by Olena

Healthy Zucchini Bread

by Olena

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

My local farmer’s zucchini season is in full swing, yay!!! Therefore, super simple recipe and truly healthy zucchini bread with applesauce, honey and whole wheat or spelt flour. No white flour, no sugar, no oil without sacrificing the flavour or moistness. This bread came out super delicious and very moist from all those freshly grated zucchini and applesauce. Honey and cinnamon add a really nice flavour touch to zucchini bread. Feel free to add chopped nuts, chocolate chips, dried cranberries etc. I didn’t because I really wanted just a simple sweet with no sugar zucchini bread with my cup of coffee or tea.

If you have got more than you know what to do with zucchinis, make and freeze banana zucchini muffins and lemon zucchini muffins, eat until you can’t healthy zucchini brownies, or find recipe that appeals to you among other 30 healthy zucchini recipes.

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Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

How to Make Healthy Zucchini Bread

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Healthy zucchini bread’s ingredients are super simple, wholesome and most likely you have on hand: 2 medium zucchini, egg, honey, applesauce, vanilla extract, cinnamon, baking powder and soda, salt, and whole wheat or spelt flour.

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Combine all ingredients, except zucchini and flour, in a bowl and whisk well. Mixture will be foamy and bubbly because applesauce reacts with baking soda right away.

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Coarsely grate zucchini. Do not squeeze and do not pat dry. Just pack tightly 2 cups. We want all the juices for moist and healthy whole wheat zucchini bread.

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Add flour and stir until well mixed. I wouldn’t be too concerned with over mixing. Batter won’t be as thick as traditional muffin batter.

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

Pour into regular size loaf pan and bake for 60 mins. Photo shows a longer and skinnier loaf pan because I like to have fun.

Bake, cool, slice and enjoy! You know the drill.:)

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar. | ifoodreal.com

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Healthy Zucchini Bread

4.3 from 4 reviews

Healthy Zucchini Bread with applesauce, whole wheat or spelt flour and honey. Super delicious, easy and moist recipe; no oil or sugar.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line 9 x 5 loaf pan with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add egg, applesauce, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt; whisk until combined. Add zucchini and stir. Add flour and mix gently with a spatula just enough to combine. Pour batter into previously prepared loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  3. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool off for 10 minutes. Holding onto the flaps of parchment paper remove healthy zucchini bread from a loaf pan and let it cool off completely before slicing with sharp serrated knife.

Store: Store covered in a cool dry place for up to 5 days. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

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  1. Positives:

    + Surprisingly moist bread for an all whole wheat flour recipe.
    + Easy recipe to execute.
    + I made one loaf with maple syrup and expected it to taste too strong but that wasn’t the case.
    + Second loaf used all honey and again, didn’t seem to taste like honey but just sweetened the bread.

    Negatives:

    – Flavor is too strong with whole wheat flour.

    – Cinnamon seemed high (even for this cinnamon lover) and I suspect it’s to help with the overwhelming flavor of all whole wheat.

    Overall – this recipe executed well, scientifically works great, and has a great texture and moisture content. Flavor, to me, wasn’t pleasing enough to decide to make this again. Perhaps subbing white whole wheat flour could taste better.

    1. I have a friend and she doesn’t like whole wheat flour and maple syrup baking. Period. So she bakes with all purpose flour and white sugar. End of story. Probably you are “the same friend”.🤗

  2. Whipped this up today. I added 1/2tsp betterNOW stevia, 3/4c walnuts and 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolates. It was wonderful. Next time I’ll bump up the stevia to 1 full tsp for my family’s taste buds. Thanks for the recipe.

      1. I have made a very similar recipe and have substituted almond flour using ¾ almond to ¼ spelt and tasted great I added a tsp more of baking powder to offset heaviness of almond flour, it is a matter of experimenting with the ratio until you find what works

  3. Just took mine out of the oven and can’t wait til after dinner to try a piece! I had everything on hand, even the chocolate chips! This was so easy to make and smells wonderful!!