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Sweet Pineapple and Zucchini Nut Bread

Servings: 2 Loaves, 16 slices per loaf
1 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
3-1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes
or 12 packets Equal® sweetener
or 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups shredded zucchini (squeeze dry between paper towels)
1 can (8-1/2 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple in juice, drained
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two, 8x4x2 or two 9x5x2 inch loaf pans. Line bottom of pans with waxed paper or parchment paper. Also grease parchment paper lightly.

Mix oil, eggs, Equal or other sugar substitute, and vanilla in a large bowl. Gently stir in zucchini and pineapple. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl and stir into oil mixture. Gently stir in raisins and walnuts, if using. Spread batter evenly into prepared loaf pans.

Bake loaves in preheated 350°F oven until breads are golden and toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack. makes 2 loaves, 16 slices per loaf.

Note: Equal® sweetener can be substituted with other sweetener products. Nutrition contents might be different from those listed below.

Yield: Makes 2 loaves (about 16 slices each).
Nutritional Information:
Serving size: 1 slice or 1/16 of a loaf
Each serving provides:
Calories 134
Protein 2 g
Total Carbohydrates 14 g
Total Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 97 mg
Food Exchanges: 1 bread, 1 fat
26% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

Source: Equal Brand Sweetener
Date: August 7, 2002