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Vegan Zucchini Bread Recipe

Zucchini bread is both a perfectly delicious treat and a healthier snack. While most baked goods can’t exactly be considered “healthy”, zucchini bread made vegan is definitely a step in the right direction. Read here below Gloria Hwang’s recipe, and enjoy your delicious treat.


1 cup canola oil

3/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce

1 cup brown sugar firmly packed

1/2 cup white sugar

2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup

2 1/4 cups diced or thinly sliced zucchini (about 2 large zucchini or 4 small sizes)

2 1/2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/4 cup golden flax seeds

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup walnuts or almonds chopped

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


Whisk applesauce.

Add canola oil, sugar, maple or honey and continue mixing until mixture is incorporated.

Mix in the zucchini and set what you have aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, wheat germ, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and walnuts or slice almonds.

Mix ingredients and blend into applesauce mixture.

Grease or spray with oil 4 mini pans or use 2 loaf pans and dust pans with flour.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pans.

Sprinkle cinnamon topping before baking.

Directions for Cinnamon Topping:

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons cold butter

3 tablespoons brown sugar

3-4 tablespoons flour

Mix all ingredients; mixture will be crumbly in texture. Sprinkle on top of zucchini batter. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.

Heath Benefits of Zucchini:

For beauty, the rind of the skin of a zucchini has antioxidant properties and has anti-inflammatory properties. It contains Vitamin C which prevents bruising caused by Vitamin C deficiency. And zucchini has a good source of Vitamin B6.

Baking Tip: Oven temperatures may vary, so check your loaves about 10 minutes before recipe says they should be done.


by Gloria Hwang


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