Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lemon-Zucchini Loaf with lemon glaze

I've been doing my best to cut out a lot of the excess fat out our diets for the past few months. We've been doing great so far, except when it comes to sweets. I LOVE sweets. I'm sure i'm permanently addicted to sugar. However, thanks to Pinterest, I came across a pin of baking substitutions. One that I've been experimenting with lately is substituting oil with yogurt. After a week of trying to get the proportion correct, and a few mushy/delicious failures, I finally made a recipe that works!!

For the original recipe (which i'm sure is delicious), look here.

Here's my recipe for it:

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 
3 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup non-fat yogurt
2/3 cup sugar or sweetener
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon 
1 cup grated zucchini 

The directions are the same as the original recipe. So, if you'd like to make it this way, open the link.
I put the lemon glaze on while it was cooling and when it was FINALLY done cooling, I sliced myself a piece and it was DELICIOUS!!!! 

If you cut it in 12 slices, it amounts to about 115 calories per slice. So... PERFECT!!! And if you want to cut out even more calories, leave off the lemon glaze. It's amazing how many calories are in powdered sugar. Maybe next time i'll leave off the glaze, but for now, i'm totally enjoying the deliciousness that is my lower calorie sweet bread.

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