Make a Quick Bread Healthier

October 16, 2014 – Amanda here from I Am Baker! I have been searching for ways to use up our abundance of zucchini and I think I found the perfect solution! This delicious quick bread utilizes zucchini, pears and whole wheat, meaning that not only is it a delicious snack, but a healthy one too!

Zucchini Pear Bread 2 - WEBSITE - blogIn addition to the healthy and wholesome ingredients that already make up this tasty bread, you can also add nuts! My husband loves a good walnut or pecan in bread while I prefer it without. I love that we have the option to make it both ways, thus ensuring that everyone is happy!

The best part of this bread was the fact that I was able to get all the ingredients at my local ALDI!  For a fraction of the cost, I can still feel good about feeding my family deliciously healthy homemade meals.

Ingredients
Carlini Cooking Spray
1 ½ cups Baker’s Corner Whole Wheat Flour*
½ teaspoon Baker’s Corner Baking Soda
2 teaspoons Baker’s Corner Baking Powder*
3 teaspoons Stonemill Essentials Ground Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt
1 pear, cored and finely chopped
1 zucchini, grated
1 Goldhen Large Egg
½ cup Friendly Farms Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
¼ cup Berryhill Honey

Directions              

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the pear, zucchini, egg, yogurt and honey.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold until just combined. Spread the batter in the prepared loaf pan and bake until golden brown, 40-45 minutes.

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Amanda Rettke, I Am Baker.

*These are Special Buy or Seasonal items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.

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4 thoughts on “Make a Quick Bread Healthier

  1. Connie Merrill Schachel

    Based on one loaf cut into 10 slices, it is 101 calories per slice.

    Calories: 101
    Carbs: 21
    Fiber: 3
    Protein: 4
    Fat: 1
    Sodium: 242

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