The Ultimate Zucchini Bread


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70 mins (prep 20, cooking 50)
13 ingredients
2 servings
Showcase one of summer's favorite vegetables with a delicious quick bread recipe from The Culinary Institute of America. Zucchini's green, plump, homegrown goodness is an ideal baking ingredient, providing color, moisture, and nutrition. Commonly served as a breakfast pastry or as a simple dessert, zucchini bread makes a scrumptious snack when paired with a glass of cold milk.**An important, but often overlooked, guideline is the importance of sifting dry ingredients together to remove lumps and to blend them evenly. Sifting helps to ensure a fully combined batter with minimal mixing time. Also, all ingredients should be at room temperature before they are added. Ingredients that are too cold may cause the batter to separate or curdle. If the batter should separate, continue to mix until it becomes smooth again.**Before mixing begins, toast the nuts. Toasting nuts intensifies their natural flavor and enhances the finished product. For a small quantity of nuts, such as the amount in the following recipe, preheat a dry skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, scatter the nuts in a single layer without crowding them. Gently swirl the pan or stir the nuts frequently to allow for even toasting. Immediately transfer toasted nuts to a cool container. This keeps them from continuing to brown. Toasting nuts before chopping them produces the best results.**To further enhance the appearance and flavor, Chef Marc Haymon, lecturing instructor in baking and pastry at The Culinary Institute of America, recommends topping the zucchini bread with sunflower seeds before baking.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Serving Size (705.88 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 1844.71 Calories from Fat 562.41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 62.49g 192.29%
Saturated Fat 4.98g 49.83%
Trans Fat 1.52g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1979.54mg 164.96%
Total Carbohydrate 296.72g 197.82%
Dietary Fiber 9.86 g 78.87%
Sugars 118.68 g %
Protein 30.66g 122.65%
Vitamin A 1457.39IU% Vitamin C 100.9mg%
Calcium 380.14mg% Iron 13.18mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
freshly grated nutmeg, ground cloves, large eggs, orange zest, toasted pecans
 

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