Lemon Orange Walnut Bread and Pineapple Zucchini Bread

August 9, 2013 at 9:17 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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A couple of Diabetic Friendly Breads to pass along, a Lemon Orange Walnut Bread and Pineapple Zucchini Bread. Instead of Sugar one is made with Splenda and the other with Equal. Thanks goes out to Lynn for passing them along!

Lemon Orange Walnut Bread


1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
2/3 cup 2% Low-Fat Milk
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated Lemon peel
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated Orange peel
2 Large Eggs or 1/2 Cup Egg Beater‘s
3/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1/2 cup Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter, melted
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup chopped Walnuts


*Preheat oven to 350°F (175°F). Lightly spray an 8 1/2 x4 1/2 x2 1/2-inch loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray.
* Combine both flours, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
*Combine milk, lemon juice, lemon and orange peel. Set aside.
* Beat eggs and Splenda Granulated Sweetener on high-speed with an electric mixer for 5 minutes. Reduce speed to medium; gradually add melted butter and vanilla, beating until blended, about 1 minute.
* Add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture; beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low-speed until blended after each addition. Stir in nuts. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan.
* Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.
* Makes 12 servings. Serving Size: 1 (1/2 inch) slice.


Pineapple Zucchini Bread
Lower-sugar pineapple zucchini bread.

1 cup Vegetable Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Large Eggs or 3/4 Cup Egg Beater’s
3 1/2 teaspoons Equal for Recipes or 12 packets Equal sweetener or 1/2 cups Equal Spoonful
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 cups shredded Zucchini
1 (8 1/2-ounce) can unsweetened Crushed Pineapple in juice, drained
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped Walnuts


* Mix oil, eggs, Equal and vanilla in large bowl; stir in zucchini and pineapple.
* Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl; stir into oil mixture. Stir in raisins and walnuts, if desired.
* Spread batter evenly in 2 greased and floured 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pans.
* Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until breads are golden and toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.
* Makes 2 loaves.

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