The Gracious Zucchini Bread

February 21, 2013

A clean recipe I had recently tried at home is the Zucchini Bread by The Gracious Pantry. I really enjoy making Tiffany’s recipes; they are quality, trusted clean, and delicious! I am pretty much a zucchini addict at this point- give me anything zucchini and I am all over it! This helps serve my daily cravings as a snack or on the side at breakfast. Add some dark chocolate chips for a sweet bite!


2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup honey
1 generous cup grated zucchini (about 1 large zucchini)
2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
2 tablespoons safflower or olive oil + extra for oiling the pans
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
3/4 cup plain, non-fat yogurt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Oil 2 medium loaf pans with olive oil (use a mister if you have one), or 1 large loaf pan.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and nutmeg.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, zucchini, apple sauce, egg and egg white, olive oil, lemon zest and yogurt. Mix well.
Using a wooden spoon, stir the flour mixture into the wet mixture and blend well.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan and place in the oven.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Note: You may need to cover this loosely with foil if the top starts to get to brown.