Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe

Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe
Staff Writer

Stefanie Hiebert & Erin Thiessen

Zucchini Banana Bread

Eating this banana bread is a great way to get in your daily recommended doses of both fruits and vegetables thanks to its use of both bananas and zucchini. Eating your vegetables has never tasted better.

12
Servings
233
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • very ripe bananas
  • small zucchinis, shredded (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1/2  Cup  sugar
  • 3  Tablespoons  honey or agave syrup
  • egg
  • 2  Cups  all purpose flour
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1  Tablespoon  melted butter
  • 1/2  Cup  chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/2  Cup  walnuts (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash the bananas in a bowl and add the shredded zucchini, sugar, honey or agave syrup, and the egg, and mix well. 

In a second bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Once mixed, slowly add the dry mixture into the banana mixture. Next, stir in the melted butter and the chocolate chips and walnuts, if using. Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan, or use 3 mini loaf pans.

If using the mini loaf pans, bake for 30-35 minutes. If making one big loaf, bake for one hour. To check if the bread is done, simply put a toothpick in the middle and see if it comes out clean. If you see wet batter on the toothpick, put the loaf back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes and check again. Put the loaf on a cooling rack when done, and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
47mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Phosphorus, P
66mg
9%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
447mg
30%
Water
16g
1%

Zucchini Shopping Tip

Buy zucchini that is intact and has glossy skin. Avoid zucchini with brown or soft spots.

Zucchini Cooking Tip

Zucchini has a very high water content, lightly salt your zucchini prior to cooking so your dish does not become to watery.