“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—just good food from fresh ingredients.”
1 cup coconut oil
2 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon vest
3/4 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups grated zucchini
3 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cups walnuts (optional)
3/4 cups chocolate chips (optional)
- Mix all dry ingredients together in separate bowl. Mix all wet ingredients together in separate bowl.
- Combine dry and wet ingredients.
- place mixture in bread pan or muffin tins.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour if loaf of bread. If making muffins bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Share with friends, neighbors, co-workers with cup of tea.
One cup (223 grams) of cooked zucchini provides [1, 2]
- Calories: 17
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fat: less than 1 gram
- Carbs: 3 grams
- Sugar: 1 gram
- Fiber: 1 gram
- Vitamin A: 40% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Manganese: 16% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 14% of the RDI
- Potassium: 13% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 10% of the RDI
- Vitamin K: 9% of the RDI
- Folate: 8% of the RDI
- Copper: 8% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 7% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 7% of the RDI
- Thiamine: 5% of the RDI
- Zucchini contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds. Cooked zucchini is particularly high in vitamin A, though raw zucchini contains slightly less. 
- Zucchini boasts several antioxidants that may provide various health benefits. The highest levels are found in the fruit’s skin. 
- Zucchini is rich in water and fiber, two compounds which can promote healthy digestion by reducing your risk of constipation and symptoms of various gut disorders. 
- Zucchini’s fiber may increase insulin sensitivity and stabilize blood sugar levels, potentially reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes. 
- The fiber, potassium, and carotenoids in zucchini may lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and other risk factors for heart disease. 
- PETRE, ALINA, MS, RD (CA), February 19, 2019-last update, 12 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Zucchini.
- U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, 2019-last update, Zucchini.