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Lightened Up Zucchini Bread
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5 from 6 votes

Healthy Zucchini Bread Recipe

This Healthy Zucchini Bread is a lightened up version of a classic. Don't let the name fool you, this bread is just as moist, delicious, and packed with flavor. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Bread, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 slices
Calories: 179kcal


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar or pure cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp +1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease two 8X4" or 9x5" loaf pans (I prefer PAM baking spray), set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the coconut oil, applesauce, sugars, egg whites, and vanilla. Add zucchini and fold with a spatula.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together the flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gradually fold into the wet ingredients, stir just until combined (note: the batter will be pretty thick).
  • Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly. Top with nuts or chocolate chips if desired.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes (if using 9x5 pans) or 55-60 minutes (if using 8x4 pans) or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pans for 20 minutes before removing and allowing to cool on a wire rack.


-You can also swirl a bit of Nutella into the tops of the loaves for a more decadent bread!


Serving: 24serving | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg