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Healthy zucchini bread, ready to eat

Healthy Zucchini Bread

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


A fun bread the whole family can enjoy (and help make!). I love that this bread contains a whole cup of veggies, and that it’s vegan… though you can’t even tell!


  • 1 cup grated zucchini, packed + shredded (squeeze out excess moisture with a paper towel)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (or additional whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉ and line a 8×4 loaf pan with parchment paper or grease it with a little extra oil.
  2. Make Flax eggs: Stir 2 Tbs flaxseeds in 5 Tbs water, and let set for 5 minutes.
  3. Take the grated zucchini and place it in the middle of a clean dish towel or large paper towel. Wrap the zucchini in the towel and squeeze out as much of the moisture as you can. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine coconut oil, flax eggs, vanilla extract, applesauce, maple syrup, and milk. Mix.
  5. Add remaining ingredients except zucchini and chocolate chips to the bowl. Mix well until batter has an even consistency.
  6. Add drained zucchini and chocolate chips to the batter. Fold them in.
  7. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and top with extra chocolate chips if desired.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until bread is golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean. Allow bread to cool in pan for 20 minutes before slicing and enjoying.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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