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With or without chocolate chips, this Greek yogurt healthy zucchini bread is the BEST! Rave reviews from many!

Healthy Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread

This is the best healthy zucchini bread -- it's packed with flavor and made with tons of healthy ingredient swaps. This healthy zucchini bread with yogurt can be made with or without chocolate chips and/or nuts!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy zucchini bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 159 kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons very ripe mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oat flour blended oats
  • 1 cup white flour or use white-whole wheat
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup lightly packed grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts, optional

Instructions

  1. Make sure you have thoroughly dried the zucchini to keep it from being too wet/watery in the finished bread. I do this using paper towels and squeezing the grated zucchini. (See video tutorial above this recipe)

  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour one bread pan and set aside. I use an 8 and 1/2 x 4 and 1/2 bread pan.

  3. In a bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, 1 large egg, coconut oil (measured when melted), and honey.

  4. In a small bowl, mash the banana really well. The banana is very important for binding of the bread and a healthier sweetener. The more ripe - the better.

  5. Stir in the banana and brown sugar.

  6. In a separate bowl, stir together the oat flour (measured AFTER blending. I used regular old fashioned or quick oats and quickly pulse them in a blender or food processor until they resemble flour. Then measure and add to the bowl), white or white-whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  7. Add the dry to the wet and mix until just combined. Over-mixing will result in dense bread.

  8. Stir in the grated zucchini and chocolate chips or nuts if desired.

  9. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and top with more chocolate chips if desired.

  10. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted into the center comes out clean and the bread has begun to slightly pull away from the sides. Barely under-cooking the bread will yield a softer and slightly denser bread. (I pulled mine out at 43 minutes.)

  11. If needed tent some tin foil over the top to keep the top from over-cooking.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

I have a lot of explanations for the particular ingredients used throughout the text in this post. Before making substitutions (even "tried and true" ones) read the text or ask a question in the comment section. There are also some tips throughout the post that will help you make this bread!