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sliced zucchini bread on wooden board

Healthy Zucchini Bread Recipe

  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Deliciously moist, lightly sweet Healthy Zucchini Bread with whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, and walnuts!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar, use 1 cup for sweeter loaf)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
  • 1/3 cup oil (I used avocado oil)
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini (from 1 medium zucchini, about 7oz)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a loaf pan.
  2. Grate zucchini into a medium mixing bowl, measuring out 1 1/2 cups. (Freeze any extra for smoothies!) Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  4. To the bowl with zucchini, add together yogurt, oil, milk, egg, and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon just until combined. The mixture will be very thick; that's normal! Resist the urge to over-mix. Gently fold in walnuts.
  6. Spoon batter evenly into loaf pan. Bake for about 1 hour, or until a knife comes out clean. Cool in pan for 20 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


GLUTEN-FREE: I haven't tested it, but my best guess would be to use this 1:1 gluten free baking flour, which I always have success with!

VEGAN: I haven't tested it, but this may would with 2 flax eggs and non-dairy yogurt. Let me know if you try it in the comments!

Keywords: healthy zucchini bread