Zucchini Bread

I still remember the first time I ever had zucchini bread… I was in college studying for finals with my roommate, and her mother had sent a care package with a bunch of goodies including zucchini bread.  It is the best zucchini bread I’ve had though I have made attempts to copy her recipe.  Here’s my version with a couple of twists in it.

Zucchini Bread

Grate about 3 cups of Zucchini (don’t drain the liquid, it helps keep the bread moist)

Grated Zucchini

In two bread pans, spray with cooking spray then lightly dust with flour and set aside.

Preheat Oven to 325ºF

In a large bowl, beat eggs, oil*, applesauce*, vanilla, and sugar together.  Add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon to the creamed mixture and beat well.

Creamed Mixture

Add grated zucchini and stir until well combined.   If you’re adding nuts, this would be the time to put them in the batter.

Pour into bread pans and bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted to the center comes out clean.  Cool on rack for 15-20 minutes before serving.

Zuchhini Bread


3 1/2 c All Purpose Flour (you can use whole wheat to make it healthier)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
3 tsp Ground Cinnamon
3 Eggs
1/2 Olive Oil
1/2 c Applesauce
1 c White Sugar
1 c Brown Sugar
3 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 c Grated Zucchini (do not drain liquid from zucchini)
1 c Chopped Walnuts (optional)

* The original recipe calls for 1 c Vegetable Oil.  My healthier twist is to use 1/2 c olive oil and 1/2 c applesauce.  You’re welcome to cut out the applesauce and use 1 cup oil, however I have noticed that the applesauce also helps keep the bread moist.

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I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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