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Use up all those summer zucchini in this easy and healthy zucchini bread recipe. We’ve amped up the nutrition and kept it tasting better than ever!

Zucchini Bread with two slices cut out and laying on each other on a cutting board.

Is zucchini bread good for you?

That depends on what recipe you use. My recipe has been designed to be a yummy and healthy treat. While other peoples recipes that you may find tubs of butter and oil in them and are filled to the brim with sugar. If you are looking for a Healthy zucchini bread that you can feel good about snacking on, then this is the recipe for you!

Do I need to peel zucchini for zucchini bread?

No, you do not need to peel the zucchini. You can peel the zucchini if you really want to, but there is no need and it would be a waste of time. This is because the grated zucchini gets softer when you bake it making the skin of the zucchini perfectly softy.

Zucchini Bread with butter spread on it.

How many zucchini do you need for 1 cups shredded?

Because all zucchini are different sizes this a hard question to answer. 1 medium-sized zucchini should yield you about 1 cup of grated zucchini. That being said it is always better to be on the safe side. If you can buy two medium zucchini or 1 large zucchini you will be better off.

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Zucchini Bread with two slices cut out and laying on each other on a cutting board.
Use up all those summer zucchini in this easy and healthy zucchini bread recipe. We've amped up the nutrition and kept it tasting better than ever!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and lightly grease one 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, wheat flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • Pour in applesauce, honey, egg, and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in grated zucchini. Transfer to the prepared pan.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Zucchini Bread
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July 26, 2019 10:58 am

5 stars
This recipe is fabulous I have an addition I found a recipe for zucchini and banana bread there was from the 1800s and in these recipes they call for 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and I thought it was you but I tried it and it just makes the bread pop you should try this

Evone Reynolds
April 28, 2020 7:46 am

This recipe is absolutely the best I’ve ever tried I like zucchini in a number of recipes. Like I said this is the best. WINNER WINNER!!!!

July 26, 2020 11:12 am

5 stars
hello, and thank you for this awesome receipt. My first year growing a big veg garden I am often looking for healthy but simple ideas and love your cooking site. I would also like to thank those that have left reviews and substitution ideas such a big help for a beginner like myself.

July 25, 2020 4:19 pm

5 stars
OH my goodness, this is so good! Moist. I was concerned by the amount of honey used but its worth it.

February 1, 2019 3:42 am

Should the recipe have 1 1/2 cups applesauce? The list says 1/2 cup only. Thanks!

Pris Anth
September 1, 2018 7:20 am

Thank you from France for this soooo nice recipe
I did it as cup cakes … and the family enjoyed it a lot

April 28, 2020 4:44 am

5 stars
Loved it thank you and be safe.?

August 9, 2018 10:29 am

I can’t get apple sauce where I live. Can I leave it out?

August 12, 2018 7:22 am
Reply to  Patrícia

Use pumpkin puree or mashed sweet potato or mashed banana. Several substitutes

September 10, 2018 6:49 pm
Reply to  Patricia

Make applesauce easily. Chop a peeled apple and cook down in a bit of water. Puree for smooth applesauce. For use in baking don’t add sugar. To eat, taste and add sugar or cinnamon to taste. Golden Delicious apples make a good applesauce.

October 6, 2020 2:19 pm

I love the simple easy recipe, came out excellent

Doristine Grimes
October 6, 2020 8:55 am

This Z bread was delicious and so moist. Thank you.

October 6, 2020 1:51 am

4 stars
Its indeed easy & healthy recipe though what can I use instead of “applesauce” can’t get it in my country. Thanks looking forward for your response.

September 3, 2020 1:26 pm

5 stars
nicely and clearly presented, simple and easy to follow. I am definitely baking this as instructed. yummythanks😍😍😍

ed alvarado
September 2, 2020 3:30 pm

5 stars
Excelente pan

Regina Fonseca
August 27, 2020 1:32 pm

5 stars
Wonderful, moist recipe – your recipes never fail.

Carol Valandra
August 22, 2020 11:35 pm

Great recipe I only use regular flour and no honey and sweet apple sauce. But yours is good good good.

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