Zucchini bread with pumpkin
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This Fall Spice Bread Is So Good You Won't Believe It's Healthy

The delicious autumn flavors of pumpkin, zucchini, and warm cinnamon make it irresistible.

September 10, 2015

Cinnamon, a pronounced flavor in this bread, not only tastes great but is also good for you. Studies have found that cinnamon may help control blood sugar levels.

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Serves: 16

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1 ½ cups whole-grain pastry flour
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 large eggs
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
1 cup packed brown sugar or ½ cup honey
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups shredded zucchini
½ cups finely chopped pecans

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
 

2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
 

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, brown sugar, margarine, and vanilla until
light and fluffy. Stir in the zucchini. Stir into the flour mixture just until blended. Fold in the pecans.
 

4. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in
the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely.

 

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