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Zucchini Bread with Port Soaked Raisins and Brazil Nuts

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This amazing zucchini bread recipe is made healthier with spelt flour, a combination of coconut sugar and zero-calorie erythritol sweetener instead of refined sugar, and Brazil nuts--a good source of healthful fats, protein, fiber, and selenium. Tawny port soaked raisins add a delicious dimension to the bread that you should not pass up.

  • 60 ml Tawny port
  • 60 g Raisins
  • 300 g White spelt flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp Nutmeg
  • 40 g Coconut sugar
  • 80 g Erythritol sweetener
  • 3 Eggs, medium
  • 150 g Butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Medium zucchini, grated
  • 60 g Brazil nuts, toasted and chopped, plus some to garnish
  1. Soak raisins in tawny port for an hour or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 160C320F. Grease and line a 30cmx11cmx7cm loaf pan. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and spices into a large bowl. Stir in coconut sugar, sugar sweetener.
  3. Make a well in the center and add in eggs, melted butter, vanilla, zucchini, Brazil nuts, port-soaked raisins and a pinch of salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined, then spread into the prepared pan. Top with extra Brazil nuts.
  4. Bake on middle shelf of oven for 55 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and enjoy! | © 2019 | | © 2019 |


Noob Cook 31/7/19 07:29

I love savoury bakes! This zucchini bread looks so enticing.

Kelly | Foodtasia 31/7/19 08:56

Angie, your zucchini bread looks wonderful! So full of nuts and raisins! Love how it's so healthy!

Kitchen Riffs 31/7/19 15:22

Super looking recipe! We are awash in zucchini at the moment, so your timing is perfect. Thanks!

Mae Travels 31/7/19 16:30

Your photos are very tempting -- the bread looks just delicious!

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foodtravelandwine 31/7/19 17:03

It looks wonderful!....and I'm sure it is tasty too!!!....I love zucchinis.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Valentina 31/7/19 20:28

I love making zucchini breads in the summertime. The idea of soaking the raisins in port is so brilliant. Delicious. I will try that for sure. :-) ~Valentina

Kankana Saxena 1/8/19 03:16

YUM .. port soaked raisins. That would totally add a new level of flavor.

Nammi 1/8/19 05:50

That bread looks so good. All it needs is a nice spot of butter and some tea or coffee

Natalia 1/8/19 08:59

Looks so good, I should also bake one,cos I have plenty of zucchinis right now.Must be so delicious,have a lovely day☺

Nancy Chan 1/8/19 09:52

Looks yummy and interesting to have zucchini in the bread. I would love to try a piece of your bread.

2pots2cook 1/8/19 11:42

Adorable keeper Angie ! Zucchinis available all year makes this one an evergreen !

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 1/8/19 12:54

What a delicious summer quick bread! I haven't had Brazil nuts in ages....such a terrific addition to this loaf :)

Tanza Erlambang 1/8/19 14:38

lovely bread, perfect with a cup of coffee

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 1/8/19 15:58

Ohhhh! You had me at port soaked raisins!!!! This is some next level zucchini bread, Angie!! An absolute MUST try!!

Gloria Baker 1/8/19 18:56

Love zucchini in breads and this looks awesome ANgie, like all yours breads!! xo

Juliana 1/8/19 19:42

Oh Angie, another fantastic recipe, port soaked raisins, please let me have a slice of this zucchini bread...and yes, I love Brazil nuts.
I hope you are having a great week!

Christine Ho 3/8/19 14:04

Love zucchini bread. Your healthier version has got so much extras inside. It's very inviting, Angie. :)

judee 3/8/19 14:45

You amaze me! What a magnificent dense looking bread full of delicious sounding healthy vegetables, nuts, and raisins.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 3/8/19 17:53

I love everything about this luscious bread, Angie! I love tawny port and I always pick out the Brazil nuts to eat first when I buy mixed nuts :) Can't wait to bake this!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 3/8/19 21:16

I can't get enough of zucchini bread this time of the year! And I just bought a bag of brazil nuts - think it was meant to be! :)

fimere 3/8/19 21:54

un cake appétissant et délicieux
bonne soirée

Evelyne CulturEatz 4/8/19 03:47

Hands down best zucchini bread ever!

Choclette 4/8/19 18:53

Boozy raisins and Brazil nuts? Yes please. This sounds delicious and courgette works so well in bakes.

Evi Erlinda 5/8/19 07:21

I love zucchini bread, and this is a special one with Brazil nuts.

Matt - Total Feasts 5/8/19 08:06

This is the poshest zucchini bread I've ever seen. Love the use of port and nuts for added flavour!

Pam 5/8/19 18:42

Adding port soaked raisins is a great idea!!!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 6/8/19 12:05

I cant think of a better dessert than one made with fresh zucchini!

Balvinder 6/8/19 16:19

I love zucchini bread. This looks fabulous with port soaked raisins!

Pam 6/8/19 18:57

Woo hoo! This is my kind of bread! Looks and sounds really delicious, Angie! Never thought of adding Brazil nuts, good addition! Take care

Merryn@merrynsmenu 7/8/19 02:02

This looks so wonderful, healthy, delicious and pretty. What a brilliant idea for zucchini, thanks Angie :D

mjskit 7/8/19 05:06

Well you just took Zucchini bread to a whole new level. Port soaked raisins. I'd have to add a few extras to eat before adding them to the batter.

Sherry's Pickings 7/8/19 08:30

i love brazil nuts. you so rarely see them in any recipe. i wonder why? and it can be hard to buy them too. this looks very delicious! cheers sherry

Catherine 7/8/19 23:24

Dear Angie, This looks wonderful to enjoy with tea at breakfast!! xoxo Catherine

Reeni 8/8/19 01:50

I LOVE zucchini bread Angie! Those raisins sound divine! Great idea.

tigerfish 8/8/19 03:54

Great to have our veggie intake from this healthy bread!

pankti 10/8/19 12:06

I am going to order Zuchhini with in my next order!! This bread looks awesome!!

Evi 12/8/19 11:00

This zucchini bread looks seriously delicious, especially with the addition of Brazil nuts :)

Anca 12/8/19 13:42

Wow, this looks amazing. I love the idea of the Port and raisins, it sounds really good.

Easyfoodsmith 13/8/19 17:22

Not a raisin fan but the port soaked ones are tempting me to give it a go in my zucchini bread.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 14/8/19 03:00

This bread is beautiful Angie, those plump raisins soaked in port look and sound so good. I would love a slice or two for my breakfast.

grace 20/8/19 18:57

perfect timing--zucchini is everywhere! love your unique take on zucchini bread. :)


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