Skinnier zucchini bread – made with applesauce and less sugar so you can indulge in that second or third slice. A deliciously easy quick bread!
Don’t we always need more ways to use up zucchini?
Or is it just me?
This applesauce zucchini bread is a great way to bake with it!
Even though zucchini is apparently one of the easiest things to grow, I still have not mastered growing zucchini (or really anything, for that matter) in my container garden.
The lack of green in my garden always led me to think I needed to buy more zucchini each time I went to the store, and like 99% of the population I ended up with way too much of it.
Nobody warned me that it is never ending and you will always, always have too much.
(Okay, everybody warned me.)
Enter zucchini bread.
I told you that my bread-free days were limited, but I have a really good excuse.
Bread and I get along too well.
Sometimes I really just can’t stand to put so much sugar into a bowl, knowing I’m probably going to eat at least half of whatever baked good it will turn into.
It’s still a cup of sugar, but remember it makes two loaves! You could try it with even less if you really want to make it low sugar.
It obviously is a bit less sweet but I like to save my sugar for more important things.
Original recipe called for nuts. I thought about adding chocolate chips but then I probably wouldn’t be able to call it healthy.
But you do you.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups grated zucchini, (plus more for topping if desired)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
- In a larger bowl, beat together the eggs, applesauce, sugar and vanilla.
- Gradually add flour mixture until combined.
- Stir in zucchini.
- Pour into bread pans (2, 8x4 inch pans) and bake for 40-60 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
Recipe adapted from allrecipes
Nutrition facts are per loaf.
*A reader has said they replaced the 1 cup sugar with 1/3 cup honey and it turned out well. I haven't tried this personally, but if you want to cut out the sugar this is an option!
Serving Size:1 loaf
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1289Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 279mgSodium: 2051mgCarbohydrates: 268gFiber: 11gSugar: 117gProtein: 32g
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.
Recommended items for this skinnier zucchini bread including my favorite baking pans, knife and spiralizer can all be found in the Trial and Eater amazon store!