Get Yo Swerve On With Some Lemon Zucchini Loaf
Disclaimer: This post contains products that were sent to me from the company to test. This in no way reflects my thoughts within the post.
I got my hands on some Swerve - and I was/am really excited. I had been wanting to try it for a long while and every time I went to place a Vitacost order, it seemed to be out of stock. Swerve was nice enough to send me a little goodie box and I’ve been having fun testing it out in some recipes.
I had a zucchini hanging out in the fridge to use before it went bad, so this seemed like a good way to use it. I love zucchini bread (and uh zucchini muffins, and zucchini bread protein pancakes) – and perhaps being sick and tired of winter some sunny lemon sounded like a good idea.
Forgive the low light photo, it was an icky day outside – and the bread didn’t last long enough to get any better pictures. Yes, the family enjoyed it that much. I’ll definitely be making it again very soon and I’ll post better pictures for you to drool over.
- 1 1/2 C. Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 C. All Purpose Flour
- 2/3 C. Swerve Granular Sweetner (or other sweetner that measures like sugar)
- 1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 C. Canola or Coconut oil
- 1/2 C. Milk + 2 Tea. Vinegar (let sit 10 mins), or buttermilk
- 1 C. shredded zucchini
- 1 Tbsp. Lemon Extract
- I mixed Swerve Confectioners Sugar, more lemon extract (around 1-2 tea.), and a small amount of milk until the consistency was what I was looking for.
- Combine milk (I used skim milk) with vinegar (I used apple cider) and let set 10 mins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line or grease a loaf pan and set aside.
- Grate your zucchini and set it aside. You can peel the zucchini beforehand if you do not want any green specks in your bread - but it's not necessary.
- Combine your dry ingredients into one bowl
- In another bowl beat your eggs, add your milk, lemon extract, and finally your zucchini.
- Combine dry and wet ingredients until just mixed. Pour into loaf pan and bake for about 45-50 mins .
- Let cool, remove from pan and spoon glaze over the top of the bread.
based on this recipe.
Swerve is a zero calorie, non-gycemic, natural, and non GMO sweetener that measures like sugar. All those attributes are important when it comes to cooking up things for le hubs, because he is a type 2 diabetic. You can read here as to why Swerve is a good choice for diabetics. Swerve is made from a combo of erythritol and oligosaccharides.
I really love that I found a great confectioner’s sugar replacement – because darn, who doesn’t love a good glaze on something??! I’ll be talking some more about swerve and sharing some more recipes in the near future! The short of it is though, that I really have enjoyed it – and it’s a great product.
PS: You can buy Next Organics at Vitacost. If you’ve never shopped at Vitacost – do yourself a favor and go here first and sign up. You’ll receive $10 off of $30 – and you can also extend this offer to your friends later!
Have you ever heard of swerve?
What’s the last thing you baked?
Are you ready for spring?