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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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  • 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.
Notes

Nutrition

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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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

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!!!!

Pris Anth

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

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.

Donna

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

5 stars
Loved it thank you and be safe.?

Sharon

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

Patrícia

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

Patricia

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

MJ

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.

Yadira

Hi if no whole wheat flour could I just use full amount in all purpose? Or almond or coconut?

You could easily substitute with all purpose flour.

Sandy Mortaloni

Was so yummy. Thank you

Mellie Haumann

5 stars
I love zucchini and since we have from our garden, I will be making it for sure. Thank you for the recipe.👌💗❤️

Mallory

I had to add yogurt and oil to make this even remotely moist and stirrable in the bowl – are you perhaps missing a wet ingredient in your list?

Tara McAdams

4 stars
Straining the water from the zucchini is a must!

Cheryl

I made this and it turned out to be a winner. I didn’t have enough honey, so used 1/2 cup honey and 1/4 cup molasses. I added a 1/2 tsp or so ginger with the cinnamon. My zucchini was pretty big I guess and I had more than a cup, grated fine, but I let it sit in a strainer for awhile and then pressed out most of the moisture. After all that, at 55 minutes the loaf was still VERY wet, so I checked again in 15 minutes (still wet) and another 15 minutes (seemed ok) so I took… Read more »

Jenn

Hi! I’ve never made, nor had zucchini bread and this looks amazing! Do you think I can sub agave for the honey?

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