Zucchini-Oat Bread


Applesauce and butter add moistness to this delicious quickbread recipe. After baking, top with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar for added flavor.

Zucchini-Oat Bread
Photo: Jay Wilde
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
16 slices


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 2 ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup applesauce

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cup shredded, unpeeled zucchini

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

  • ¾ cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside. Combine 1 tablespoon of the sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon; set aside. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and remaining cinnamon; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat eggs with electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes or until foamy. Add remaining sugar, the applesauce, butter, and vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture, beating on low speed just until combined. Stir in zucchini, nuts, and raisins. Spoon into prepared pan. Sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon mixture.

  2. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on rack. Wrap and store several hours before slicing. Makes 16 slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
9g Fat
48g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 185mg 4%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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