Zucchini Bread with Dried Cranberries

I got another zucchini recipe for ya today. This one is a bread with dried cranberries. The recipe comes from Two Peas and A Pod. She took a recipe she already had but altered it to include whole wheat flour, applesauce, and the dried cranberries. So this is a healthier version of a zucchini bread for you. You can also sprinkle to top with some cinnamon sugar before you bake it if you’d like. It gives it a nice crunchy top. This bread is delicious. The sweet spicy bread is complimented with with the slight tartness from the cranberries. The little bit of cloves is also a nice addition. Thanks Maria it was delicious!

Zucchini Bread with Dried Cranberries

Nonstick cooking spray
1 3/4 cups shredded zucchini
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Fresh ground nutmeg-I didn’t measure, just a bit
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2-3/4 cup dried cranberries
Cinnamon/Sugar to sprinkle on top

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, and set aside. Grate zucchini on the large holes of a box grater (to yield 1 3/4 cups); set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together sugars, oil, applesauce, vanilla, and eggs.

2. Into a small bowl, sift together flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, and stir to combine well. Stir in grated zucchini and dried cranberries.

3. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture-if you wish. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, about 40-45 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes; invert onto a wire rack, then re-invert, top side up. Cool completely before slicing.

5 comments on “Zucchini Bread with Dried Cranberries

  • I've been over and over your blog ! Lots of things I want to try ! We have planted 4 zucchini plants in our garden, so I'm looking for this kind of receipe ! Most french people would'nt even dream of using zucchini in a sweet receipe !


  • Yum! I have zucchini coming up in the garden. This will be a nice twist on the classic version.

  • Thanks for this healthy zucchini recipe. I'll have to try it. Also, wanted to say thanks for including a printer friendly button. I don't recall seeing it on your site before now and it is very nice to have it. Thanks again!

  • I am glad you liked my healthier version of zucchini bread! I need to bake some more this weekend!

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