Best Zucchini Bread Recipe

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This really is the Best Zucchini Bread Recipe! It’s so easy to make and the result is a moist and delicious loaf that is the perfect afternoon snack or even a quick breakfast! 
If you love quick breads like cinnamon apple bread or cake mix banana bread, you will love this easy zucchini bread recipe! Grated zucchini and pumpkin pie spice are used to create this moist and delicious loaf!

Zucchini bread in a loaf pan with parchment paper

Zucchini Bread


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What Is Zucchini Bread?

Zucchini Bread is a quick bread that adds grated zucchini to the list of ingredients. Zucchini mimics and compliments the other flavors in the recipe so you really cannot tell it’s even there! Plus it keeps the loaf so incredibly moist.

It really is the perfect way to hide this healthy vegetable into a popular treat!

How to Make Zucchini Bread

  1. Grate zucchini and set aside. (If using frozen grated zucchini, drain and squeeze out any excess liquid)
  2. Combine all dry ingredients. Cream together eggs, butter, and sugar.
  3. Add the dry mixture and all remaining ingredients to the creamed mixture.
  4. Stir just to combine (don’t over mix) and bake! So easy!

Slices of zucchini bread with melted butter and a bite taken out of 1

Storing Zucchini Bread

After the bread has cooled store it in an airtight container, wrapped in plastic wrap, or placed in a zippered bag.

Stored this way you will be able to leave zucchini bread on your counter for 1-2 days, or in the fridge for about a week.

Can you freeze zucchini bread? Yes! It will last in your freezer for 3-4 months. That is of course if it doesn’t get devoured before then!

Pro Tips

To peel or not to peel? It will not affect the taste or texture, but if you want to hide the fact that there is zucchini in your loaf, then I would suggest peeling it.

How to grate zucchini for bread? Using the largest sized grater, just go to work on it! Your grated zucchini may be watery, so simply squeeze it out using a strainer or paper towel before adding to your recipe. You don’t want it to be too dry, but not sopping wet either!

Prep your pan! It’s a good idea to line your loaf pan with parchment paper. This makes removal of the loaf super easy once it cools!

Double it up! When all the baking mess is out, I like to double this easy zucchini bread recipe. Enjoy one fresh from the oven and pop the other into the freezer to enjoy later! Perfect for unexpected company, or to take along to a potluck or meeting!

Slices of zucchini bread with melted butter on a wooden cutting board

This really is the Best Zucchini Bread Recipe you will find. And it’s super easy to make so you will be happy making it again, and again…!

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Slices of zucchini bread with melted butter and a bite taken out of 1
3.12 from 9 votes
Servings: 12 servings
Best Zucchini Bread Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best zucchini bread recipe, easy zucchini bread

This really is the Best Zucchini Bread Recipe! It's so easy and makes the perfect afternoon snack for your family!

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup zucchini grated
  • cup walnuts chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar and eggs till fluffy.

  3. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and baking soda.

  4. Add the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Add vanilla, grated zucchini and nuts. Stir till just combined.

  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 255, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 342mg, Potassium: 102mg, Carbohydrates: 32g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 297%, Vitamin C: 2%, Calcium: 25%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Zucchini Bread sliced with butter melting on the top, with a title.

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Zucchini Bread sliced on a wooden board, and a whole zucchini bread in a loaf pan under the title.


10 comments on “Best Zucchini Bread Recipe”

  1. Ugh, not a great bread, sorry but won’t make it again

  2. 5 stars
    This is a really good recipe. I doubled the recipe and added a cup of applesauce to it. Instead of a loaf I made them into 24 muffins. Very moist 

  3. Do you just grate the zucchini as is without cooking it at all? 

  4. How can I reduce the amount of sugar? or replace it ?

    • Hi Mimi, We have only made this recipe as listed. But let us know how it turns out if you try reducing/substituting the sugar!

  5. hi Holly,Love your recipes ! I put a can of ( drained ) crushed pineapple in my zucchini bread it is so moist !

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