Zucchini Bread or Muffins2012-07-07
- Yield : 2 loaves or 14 large muffins
- Servings : 14-18
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 50m
- Ready In : 1:30 h
This information is per serving.
Calories from Fat165
Serving Size:1-inch (2.5 cm) slice of bread
Zucchini is a healthy low calorie summer squash that is available year round in the United States
For many Americans zucchini means deep fried zucchini served as an appetizer or fast food side.
Zucchini is high in water and very low in calories. Zucchini Bread and Muffins, like carrot cake, are deliciously sweet and moist but high in calories due to the oil and sugar. One large muffin (about 4-oz, 115g) has 455 calories with almost 50 percent of the calories coming from fat. Enjoy zucchini bread and muffins in moderation. This recipes makes about 34 small muffins.
Other Zucchini Recipes
- 3 cups (360 g) all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking powder
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking soda
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon zest or lemon juice
- 2 1/2 - 3 cups (400 g) grated zucchini including skin
- 1 cup (120 g) chopped walnuts (optional)
- 2 cups (240 g) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (240 ml) vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
Method of Preparation
Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
Coat two 5x9 inch loaf pans for zucchini bread, 2 large or 3 small muffin pans with cooking spray or grease and flour. Paper cup liners can be used for muffins.
In a medium bowl, combine lemon peel or juice, grated zucchini and walnuts. These ingredients can also be added separately in Step 4.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs using a wooden spoon, electric mixer or stand mixer. Mix until smooth. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder. Mix until flour is moistened. Do not over mix.
Add zucchini folding it into the batter until well combined. If you are using a stand mixer, mix on low speed.
Evenly divide the batter between the loaf or muffin pans. Fill muffin cups about 2/3's full.
Bake bread 50 to 60 minutes and muffins 30 to 40 minutes depending on size. The bread or muffins are done when a wood toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool bread in pans 5 to 10 minutes before removing. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. Remove muffins immediately to prevent over cooking. Enjoy warm or cold. Refrigerate or freeze unused portion.