Healthiest Zucchini Bread (Or Muffins) Ever
These are high in fiber, iron, & protein as well as low in sugar & fat... but they still taste great!!!
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 2 cups zucchini, seeded and grated
- 2 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons stevia powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons allspice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 prunes, pitted & finely chopped (see note below)
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup raw cocoa nibs (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup blackstrap molasses
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350Â°F.
- Line a colander with several layers of paper towels. Place zucchini on top and cover with several more layers of paper towels. Add weight and set aside at least 15 minutes, pressing occasionally to remove water.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, stevia, baking soda, spices, prunes, walnuts, and cocoa nibs; add zucchini and toss to coat.
- In a separate bowl, beat the molasses with the applesauce and the eggs.
- Create a well in the dry ingredients and add wet ingredients; stir until uniformly combined.
- Pour into greased loaf pans and bake 50-55 minutes OR into 18 lined muffin tins and bake 25-30 minutes.
- NOTE: When chopping prunes, I usually add a spoonful of the dry ingredients and toss to coat. This prevents the date pieces from sticking together. You can also periodically dunk your knife in the flour.
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Very good. I made these for my one year old to help him with his Iron levels (Blackstrap Molasses). He is a fan! I omitted the Stevia and I still feel like they were tasty - very much reminds me of Gingerbread. Cannot wait to make these for myself with the walnuts. Thank you for creating a recipe with no refined sugar! Watch them closely because my muffins were done in only eighteen minutes and my oven is usually pretty on point with baking times!