Zucchini Bread with Pistachios and Cranberries
  • 4 eggs
  • 1cup natural cane sugar
  • 1⁄2cup canola oil
  • 1⁄2 cup reduced-fat (2 percent) milk
  • 11⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3cups packed, grated zucchini (about 2 large or 3 medium zucchinis)
  • Zest from 1 small orange
  • 3 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1teaspoon baking powder
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped raw, shelled pistachios or walnuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 ̊. Coat two 9×5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.
  2. Place eggs, sugar, oil, milk, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add zucchini and orange zest; stir to blend. 3. In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt; whisk to blend. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Fold in nuts and dried cranberries. Stir to combine; do not overmix, or bread will be tough.
  3. Divide batter into loaf pans and bakeon center rack for 50–60 minutes or until golden brown (a wooden tester should come out clean). Let bread cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes; then remove from pans. Cool completely before slicing, ideally 2 hours.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Bread with Pistachios and Cranberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 129mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


PER SERVING (1 slice): 92 cal, 3g fat (2g mono, 1g poly, 1g sat), 31mg chol, 2g protein, 15g carb, 1g fiber, 129mg sodium