Zucchini Bread Recipe

This basic Zucchini Bread Recipe is one that I have been using for many, many years. It’s packed with flavors from the zucchini, walnuts and cinnamon. Perfect to enjoy along with a cup of coffee in the morning, as an afternoon snack, dessert, and makes a great gift from the kitchen.

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This recipe comes from my Aunt, my Dad’s sister, and her neighbor lady, who was a wonderful baker. They are no longer with us, but I have very fond memories of visiting her and enjoying this delicious Zucchini Bread recipe.

For as long as I can remember my Dad had a huge garden, and every year he would plant 12 Zucchini plants. Well, if you have ever grown Zucchini, you know that they produce lots and lots from just a single plant. He would share the produce with neighbors, friends and family, since there was always way more than my Mom could use.

We planted just 2 plants in our own garden this year, and have had plenty to enjoy. I also like to freeze the zucchini to use during the Winter months.

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To learn how I freeze zucchini, and other fruits and vegetables, head on over to Pocket Change Gourmet. If you are using frozen zucchini in this recipe, or any other recipe, simply defrost it in the fridge overnight or if you forget to pull it out, like I did, just defrost it in the microwave a few minutes, then add the zucchini to your recipe, including the liquid.

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You will get 6 mini loaves from this recipe. I use foil bread pans to make the mini loaves. I like the size because it also freezes well and is the perfect size to share with friends.

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A recipe passed down from my Aunt. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Serves: 6 small loaves or 2 large
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped (I use walnuts, but any are fine)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour bread pans. This recipe will make 6 small loaves, or 2 large loaves, or a combination of the two.
  2. Beat eggs in large bowl, until foamy.
  3. Add sugar, oil and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Add cinnamon, salt, soda, and baking powder. Mix well.
  5. Add the flour and zucchini alternately, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Fold in nuts
  7. Bake for about 30-40 minutes for mini loaves, increase time, depending on the size of your loaf.
Notes
if you freeze the zucchini, just defrost and include all the liquid in your recipe as well.

Comments

  1. Well, I guess now I am just gonna have to make some zucchini bread! Of course I will need to do that early tomorrow morning or late tonight because the oven is not going on when it is in the low 100′s :)
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  2. erin says:

    That’s the same recipe I use and it is wonderful. The only change I make is to use 1 cup of applesauce instead of the cup of oil. The result is the same, but healthier. :) I get lots of tomatoes so I make all kinds of things, but my new favorite is the. Cheesy tomato bread that Dana posted on Dana made it.

  3. Susie's Homemade says:

    Yummy!

  4. Karen R says:

    I love Zucchini Bread. I had a slice for breakfast. I use pecans in mine and I haven’t tried it with brown sugar…..have to try that next time.

  5. We have an abundance of Zucchinis here in Florida… definetly a great way to get use out of farm fresh veggies! I love those kinds of recipes!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Rachel

  6. Jacqueline says:

    I need to be making some of this. I have a few chilling in the fridge. I love zucchini bread and zucchini cake. So moist, so delicious….
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  7. This sounds great, I’ve earmarked a few recipes for this weekend and this will be one of them. I didn’t know zucchini bread was this easy to make and it’s oh so good!

    I would love it if you linked this recipe up at my blog carnival.

    Family Food Fridays

    Hope to see you there!

  8. April Harris says:

    This sounds like an absolutely delicious zucchini bread – and it looks yummy too!

  9. ButterYum says:

    Lovely photo! Nothing beats a great loaf of zucchini bread, that’s for sure! Happy summer!!

    :)
    ButterYum

    PS – nice blog – I’ll be back. Hope you’ll stop by for a visit too!

  10. I love zucchini bread too! It’s been way too long since I’ve made it.
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  11. Emily says:

    My that bread sure does look good! I am definitely going to make this! Yum! Yum!
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  12. We made this bread and posted about it. It was great, thanks for the recipe!

    We posted here:
    http://www.gethealthycheap.com/2010/08/zucchini-bread-distracts-lonely-girls.html

  13. Heather says:

    Your bread looks really Yummy! I featured it check it out and grab a button if you’d like!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2010/08/zucchini-bread.html

  14. Looks wonderful, warm, moist… I’m STARVING!!! :) Ever make chocolate zucchini loaf? If not, there’s one for your list. :)

    Donna
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  15. Thanks for joining our Thursday Recipe Spree! I am swimming in Zucchini so this recipe is perfect!

    Melissa
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  16. Marta says:

    I just got zucchini from a friends garden yesterday and just seeing the picture of your bread confirmed I must bake some today :)

    Love the blog btw :)

  17. I made this today with our surplus of garden zucchini. I have called OMG zucchini bread. I used coconut oil for the oil. I also made zucchini cakes for lunch, but your bread was the hit of the meal.
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  18. Linda says:

    I just picked my first zucchini of the year a few days ago. This recipe sounds like the one I make, but I usually add raisins or chocolate chips in too :)

    Linda

  19. Susan H. says:

    I love zucchini bread and use this recipe. Next time try adding a small can of crushed pineapple drained…save the juice.. Makes it even better. Then I mix the saved pineapple juice with some confectioner’s sugar into a glaze and drizzle over top of bread. Yummy. Deer ate up my squash and zucchini plants this year. :(

  20. I made this last night (double batch!) and used homemade applesauce from the freezer for half the oil. I was then able to cut about a third the white sugar because the applesauce is so sweet. When I make it again, I’ll probably do all applesauce and cut even more sugar.

    It was SO GOOD and SO MOIST!

    Also, because a friend that was coming over is allergic to corn (and constarch is in baking powder) I used 1/8 tsp more baking soda and 1/8 tsp cream of tartar. Worked beautifully.

    Thanks for the recipe! It’s a keeper!
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  21. Love Zucchini Bread! I will definitely try this recipe. I used to grow Zucchini and I found that the medium size were much more juicy then when I let them get too overgrown. ;)

  22. kimberly says:

    I have 28 zucchini plants growing right now. :)
    I cook it every way possible!
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  23. Hailee says:

    Thanks! I’m trying it today used butter instead of oil hope it works!

  24. Lisa says:

    I made this in mini loaf pans, and also used this recipe to make zucchini bread in a jar for the church bake sale! I had used another recipe previously….but decided to try this and it is Fantastic!! I love it! Thank you sooo much for sharing.

  25. charlotte willson says:

    well got the recipe written down and all the extras written down and am off to the kitchen to make some of this bread. sounds yummy. will let you all know how it turns out.

  26. WELL THE ZUCCHINI BREAD IS BAKED AND COOLING AND YUMMY. I THINK IT LACKED A LITTLE FLAVOR……BUT I ALSO THINK THAT IS BECAUSE OUR ZUCCHINI WAS OLD….YES I SAID OLD. AND AFTER GETTING A COUPLE SEEDS IN A FEW BITES REALIZED MIKE DID NOT TAKE ALL THE SEEDS OUT. IT IS A MOIST ZUCCHINI BREAD AND I THINK WITH FRESH ZUCCHINI WOULD BE FABULOUS. DEFINITE REDO FOR THIS HOUSE HOLD. I DID NOT ADD THE NUTS IT ASKED FOR BUT THE SEEDS ADDED CRUNCH lol. WELL TIME TO RELAX AND THEN MAKING THE BAKED POTATO SOUP THIS AFTERNOON.

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