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Healthy Zucchini Bread Recipe May 16, 2009

Filed under: Food — katieosborne @ 8:32 pm

I have been craving zucchini bread the last couple weeks and finally got around to making some today. It was a frequently baked item around here last summer and I came up with a really yummy recipe that is better for you then the typical one. I meant to share it here at that time but never got around to it. So here you go:


This makes three loaves. I like to be able to stick a couple in the freezer for later.



3.5 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup unbleached white flour

1.5 teaspoons salt

1.5 teaspoons baking soda

1.5 teaspoons baking powder

5 teaspoons cinnamon

4 eggs

3/4 cups unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cups coconut oil (if you don’t keep this in your house, you can substitute vegetable oil)

2 cups whole cane sugar (Rapadura)

3/4 – 1 cup Raw Blue Agave (This is a liquid sweetener that may be hard to find in a regular grocery store, but health food stores carry it).

4.5 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 cups grated zucchini (about 3 medium size zucchini) If I have a little extra after grating, I go ahead and throw that in too. It’s not too much.

(Sometimes I throw in a cup or two of chopped nuts or a few chocolate chips, or I’ll sprinkle them on top before I put them in the oven).


1. Grease your pans and preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon in a bowl.

3. Beat eggs oil, vanilla and sugar in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add zucchini.

4. Bake about 50 minutes. (I start checking around 45 minutes and you may need as long as an hour).




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