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Michelle Cooks: Healthy Zucchini Banana Nut Bread

What do you get when you combine zucchini, banana and applesauce?

Some really awesome bread! Here’s how to make this healthy option dotted with optional chocolate chips!

Healthy Zucchini Banana Nut Bread

  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1 C rolled oats
  • 1/4 C ground flax seed
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/3 C apple sauce
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 C grated zucchini
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/3 C chopped pecans
  • mini chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, oats, flax seed, cinnamon, salt and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.

In the bowl of your mixer, add the apple sauce, honey, eggs, vanilla, zucchini and mashed bananas. Mix on medium low until it’s all incorporated well.

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix again on low until everything is well incorporated again. If you are adding chocolate chips, add them in now.

Line two 8-inch bread pans with parchment paper and use non stick spray on any ends not lined with paper.

Divide the mixture evenly between the two pans.

Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of each loaf.

Place both pans in your preheated oven and bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Start checking at 50 minutes with a toothpick. When it comes out clean, they are done.