MEDIA SEGMENT: IAND Media Spokesperson Natalie Hoefing on KCCI News 8
Registered Dietitian, Natalie Hoefing, will assist anchor in creating a delicious, nutrient-dense zucchini bread recipe that will be sure to inspire viewers to try it themselves!
From zucchini noodles, to zucchini chips, the versatility of zucchini is trending today. Zucchini adds moisture to this recipe and yields a high quality quick bread.
Natalie will walk through the different ingredients in this recipe and highlight the nutrition contributions that each ingredient provides.
Honey instead of refined sugar (adds vitamins and minerals and antioxidants to the final product)
Applesauce instead of oil (reduces total calories in bread)
White whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose white flour (increases fiber, without compromising the structure and texture of the bread)
Healthified Zucchini Bread
All you need:
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup honey
½ cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 medium grated zucchini
1 ¾ cups white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
All you do: 1. Preheat oven to 325◦F. Grease a 9” x 5” loaf pan with cooking spray. 2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine applesauce, honey, eggs, milk and vanilla. Add zucchini and mix well. 3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. 4. Add zucchini mixture to flour mixture. Mix just until combined. 5. Pour mixture into loaf pan. 6. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center, comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy!