Friday, February 5, 2010

Yogurt Zucchini Bread With Walnuts

We are bracing for a yet another storm this weekend ( starting today). We will most probably stay close to home and maybe get a head start on spring cleaning ;) I have been exploring different bread recipes recently and have had success making a basic whole wheat and honey bread from here.

This is a wonderful moist quick bread that can be made ahead and enjoyed for a snack or breakfast through the week. Quick bread uses baking powder for leavening instead of yeast and proofing is not required. Dry ingredients are mixed together with liquid ingredients briefly, then poured into a prepared loaf pan and baked. Quick bread can be savoury or sweet and is often tight crumbed. This loaf is light in both texture and flavour and is generously studded with chopped walnuts that forms a nutty crust. Most quick bread recipes tend to be reliable and dependable more often than not.

Yogurt Zucchini Bread with Walnuts- Gourmet
Use grated carrots instead of zucchini for a carrot loaf.
1 cup walnut halves - toasted and chopped
1 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup plus 2 tb sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup fat free yogurt
1 medium zucchini - coarsely grated

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a nine inch loaf pan and set aside.
Grate medium zucchini and squeeze out excess liquid and set aside.

In a large bowl mix sugar and eggs until well combined. Pour in vegetable oil and yogurt and stir well. Add dry ingredients to the yogurt egg mixture and stir until well combined. Add grated zucchini and 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts to batter. Pour into prepared pan and and bake for one hour or until cake tester comes out clean. It took an hour and ten minutes in my oven . Cool on a rack before serving.


Gala said...

The loaf looks so good, baking something with zucchini is definitely still on my list.

pigpigscorner said...

I love bread like this, filled with stuff! yum!

lululu said...

very beautiful bread!
i love the combination of moist zucchini bread and crunchy walnuts!

diva said...

What a beautiful loaf. I love anything with yoghurt and walnuts. I must try this some time!

Parita said...

Bread looks fabulous!

Barbara said...

Quick breads are such fun to make. I have some mini loaf pans I use so I can freeze what I don't use. Love that you used whole wheat flour in your recipe- it's chock full of good, healthy ingredients. Looks delicious!

Cynthia said...

Everything you make I want to bookmark! :)

Jo said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous looking loaf. It's got so much going in each bite.

Juliana said...

Maya, your zucchini bread with yogurt looks fabulous...very tasty and moist...yummie!

vickys said...

MMM, i'm definitely a zucchini loaf lover. I love how you've sliced your pieces thick. I hate sad little thin slices :)

Maya said...

Thank you all for your comments!!!!!

oak dining table said...

This loaf looks beautiful. I would love to try. This is something so new to me.