Cranberry Zucchini Bread

Cranberries aren’t just for sauce and juice. Rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre and phytonutrients, the tangy, versatile berries add flavour and colour to all sorts of sweet and savoury dishes. These delectable recipe and photo are from Foodland Ontario,, will entice you to stir up some new, healthful dishes as we close out 2023 and move on to 2024. Enjoy.

Tart Ontario cranberries add flecks of colour and round out the mellow zucchini that melts into the lemon-infused batter. Perfect for brunch, or an easy snack to pair with weekday tea-time breaks.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
Makes 9 slices

1/2 cup (125 mL) melted butter or vegetable oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) plain Ontario Greek yogurt
1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (50 mL) packed brown sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) grated lemon rind
1/4 cup (50 mL) fresh lemon juice
2 Ontario eggs
1-3/4 cups (425 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) each baking powder and baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) grated yellow or green Ontario zucchini
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh or frozen Ontario cranberries
1/2 cup (125 mL) plain Ontario Greek yogurt
2 tbsp (25 mL) Ontario honey

Grease 9- x 5-inch (2 L) metal loaf pan; line bottom and long sides with parchment paper, leaving overhang. Set aside. In large bowl, whisk together butter, yogurt, sugar, brown sugar, lemon rind, lemon juice and eggs until well combined. In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients, until just combined. Fold in zucchini and cranberries (batter will be slightly thick); scrape into prepared loaf pan. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until tester inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack and cool completely.

Topping: In small bowl, combine yogurt and honey.
To serve, cut into slices and top with dollop of honey yogurt.

Nutritional Information:
1 slice
6 grams
FAT: 16 grams
FIBRE: 1 gram
SODIUM: 180 mgBottom of Form