Recipe by JanuaryBride
"This moist, nutty bread is a terrific way to use up late-summer zucchini. The walnuts in the bread are super-heart-healthy, and the yogurt adds moisture without any fat." States that the zucchini loaf can be wrapped tightly in plastic and kept at room temperature for up to 4 days, or frozen in plastic and foil for up to 1 month. Recipe from Food & Wine.
Top Review by Toni in Colorado
This is very good. Like that it's not too sweet. I grated the zucchini in my blender, leaving bigger chunks than using a grater. Mine had more of a cake-like texture than bread. Will serve to company at breakfast time.
- 1 cup walnut halves (4 ounces)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup coarsely grated zucchini (from about 1 medium zucchini)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 325°.
- Butter and flour a 9-by-4 1/2-inch metal loaf pan.
- Spread the walnut halves in a pie plate and toast them for about 8 minutes, until they are fragrant.
- Transfer the toasted walnuts to a cutting board and coarsely chop them, then freeze for 5 minutes to cool.
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a medium bowl, mix the sugar with the eggs, vegetable oil and fat-free yogurt.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients along with the grated zucchini and toasted walnuts and stir until the batter is evenly moistened.
- Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, until the loaf is risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let the loaf cool on a rack for 30 minutes before unmolding and serving.