still very wet in the middle. Still delicious though! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. I didn't, but if it was too moist, then you probably should. I added an update to the directions because I've heard this more than once-thanks! :)

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  17. AMANDA.....mind turned out very light also. Not sure why, I double checked the ingredients and didn't forget anything. Amy

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  18. Zucchini bread looks amazing!! I am always inspired by healthy eating and new recipes! I, just like you, am gluten sensitive and milk is hit-and-miss with my stomach. Thank you for your great recipes that are so healthy too! You should write a book of fitness tips/recipes/clean eating principles. Karen :)

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