This moist, flavorful Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread is made with whole wheat flour for a healthier zucchini bread recipe that still tastes great!I do a lot of meal planning and scheduling out our meals. Since I work full-time, it helps me to plan to plan out meals ahead of time, especially for the days when I know there will be more going on.
Not only does it help me stay organized, but it also helps cut down on our grocery expenses and leftover food waste.
So, there were a couple recipes that I planned to make and a few that I needed to work on. They didn’t happen. Instead, I made this Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread.
Even though I hate to go off plan, this time it was a good decision.
This Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread is moist and tender without the greasy heaviness that so many zucchini breads suffer from. It isn’t super sweet but has just enough sweetness to make it tasty.
So, it’s great as a breakfast or snack! And if you’re looking for a sweeter zucchini recipe, check out my zucchini cake recipe.
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Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread
- 9x5 loaf pan
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 c . honey
- 1/4 c . vegetable oil
- 1/2 c . low-fat buttermilk
- 1 tsp . vanilla extract
- 2 c . white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp . salt
- 1/2 tsp . baking soda
- 1/2 tsp . baking powder
- 2 tsp . ground cinnamon
- 2 c . shredded zucchini not squeezed dry
- 1 c . cinnamon chips
- 1 T . sugar
- 1/2 tsp . cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 9x5-inch baking pan; set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, honey, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and vanilla.
- Add the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon; stir until just incorporated.
- Stir in the zucchini until mostly incorporated.
- Add cinnamon chips, and mix until combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then remove from pan and set on wire cooling rack to finish cooling.
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This is THE BEST zucchini bread receive I have ever made or tasted. Even with the whole wheat flour it was moist – and stayed moist. Highly recommend.
Thank you! I’m so glad that you liked it!
I made this recipe, substituting 1/2 cup pure pumpkin plus 1/2 tsp powdered stevia for the honey and 1/4 cup of pure pumpkin for the oil, and it’s pretty good. I upped the cinnamon because I love it! A slight oddness in the sweetness is due to the stevia but is not too noticeable (I was watching for it as I’ve baked with stevia before). The changes made for a thicker, heavier almost dough-like batter and I wondered if it would rise as it baked but it did. :) I baked in a glass bread pan and the resulting loaf was tall, crunchy on the outside and just a little under-baked (so soft!). The result is almost like coffee cake and I plan to try this again in a square cake pan.
Oh wow! I’m glad that it worked out for you!
When you say sour milk, do you mean old milk?? Sorry, I’m a complete novice! I was going to try this with oat milk because I don’t do dairy milks.. hmmm.. it’s -40 outside too, so I’m not going out there! Lol, wish me luck!
No, sour milk is milk that’s been soured with the addition of vinegar. You can use oat milk. You’ll just want to add a little bit of vinegar to sour the milk. Hope that helps!
Great recipe! Made this with some extra zucchini and it’s really good! Thanks for the recipe!
So glad you liked it! Thank you for taking the time to come back and comment!
Could you substitute 1/4 cup coconut oil for the vegetable oil? I love zucchini bread, but I’ve never made it myself before!
I think so! I sub coconut oil for vegetable oil in baked goods pretty regularly, and it has always worked well. Good luck! =)
This recipe sounds divine! Do you have a buttermilk substitute?
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Thank you! You could use sour milk instead. Just add a scant teaspoon (about 3/4 tsp.) white vinegar or lemon juice to a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Fill the rest with milk, and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Bethany @ athletic avocado says
This zucchini bread looks sooooo good! I normally put choco chips in mine, but cinnamon chips sounds awesome!
Thanks so much!! I love the chocolate/zucchini combo, too! =)