How to Make Perfect Healthy Zucchini Bread or Muffins
Everybody loves bread.
But wouldn’t it be nice if you can make healthy and tasty bread right at home?
This is why I’m sharing with you today this zucchini bread muffin healthy recipe that you can prepare in your very own kitchen. Plus, it’s very easy and simple to do even without using complex tools and equipment!
Aside from the amazing taste of zucchini bread, there is another reason why you should be making this recipe…
Nowadays, many people rely on buying packaged snacks, processed meals, and treats that are often packed with preservatives, additives, and questionable ingredients that can cause long-term problems to your health.
But this is not how God designed your body.
When you feed your body with healthy, natural, organic food, it is your way of expressing your love and gratitude to God and to life, as well as receiving the intended abundance in your body, mind, and spirit, which are His.
Healthy eating affects your relationships, your performance at work, at school, and the way you live life according to God’s plan for you.
This is why you should always make it your priority to take good care of your body and to treat it as a sacred temple of the Holy Spirit because that’s what it is exactly.
When you make healthy life choices, you eat right, and prepare your food with great care and attention, there is a beautiful reward that awaits you.
Your life will be richer and more fulfilling, which is God’s ultimate design for you!
So stick around and find out what’s great about this zucchini bread muffins, how to make it, and some tips on how to serve this great-tasting, highly nutritious recipe.
Health Benefits of Zucchini Bread Muffins
First, let’s talk about nutrition, shall we?
What’s good about zucchini and why should you eat it often?
There are so many things to love about zucchini such as the following:
1. It helps improve digestion
Zucchini is rich in water, as well as electrolytes, fiber, and essential nutrients that support your digestive system.
By consuming this vegetable daily, you can reduce your risks of colon cancer, IBS, and ulcers, as well as constipation and other digestive problems.
2. It regulates your glucose level in the blood.
With a diet that is primarily made up of simple carbs and high sugar, this increases your chances of developing diabetes.
Since zucchini is rich in fiber, it keeps you satiated longer and minimizes the risk of loading up on carbs. You will feel fuller longer and your blood sugar levels will become more stable.
In fact, by eating 30 grams of fiber daily, you are least likely to have diabetes than those who consume much fewer amounts of fiber in a day.
3. It aids in slowing down the aging process.
Another great thing about zucchini is that it is loaded in phytonutrients and antioxidants.
With free radicals and all sorts of toxins in the environment, you need a strong defense against these elements.
The antioxidants in zucchini fight off the damaging effects of free radicals to keep you looking and feeling younger naturally.
4. It keeps your eyes healthy.
Eye health requires important nutrients including vitamin C, A, manganese, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene.
Zeaxanthin, for instance, is essential for fighting and neutralizing the effects of free radicals. This helps minimize your chances of developing glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts, among other eye conditions linked with old age.
With all of these benefits, it only makes sense to include more zucchini in your diet - and a fresh batch of great-tasting zucchini bread muffins is just what can encourage you to eat more of it!
Interesting Ways to Serve and Make the Best Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins Recipe
Normally, muffins require oil for baking.
But what’s special about this zucchini bread muffins is that you can use something else in place of the oil.
For instance, we recommend that you use pumpkin puree or applesauce as a substitute for oil. Not only does this make your zucchini bread muffins healthier but it is tastier, too.
Another thing that I suggest is that you add in chopped nuts.
As you know, the more protein and fiber you eat, the more satiated you become - a natural and effective way to fight nasty craving and bingeing!
Nuts also add a nice crunch to your zucchini bread muffins, adding an interesting texture to it.
Zucchini Bread Muffins Healthy Recipe
A nutritious and tasty treat your family will love.
How to Make the Perfect Zucchini Bread or Muffins
- 3 cups whole wheat soft flour substitute: spelt, kamut or mix with barley and millet
- 3 cups (720 ml) finely chopped zucchini
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup (470 ml) sucanat
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) oil or pumpkin puree, applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat your oven at 350°F (180°C).
- In a bowl, combine all liquid ingredients - oil, eggs, vanilla, and sucanat.
- In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- Combine the dry ingredients with the liquid ones and mix well. Add in the zucchini.
- Pour the mixture into a baking dish. Top with chopped nuts, cinnamon, and sucanat.
- If you are baking bread, bake for an hour. But if you are baking muffins, bake for about 15 minutes.
This recipe can make 2 loaves of bread, 48 mini zucchini muffins or 12 regular-sized muffins.
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Hi, I’m Annette Reeder-
I’m a christian nutritionist. I love Jesus and want to see His people come to walk in the complete abundant life He provides, mind, body, spirit. I love to make healthy food as yummy as possible and then share it with you! I am on mission to keep you on mission.
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