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The best healthy zucchini bread made in one bowl! This is the best easy recipe for zucchini bread! This healthy applesauce zucchini bread can be made with chocolate chips or banana.
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Healthy Zucchini Bread

from kristineskitchenblog.com
An easy healthy zucchini bread made with wholesome ingredients and two full cups of zucchini. This zucchini bread recipe is moist, delicious and has just the right spice, you'll want to go back for a second slice!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 253kcal


  • 2 cups grated zucchini from 1 large zucchini
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce or mashed ripe banana
  • ½ cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup milk whichever kind you prefer
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups white whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts or pecans optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan well with cooking spray and lightly flour the pan.
  • Wrap the shredded zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess moisture. Set aside.
  • Place the butter (or coconut oil) in a large bowl and melt in the microwave. Let cool slightly if very hot. Add the applesauce, honey or maple syrup, milk and vanilla. Whisk until well combined. Whisk in the eggs.
  • Sprinkle on the cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until well combined.
  • Add the white whole wheat flour and mix with a rubber spatula until almost combined. Gently fold in the zucchini and nuts (if using), being careful to not over-mix.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour, until a tester inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To store zucchini bread, wrap airtight and store at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


To make dairy-free zucchini bread, use coconut oil rather than butter and non-dairy milk.
You can substitute all purpose flour but will lose the healthy whole grains and some fiber. 


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 250mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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