Shortcut to Fabulous Healthy Breakfast Bread

garden-harvest-cake-400x400-kalynskitchenI tried the South Beach diet last week…I lasted 13 hours on Phase 1. I need my carbs! However, you can have your figure and eat good too with this fabulously delicous bread full of good for your fruits and veggies. It takes about 15 minutes of prep time. One muffin or slice (1/9 of bread) is only 223 calories and makes a great, quick breakfast item.

Here is what you need:

Grater, oven, bread pan or muffin tin, two bowls, whisk or fork and rubber spatula

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup grated, peeled Granny Smith Apple (measurement does not have to be exact, just grate one medium apple)

1 medium carrot grated

1/2 cup grated zucchini (measurement does not have to be exact)

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4-1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup buttermilk

2 large eggs or egg whites equal to two eggs if you want to make it healthier

cooking spray

Here’s how you make it:

Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir with a whisk or fork. Add grated apple, zucchini and walnuts to dry mixture. Stir. Combine canola oil, buttermilk and eggs in a small bowl and stir with a whisk or fork. Add this mixture to apple and zucchini mixture. Add dried cranberries. Stir until just combined. Place bater into loaf pan or muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes for 8 x 4 inch loaf pan or about 25 minutes for muffins. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool ten minutes and remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing.

So, whip up this yummy dessert bread and enjoy this shortcut to a fabulous full serving of fruits and veggies!

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