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My Favorite Zucchini Bread

4.69 from 38 votes
This Zucchini Bread is a fast one bowl recipe that makes a lovely breakfast, dessert, or after school snack.
Zucchini Bread: Sweet, delicious, and you can't even really taste the zucchini!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Let’s face it, getting in all of your veggies is hard. You know what makes it easier? When you get them in a cake! My Favorite Zucchini Bread recipe is a wholesome, stick-to-your-ribs kind of bread, made moist and nutritious throughout thanks to lovely, fresh, grated zucchini.

We all know and love my Best Ever Banana Bread and my Best Ever Pumpkin Bread. My Favorite Zucchini Bread is the newest addition to this family of homemade comforting breads.

How To Make My Favorite Zucchini Bread

My Favorite Zucchini bread starts with fresh grated zucchini, of course. Zucchini’s neutral flavor is great for baking, even though some of you might worry about how this vegetable will taste in a cake, I promise, all you’re left with is an extra moisture cake and great texture. From there this cake is a super simple combination or flour, sugar, oil, egg and a dash of spicy cinnamon.

After this bread bakes I glaze it with my classic vanilla glaze. This extra sweetness really takes the zucchini bread to the next level. Who could resist a warm slice of freshly baked zucchini bread with a vanilla glaze? No one!

[ Like veggies in your dessert? Try my Best-Ever Carrot Cake recipe! ]

My Favorite Zucchini Bread will surely become one of your families favorite! Recipe below!

Zucchini Bread: Sweet, delicious, and best way to get your veggies!

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My Favorite Zucchini Bread

4.69 from 38 votes
This Zucchini Bread is a fast one bowl recipe that makes a lovely breakfast, dessert, or after school snack.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
This Zucchini Bread is a fast one bowl recipe that makes a lovely breakfast, dessert, or after school snack.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (16oz/450g) zucchini, grated
  • 1 1/2 cup (7 1/2oz/213g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Glaze

  • ¼ cup (1oz/28g) powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350oF (180oC) then grease and line a 9 x 5 inch loaf tin. Set aside
  • Using a large box grater, grate 2 large zucchinis.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and sugar and set aside,
  • In a jug mix together the oil, eggs, vanilla and grated zucchini.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. 
  • Transfer the batter to the loaf tin and bake for 45-55 minutes. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • As the bread cools, make your glaze: In a small bowl combine the milk, powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Generously pour the glaze over the zucchini bread and let it set, about 30 minutes to set. Cut into slices and enjoy!
  • Cover and store the bread at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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Rose
Rose
2 years ago

This is an awesome base recipe and is so adaptable. I really wanted to make a chocolatey treat with my leftover zucchini, as my kids hate to see green in their treats! So I added 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and about half a cup of chocolate chips. I also added 3/4 cup oats for more nutrition. I added some cocoa powder to the glaze too. It came out really rich and tasty. And the kids loved it so much! Thank you!

7 months ago

OMG! so delicious! this it the spot. i used string frozen zucchini(was worried but didn’t have fresh) and whole wheat flour(didn’t have all purpose flour). all worked out and another recipe to die for! thank you my favorite baker Gemma for sharing another amazing recipe.

Pat
Pat
1 year ago

Does this cake freeze well?

Judy
1 year ago

Well, came looking for zucchini cake, but this did just fine. I did make a couple of changes for our taste: reduced sugar to 2/3C doubled the vanilla, used melted butter instead of oil and added some walnuts and raisins (1/3 c each), also used white whole wheat flour instead of AP. And then I reduced the recipe by half. We have moved into a Senior apartment complex that provides our meals—such as they are. But I miss baking. We have a toaster/convection oven. This is the first item I baked. I had to reduce the amount because a 9x/13… Read more »

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
2 months ago

Hi Gemma
I love zucchini bread and all of your mug cake and mug muffin recipes and was wondering if you could merge the two and make a zucchini mug muffin recipe?

Priya V
2 months ago

Hi Gemma, I tried this recipe on my microwave convection oven. Baked it in the convection mode at 180 C. But it wasn’t baked properly. The taste and the aroma was heavenly, but the texture of the bread was kind of sticky. I suspect it’s because of my temp settings (still learning to use the convection mode). Do you have any tips or insights you can share for baking in a microwave convection oven? I’m considering buying a 22L OTG because I love baking bread! Do you think it is not really required as I already have a microwave convection… Read more »

11 months ago

Made this today but left out the topping and it was amazing and so delicious. Thank you for the recipe and will be making more.

Irene
Irene
1 year ago

Does the zuchinni need to be peeled before grating?

#Owensbowl
1 year ago

Hi ya – made this loaf and it is really versatile and quick to make. My only tiny criticism would be as lovely and moist as it it is, I found it a little too moist. Maybe the zucchini has extra liquid. Who knows. Lovely loaf though – didn’t even make the icing. 😉

Danielle
Danielle
1 year ago

So easy and smells so good. It is still baking but I am so excited and can’t wait to eat a warm out of oven slice. I have tried many of your recipes and have loved them all. I have no doubt this will be yummy as well (I did lick the spoon). I added walnuts also.

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