Healthy Zucchini Bread

I should do more baking. I used to bake all the time.

zucchini bread recipe

My brother gave me some beautiful little round zucchinis 
so I decided to make zucchini bread.

round summer zucchini

I doctored up a basic zucchini recipe to make it a little 
more healthy and to call it my own.

zucchini bread with healthy ingredients

Zucchini Bread

2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1/4 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. applesauce
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. oats
2  t. vanilla
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 t. cinnamon
2 c. shredded zucchini... remove the seeds!
1/2 c. sunflower seeds

Cream together the sugar, eggs, oil, 
applesauce and vanilla.  

Mix dry ingredients together, add to the creamed mixture and beat. (I used the electric mixer) 

Add grated zucchini. 

Stir in nuts

Pour into two greased and floured loaf pans
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
It is so nice and moist! 
The kids love it too!

I also made the pedestal dish by gluing a very cool 
French plate to the top of a candlestick with E6000.  
My dome fit perfectly!

DIY cake plate


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. These look tastey...I may have to make some! Love that they are healthy and the addition of SF seeds is great cuz my oldest is allergic to "nuts". Thanks :) Laurel

  2. beautiful dish! The zucchini bread looks delish....unfortunately (for healthy reasons) make mine fact I think I will make some today. Your recipe looks good too, I will have it and give it a try.

  3. hiya susan , long time no "see" x what great looking bread will give it a try , your platter and cloche is fab x tfs
    happy crafting

  4. Oh my gosh Susan! Your bread looks so enticing. We did not grow any zucchini in the garden this year, mostly because Leo doesn't like it. I bet if I made your bread and did not tell him what was in it, he'd never know! I love the cake stand that you made. I have a question. Did you paint the candle holder that you put under the plate?

  5. This is delicious!! My four year old and I made this earlier today and have just tried a piece. Moist. We used walnut and half wheat flour/ half white. I love this recipe!


    1. Thanks Ivory Jean It was amazing! Give it a try!


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