Zucchini Cornbread

Photo: mollyjade via flickr cc

  • ½ Cup Unsalted butter
  • 2 Large Eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Large Zucchini
  • 1 Cup All-purpose flour
  • ½ Cup Whole wheat flour
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • ¾ Teaspoon Fine sea salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking soda
  • ¾ Cup Medium-grind cornmeal

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x5x3″ loaf pan. Use middle oven rack.

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Melt 1/2 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Continue cooking until butter solids at bottom of pan turn golden brown, about 3 minutes. Scrape butter into a medium bowl. Set aside and let cool. Whisk in eggs and buttermilk.

Trim zucchini ends. Thinly slice five 1/8″ rounds from 1 end of zucchini and reserve for garnish. Coarsely grate remaining zucchini. Add to bowl with butter mixture and stir until well blended.

Sift both flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda into a large bowl. Whisk in cornmeal. Add zucchini mixture; fold just to blend (mixture will be very thick). Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth top. Place reserved zucchini slices atop batter down center in a single layer.

Bake bread until golden and a tester inserted into center comes out clean, 55-65 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool completely on a wire rack.

**Goes well with a soup or hot chili**

Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243.52
Calories From Fat (39%) 95.31
Calories From Protein (7%) 17.82
Calories From Carbs (54%) 130.39
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0.00
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10.84g 17%
Saturated Fat 6.29g 31%
Monounsaturated Fat 2.90g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.72g
Trans Fatty Acids 0.00g
Cholesterol 67.19mg 22%
Sodium 237.31mg 10%
Potassium 164.13mg 5%
Carbohydrates 32.66g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.32g 5%
Sugar 10.99g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 31.34g
Protein 4.59g 9%
Vitamin A 380.28IU 8%
Vitamin C 2.23mg 4%
Calcium 49.22mg 5%
Iron 1.46mg 8%
Vitamin E 0.46IU 5%
Vitamin D 3.45IU 1%
Thiamin 0.20mg 13%
Riboflavin 0.20mg 12%
Niacin 1.52mg 8%
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 4%
Folate 45.85µg 11%
Vitamin B12 0.18µg 3%
Pantothenic Acid 0.33mg 3%
Phosphorus 114.09mg 11%
Magnesium 20.77mg 5%
Zinc 0.51mg 3%
Copper 0.06mg 3%
Manganese 0.20mg 10%
Selenium 11.39µg 16%
Alcohol 0.00g
Caffeine 0.00mg
Water 35.60g

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