Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe

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Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe
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
162
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 small zucchinis, shredded (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons honey or agave syrup
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
17µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.1%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
41mg
4%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
74µg
18%
Folic acid
32µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
17mg
4%
Monounsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
82mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Potassium
184mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.8%
Sodium
202mg
8%
Sugars, added
11g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.5%
Zinc
0.3mg
2%

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