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Healthy Zucchini Bread

Healthy Zucchini Bread made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil and sweetened with honey instead of sugar. This bread is bursting with flavor thanks to the hint of coconut, orange zest and toasted nuts. Great for breakfast and can easily be made into healthy zucchini muffins.
Course Bread, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Snack
Keyword healthy zucchini bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 slices
Calories 202 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups packed shredded zucchini that has been squeezed of excess moisture with a paper towel (from about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (any milk will work)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Optional: zest from 1 orange
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (can sub melted butter or vegan butter)
  • ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts or macadamia nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 8x4 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, zucchini, honey, eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract and optional orange zest until smooth.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Next add in coconut oil and mix again until well combined. Fold in toasted nuts.
  4. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until tester comes out clean.
  5. Optional add-ins: 1/2 cup chocolate chips or 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Recipe Notes

TO MAKE VEGAN: Use two flaxeggs instead of regular eggs.

TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE: I recommend using chickpea flour and adding an extra tablespoon or two of milk to increase moisture.

TO MAKE NUT FREE: Sub almond milk with a nut free milk and skip the nuts in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Zucchini Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.9g14%
Saturated Fat 4.5g28%
Carbohydrates 28.5g10%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugar 11.3g13%
Protein 3.9g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.