Do I have a treat for you!
Ya see the other day Aunt Mary gave me these two HUGE zucchinis… well you could see them, if I had taken a picture of them like a GOODe blogger should, but I failed you…
Now I had these two huge zucchinis and a bunch of folks over for dinner the other night, so we cut up half of one of those babies and fed an army the most yummy fried zucchini slices…
Now while those babies were totally drool-worthy (sorry again no pics :/)- that isn’t what this post is about…
So after that yummy meal I still had 1 1/2 enormous zukes, so what is a FREEZE-O-RAMA mama to do?
I stood right there and chatted away with my GOODe friend Lisa and shredded those puppies up… skin and all. (I like to keep the skin on to up the fiber in my recipes.)
GOODe friends always make tasks like that fly… just sayin’
I just heart summertime… ahh
Anyhoo, I went ahead and popped several bags into the freezer like a GOODe freeze-o-rama mama should…
Then I gots to thinkin’ about makin’ some yummy Zucchini bread…
So I called up my GOODe friend Google and asked her what she would make… and I ran across this yummy little recipe.
Now I tweaked it ever so slightly, but dude… a Low Fat and Low Calorie version of one of my favorite summertime treats… I was cautiously thrilled!
I wonder if they have one for those fried zucchini slices… no?
Anyhoo, I got busy whipping up a batch of this bread real quick like.
I started with 5 egg whites that I separated out with this cool thingie majig.
Oh and scratch out that “Low Calorie” part of this recipe…
Sorry… that’s just how the sugar substitute crumbles folks.
Then, I mixed ‘er all up …
Then I sat that aside while I combined my dry ingredients.
I just heart the smell of fresh nutmeg… yum!
If you are looking for a way to grate it, I also love using my microplane.
It is super awesome for grating hard cheeses and zesting up citrus too.
Ahh cinnamon, can you tell why I love this recipe?
I just love all the yummy spices.
I used a square portioned pan to
pretend we have help with portion control…
We gobble them up with a little shmear of Homemade Whipped Cream Cheese.
One word of caution though:
You may um… want to… ahem… refrain from eating to many of these at one time or at least skip your bran muffin in the morning … if ya know what I mean.
These babies do pack of powerful punch of fiber… from the zukes to the whole wheat flour to the apple sauce…just sayin’
Zucchini Bread (Low Fat, Low Calorie)
- 5 Egg Whites
- 1 Cup Applesauce
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Splenda
- 1 T Almond Extract
- 3 Cups Zucchini
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 t Baking Soda
- 1/2 t Baking Powder
- 1 t Salt
- 2 T Cinnamon
- 1/4 t Nutmeg
- Combine eggs, applesauce, sugar, splenda and almond extract.
- Add zucchini and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients well.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients.
- Bake in lightly greased loaf pans (1 hr) or bar pans (30 min) at 325 degrees until it passes the toothpick test.