Skinny Zucchini-Apple Loaf Cake
2.94 from 16 votes

Skinny Zucchini-Apple Loaf Cake Recipe

Low in fat, this zucchini-apple loaf cake gets its moisture from a generous amount of applesauce, nonfat Greek yogurt and the zucchini.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Servings: 16
Calories: 160
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded zucchini


  • Position an oven rack in the center and preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease a 5 x 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, whole wheat pastry flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined and then set it aside.
  • In another bowl whisk together the applesauce, yogurt, oil, eggs, and vanilla until well blended. Stir in the zucchini.
  • Add the applesauce mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the pan and place it on the wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar or spread with a thin layer of cream cheese frosting, if desired.
You can store this loaf cake in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Warm a slice in the toaster oven or microwave before serving.
I think this would be good with a cup of mini chocolate chips stirred in too.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Zucchini-Apple Loaf Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: applesauce cake with zucchini, healthy loaf cake, zucchini cake