Zucchini, Beet, Apple Bread

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The older I get, the less I am liking sugar.  My dad has never really liked sugar, in my lifetime (although apparently he did used to eat a Three Musketeers bar everyday in his lunch in high school), and I never understood that.  But these days, the less I eat sugar, the better I feel, and the less I like it.

In all honestly, I just really don't like the way eating a lot of sugar makes me feel.  I typically end up feeling foggy, headachy, or sick, so we have been cutting out a lot of sugar in our diets.  Also, there have been a lot of studies lately that show how terrible eating sugar is for our bodies.  We just don't need it and it is causing all kinds of issues with our bodies.  

This bread is a wonderful way to have something slightly sweet and tasty feeling without getting the sugar rush.  Plus it is a great way of incorporating more vegetables and fruit into your diet!  

Chocolate, Beet, Zucchini Bread
Adapted from Kitchen Matters
1 loaf

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
3/4 cup shredded, unpeeled zucchini
3/4 cup shredded, unpeeled apple
3/4 cup shredded, peeled beet

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Grease a standard sized bread loaf tin.

In a medium bowl, mix the oil, yogurt, syrup eggs and vanilla until combined. In a large bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ones.  Fold in the zucchini, beet and apple and pour it into the pan.

Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out lean.

Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then let it cool.  Eat within 3-4 days.



  1. SO funny - My Dad also apparently ate a lot sugar as a kid but stopped before I was born. I always thought he was just very dedicated to his health (he is), but as I've gotten older, I've realized that sugar makes both my body in general and my sensitive teeth hurt, so if he and I are similar, maybe my Dad's aversion isn't based purely on his idealism and self-discipline ;)

    1. Weird how most of us become more like our parents as we get older! This one doesn't bother me, though! Good for you and your dad! So much better for your health not to eat so much sugar!

  2. This bread looks so yummy! We need to get some beets in the house so we can try it!

  3. I finally made this bread! It is very good and the whole family liked it. Thanks for a great recipe and a great way to sneak in some fruits and veggies into a treat! Lauren

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