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Healthier Zucchini Bread

Nothing beats a great quick bread recipe. Take your garden's bounty and make this healthier zucchini bread and the kids will thank you!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthier zucchini bread, quick bread, zucchini bread, zucchini bread recipe
Servings: 1 loaf


  • 2 cups grated zucchini squeeze all liquid out
  • 1/4 cup refined coconut oil melted
  • 1 egg slightly beaten Could also use chia egg- 1 tbsp chia seeds to 3 tbsp water.
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk or your choice of milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • With refined coconut oil or cooking spray grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl grate 2 cups of zucchini. With your hands squeeze out all the liquid of the zucchini after grating. Add in egg, coconut oil, coconut milk, sugar,  and orange zest. Whisk together well until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • In a separate small mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  • With a wooden spoon pour dry ingredients into the wet. Mix until all the dry is fully mixed into the wet.
  • Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake at 375 for about 50-60 min or until lightly brown and when a knife is inserted comes out clean. Slice and serve with real butter!