Moist and flavorful, this healthy zucchini bread is sure to become a new favorite!
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 large eggs
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
3 tablespoon fresh or all-natural orange juice
1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups grated zucchini
1/4 cups semisweet or dark mini-chocolate chips, optional
Preheat the oven to 350º(F). Line a 9x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper; grease the parchment paper with cooking spray; set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, melted coconut oil, sugar, maple syrup, orange juice, and vanilla extract; beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined. Careful not to over mix here - the batter will be very thick. Fold in the grated zucchini.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, sprinkle the top with chocolate chips (if using) and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove the loaf from the oven and allow it to cool for 15 minutes in the pans before carefully transferring it to a cooling rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.
Serving Size1 slice
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe by Baker by Nature at https://bakerbynature.com/healthy-zucchini-bread/