Cinnamon-Topped Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

Garden full of zucchini? Make bread. You can have it in the oven in 15 minutes, and you can store it in the freezer for a couple of months.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

Bread

3
cups shredded zucchini (2 to 3 medium)
1 2/3
cups sugar
2/3
cup vegetable oil
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
eggs
3
cups Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon baking powder

Topping

3
tablespoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
tablespoon cold butter or margarine

  • 1 Move oven rack to low position so tops of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans or 1 (9x5-inch) loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir zucchini, 1 2/3 cups sugar, the oil, vanilla and eggs until well mixed. Stir in remaining bread ingredients; mix well. Divide batter evenly between 8-inch pans or pour into 9-inch pan.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix topping ingredients with fork until crumbly. For 8-inch loaves, sprinkle evenly over batter in both pans. For 9-inch loaf, sprinkle over batter in pan.
  • 4 Bake 8-inch loaves 50 to 60 minutes, 9-inch loaf 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on cooling rack 10 minutes.
  • 5 Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.

Expert Tips

To reduce the fat, substitute 1/3 cup vegetable oil and 1/3 cup applesauce for the 2/3 cup vegetable oil.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.