Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting & Walnuts




Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis

Zucchini Bread: 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
1 zucchini, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)

Cream Cheese Frosting:


Ingredients:

8 oz cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or lemon extract

Topping:


1/2 walnuts, chopped


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In another bowl, mix the sugars, vegetable oil, eggs, Greek yogurt, orange juice, and zucchini. Gradually incorporate the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, being careful not to overmix. Bake in a greased loaf pan for 45 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.

To make the frosting, beat softened cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract (lemon extract is also great!). Once the bread has cooled, spread frosting and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Recipe adapted from: www.hskillet.blogspot.com