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Healthy Zucchini Bread with No Refined Sugar

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Healthy Zucchini Bread is a wake-up-to-a-new day, soft quick bread that contains no refined sugar, and is wholesome with fiber and lots of nutrients. And… it’s utterly delicious! Pair with a cup of coffee, and mornings suddenly become a bit brighter. And snacks become something to look forward to.

Top view of 2 slices of Healthy Zucchini Bread on breakfast plates with coffee.

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Or, if warm coffee isn’t your thing… pair this zucchini bread with Cold Brew Coffee or Iced Cold Brew Coffee with Homemade Vanilla Creamer — if you’re into that kind of deliciousness. I have to admit — when the mercury rises, it’s a huge toss-up for me! Hot or cold, hot or cold? A truly enjoyable dilemma.

Top view of Healthy Zucchini Bread ingredients in a glass bowl

Morning Zucchini Bread Ingredients

Simple ingredients, packed with whole grains and vegetables, is a delicious morning treat or afternoon snack.

Exact measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Whole wheat flour: or spelt if you prefer
  • Roll Oats: I prefer quick oats but old-fashioned oats work equally well
  • Grated Zucchini and carrots
  • Cooking oil with a neutral flavor (melted coconut oil or olive oil works great)
  • Honey or maple syrup: which makes this loaf refined sugar free!
  • Plain yogurt (or plain Greek yogurt)
  • Large eggs
  • Baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Golden raisins

Why I Love Morning Zucchini Bread for Breakfast

While every bite is a delicious treat, the irresistible aroma of baking bread that fills the kitchen is a little bit like heaven on earth. 

  • Just sweet enough to get the day started, but in a healthy way!
  • Fiber to keep me satisfied until lunch.
  • It’s zucchini bread– and it tastes delightful!
Top view of baked loaf with oats on top of a wood cutting board

There’s something amazingly delicious about this mildly sweet healthy Zucchini Bread. While nothing will ever replace my favorite zucchini bread, this healthier version is densely rich with whole grains, packed with veggies, and eliminates refined sugar. But the soft, moist texture of beloved zucchini bread remains the same.

And just about perfect for mornings and afternoon snacks.

Sliced Healthy Zucchini Bread on a wood cutting board

So whether you slice and serve it as is, toast with a smear of butter, or have as a healthy snack later in the day, it’s a bread you’ll want to make often. It’s just the RIGHT thing to do. Happy sigh. 

Front view of sliced healthy zucchini bread on a wood cutting board

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Top view of sliced Healthy Zucchini Bread ready for breakfast service with coffee.
Top view of 2 slices of Healthy Zucchini Bread on breakfast plates with coffee.

Healthy Zucchini Bread with No Refined Sugar

Healthy Zucchini Bread is a wake-up-to-a-new day, delicious quick bread with no refined sugar, and filled with wholesome nutrients and fiber.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients 

  • 1 2/3 cups whole-wheat flour, or spelt
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats plus more for topping
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (or Greek yogurt, milk, or water(
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups shredded zucchini about 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 cup carrots finely grated
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease an 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan (a 9 x 5-inch pan works fine too).
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, maple syrup or honey, yogurt and vanilla. Then stir in the flour mixture until just combined and fold in the shredded zucchini, carrots, and golden raisins.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Once the bread is cool, slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 964IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Morning Zucchini Bread, Zucchini Bread

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