raisin + walnut zucchini bread

It’s August. Tons of zucchini. And no basic zucchini bread recipe to be found on this blog.

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So I fixed this egregious error.

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Of course, there’s already a chocolate version on here… that thing amazes me every time. It tastes like a hybrid of a cake and a brownie, but do you see how healthy it is?

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This zucchini bread, on the other hand, is much less likely to be mistaken for dessert. Dense and moist, it tastes healthy (in a really good way)

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Healthy Zucchini Bread

2 eggs
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup grated zucchini
1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins + 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (feel free to switch up the add-ins)

In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add oil, applesauce, vanilla, brown sugar and zucchini. Stir well to combine. Blend in flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in raisins and walnuts.

Grease and flour a loaf pan. Evenly pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 325 F for 55-60 minutes hour. Turn out onto racks and cool completely.

Excellent for freezing. You can substitute other nuts or chocolate chips for the raisins and walnuts, or leave them out entirely! You can add up to 2 additional cups of grated zucchini to this recipe, depending on your mood. If using frozen grated zucchini, drain it well.

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