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Savory zucchini bread recipe with healthy ingredients. Make this savory zucchini bread loaf for a healthy breakfast or an Italian style brunch!

savory zucchini bread on a kitchen cloth with chives flowers
zucchini, eggs, yoghurt, flour, honey, chives, and brown sugar

This savory zucchini bread is a recipe to take care of yourself, by baking something delicious, but healthy.

Italian healthy eating doesn’t imply sacrificing, it means enjoying the food YOU make, balancing carbs, proteins, and fats, like in this savory zucchini bread loaf.
In Italy, eating healthy also means using the best natural ingredients, and most of them are already in your pantry.

This zucchini bread is made with yogurt and extra-virgin olive oil, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, and chives (perfect for intensifying the zucchini flavor).

cut in two zucchini bread loaf
savory zucchini bread dough

be THAT person

The one sitting on the porch at sunset, sipping from a glass of wine

…while the salsa al pomodoro is simmering on the stovetop.

The one enjoying the wait

(probably nibbling from a charcuterie board).

The one that picks a leaf from the basil plant, inhales the aroma

…and delicately lays it next to a nest of homemade pasta.

The one that welcomes a few friends for dinner, to share the latest find:

an Italian aged goat cheese, to be savored with an exquisite Barolo

…that should have decanted perfectly by now.

Savory Zucchini Bread recipe. Get this and more gourmet recipes on Gourmet Project. #gourmetproject
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savory zucchini bread recipe

Course Italian gourmet recipes
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


  • 1.5 cups zucchini or 4 medium/small zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • ½ handful of chives
  • 1 cup 00 flour
  • 1 cup whole meal flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven at 350°F (180°F).
  2. Clean and julienne the zucchini. Thinly chop the chives.
  3. Place them in the mixer’s bowl. Add eggs, salt, sugar, yogurt and olive oil. Mix well. Add flours, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. Oil and flour the loaf mold (or line it with parchment paper). Pour in the batter and bake 30-35 minutes, until a knife or skewer comes out almost completely clean.
  5. I tried to place two nice chive flowers on top, but they turned brownish, so they become the final garnish :-).

Enjoy your delicious savory zucchini bread!


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