Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip – A Zucchini Bread Recipe with Applesauce

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Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip is a Zucchini Bread Recipe with Applesauce. Using healthier ingredients such as applesauce, honey and coconut oil takes the guilt out of this delicious bread.

Moist  Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips Recipe

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread was a staple in our house growing up. Our mom still makes her famous version  today and usually has at least a couple of loaves in the freezer at any given time.  Check out Mom’s Version.

Before the popularity of “Zoodles” and using zucchini in a variety of recipes (like our Spicy Roasted Zucchini), Zucchini Bread seemed to be the only way to use up the extras that anyone who has zucchini in their garden knows what I’m talking about!

Barbara’s good friend made this moist zucchini bread (her family’s favorite) for a party recently, and she was hooked.

What makes it so moist? It’s the commination of applesauce, honey and coconut oil that make this chocolate chip zucchini bread so moist that you might confuse it with banana bread instead.

Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip is a Zucchini Bread Recipe with Applesauce. Using healthier ingredients such as applesauce, honey and coconut oil takes the guilt out of this delicious bread. 

Healthy Zucchini Bread

It is easy to feel less guilty about this recipe since it has a number of healthy secret ingredients.

First off, it uses applesauce (unsweetened) in place of a portion of the oil, and secondly, honey instead of sugar. Also, instead of using vegetable oil or canola oil, the recipe calls for coconut oil. However, you can use vegetable oil if that is what you have on hand.

If you are going super healthy, try substituting dark chocolate chips or carob chips for regular semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Another easy substitution for an extra healthy zucchini bread would be to use half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour.

How to Make Healthy Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine dry ingredients including flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg; in a separate bowl, mix eggs, honey, applesauce and coconut oil.
  3. To the wet ingredients, alternately add dry ingredients and grated zucchini.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips; pour into prepared dish.
  5. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe steps for healthy zucchini bread with applesauce, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Notes About Moist Zucchini Bread:

  • Looking for an even healthier zucchini bread recipe? Try swapping in 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 all purpose flour.
  • Grate zucchini by hand with a box grater or even easier with a food processor with a grating attachment.
  • To get honey to flow easily from a liquid measuring cup, spray it with nonstick cooking spray first.
  • Chocolate chips could me omitted if desired.
  • Try using unsweetened applesauce in this zucchini bread with applesauce recipe.  This will keep the sugar content lower.
  • This healthy zucchini bread recipe makes one loaf of bread, and we use a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan.
  • Lacking a bread pan? Try baking in an 8 x 8 inch baking dish instead.  The cooking time could possibly be a 5 – 10 minutes shorter.

Easy Zucchini Recipes

Try some of our other favorite zucchini recipes:

Fried Zucchini Fritters

Easy Pan Fried Zucchini is a fast side dish to use up garden zucchini.  These zucchini coins are breaded lightly and pan fried until crispy, salty and delicious. Grate with fresh Parmesan, and serve!

Spicy Roasted Zucchini

The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

With a buttery, crunchy top, this Cheesy Summer Squash and Zucchini Casserole is a perfect side dish. 

Frosted Zucchini Bars

Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips are perfect dessert to use up summer zucchini. This delectable dessert features a tasty cream cheese icing, a moist texture and a rich chocolate chip flavor. Plus, it feeds a crowd!

Zucchini Pie

Prepped in a blender, this summertime zucchini pie doesn't disappoint.

Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip - A Zucchini Bread Recipe with Applesauce

Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip is a Zucchini Bread Recipe with Applesauce. Using healthier ingredients such as applesauce, honey and coconut oil takes the guilt out of this delicious bread. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic zucchini bread, Easy zucchini bread, healthy zucchini bread, moist zucchini bread, zucchini bread with chocolate chips
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil liquid form
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini grated
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Combine dry ingredients including flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip is a Zucchini Bread Recipe with Applesauce. Using healthier ingredients such as applesauce, honey and coconut oil takes the guilt out of this delicious bread. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix honey, applesauce, coconut oil, and eggs until incorporated.
    Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip is a Zucchini Bread Recipe with Applesauce. Using healthier ingredients such as applesauce, honey and coconut oil takes the guilt out of this delicious bread. 
  • Add dry ingredients alternately with grated zucchini.
    Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip is a Zucchini Bread Recipe with Applesauce. Using healthier ingredients such as applesauce, honey and coconut oil takes the guilt out of this delicious bread. 
  • Stir in chocolate chips; spread into a loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
    Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip is a Zucchini Bread Recipe with Applesauce. Using healthier ingredients such as applesauce, honey and coconut oil takes the guilt out of this delicious bread. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
    Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip is a Zucchini Bread Recipe with Applesauce. Using healthier ingredients such as applesauce, honey and coconut oil takes the guilt out of this delicious bread. 

Notes

  • Looking for an even healthier zucchini bread recipe? Try swapping in 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 all purpose flour. 
  • Grate zucchini by hand with a box grater or even easier with a food processor with a grating attachment. 
  • To get honey to flow easily from a liquid measuring cup, spray it with nonstick cooking spray first. 
  • Chocolate chips could me omitted if desired. 
  • Try using unsweetened applesauce in this zucchini bread with applesauce recipe.  This will keep the sugar content lower. 
  • This healthy zucchini bread recipe makes one loaf of bread, and we use a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan.
  • Lacking a bread pan? Try baking in an 8 x 8 inch baking dish instead.  The cooking time could possibly be a 5 - 10 minutes shorter. 
Check out some of our other favorite Zucchini Bread recipes:
Mom's Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Classic Zucchini Bread
Mocha Glazed Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Caramel Zucchini Bread

Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip is a Zucchini Bread Recipe with Applesauce. Using healthier ingredients such as applesauce, honey and coconut oil takes the guilt out of this delicious bread. 

 

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