I know someone else out there must have zucchini coming out their ears. I can’t be the only one who has a an entire fridge shelf dedicated to the little green squash. Between my own garden and my CSA membership, I have more zucchini than any normal person should. I shredded a bunch and froze it for later. And, then I decided I needed a really delicious zucchini bread recipe to share with neighbors and even freeze for later. After scouring the internet, it seemed like all the zucchini bread recipes out there contained several cups of sugar….which makes a really sweet and delicious….cake! Bread really doesn’t need 3 cups of sugar in it. Trust me. It can be delicious all on it’s own. I cut the sugar way back in my recipe and even added a little banana for some added moisture and sweetness I added some walnuts to mine, but if you are used to really sweet quick breads, add some chocolate chips for extra flavor. My kids gobbled the bread up in no time; in fact, they didn’t leave any bread to share with the neighbors This recipe is a winner, folks! I hope you enjoy as well. Be sure to comment below if you try the recipe.
Whole Wheat Banana Zucchini Bread
- 3 eggs whipped slightly
- 1/3 cups sweetener of your choice honey, maple syrup, cane sugar, monk fruit extract, etc
- 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 2 ripe bananas mashed
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup walnut pieces optional or
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional
Preheat oven to 325F. Grease 2 regular size (8x4) loaf pans.
Whip together eggs, sweetener, and melted coconut oil in a medium bowl. Stir in grated zucchini, mashed bananas and vanilla extract.
Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir well to combine. Add in walnut pieces or chocolate chips if desired.
Divide batter into 2 loaf pans and cook in preheated oven for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.