Bread | September 20, 2020

Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe

Easy zucchini bread that is so delicious and full of goodness. This bread is a great way to use up summer zucchini and makes a delicious breakfast or snack. Spread with butter or jam and enjoy with a cup of herbal tea or milk.

Easy zucchini bread atop a piece of white parchment paper. The bread is slices and there is a pat of butter to the side.

What Is Zucchini Bread?

Zucchini bread is a quick bread, made without yeast.  Quick bread is any bread leavened with leavening agents other than yeast.  Common quick breads are banana bread, pumpkin bread and corn bread.  This easy zucchini bread recipe combines fresh zucchini & warm spicesfor a sweet and deliciously dense bread with a sugary crust.

Easy zucchini bread in a white loaf pan. The bread is sliced.

What Do I Need To Make This Recipe?

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • fresh zucchini
  • canola or vegetable oil
  • sugar
  • flour
  • eggs
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • vanilla

Ingredients needed for zucchini bread.

How do you make zucchini bread from scratch?

1. Take your fresh garden zucchini and grate, using a box grater, to make a beautiful mess. You will need two cups.

                        Pro Tip: One large zucchini or two small zucchini = 2 cups grated.

2. Cream oil and sugar together.

3.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix.

4. Combine zucchini with the mixture. Mix.

How to make zucchini bread.

5. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

6. Mix until just combined.  Don’t over mix.

7. Divide between to greased loaf pans.

8. Bake at 325 degrees for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

How to make zucchini bread.

Possible Alterations

  • Add in one cup pecans, dried cranberries, or chocolate chips.
  • Create a crumb topping by combining butter, brown sugar, and flour and adding to the top of the batter before baking. (combine 1/3 cup brown sugar, 4 tbsp melted butter, and 2/3 cup of flour. Scatter over the top of bread prior to baking.)

Easy zucchini bread sliced and stacked high.

Zucchini Bread Q&A

Should I remove the seeds to my zucchini?

If your zucchini is large, you should remove the seeds. By the time the zucchini has large and well formed seeds, it is tougher and the seeds are tough to eat and often taste bitter. They will not be pleasant in the zucchini bread, so it’s recommended that you scoop them out before adding the flesh to the bread.  If your zucchini is small to medium sized, there is no need to remove.

How many zucchini equals two cups grated?

One large zucchini or two small zucchini = 2 cups grated.

Easy zucchini bread baked in white loaf pans. The pans are atop a cooling rack.

How do I grate my zucchini?

There are several ways – you can use a box grater, a food processor, or the grating tool for the Kitchenaid stand mixer.  You can also use a fork to shred the zucchini.

How do I know when my zucchini bread is done?

Test With A Toothpick – At 50 minutes, start testing your bread for doneness. Stick a toothpick in the center of the bread. If it comes out clean, the bread is done. If batter sticks to the toothpick, you’re looking at more cooking time.

Can I freeze zucchini bread?

You sure can!  Wrap tightly in aluminum foil and then in plastic wrap.  Freeze for up to 3 months.

Sliced bread on a baking tray.

I love quick bread – do you have other recipes?

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Overhead shot of sliced easy zucchini bread recipe. Bread is placed atop a sheet pan on top of parchment paper.

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5 from 13 votes
Easy zucchini bread atop a piece of white parchment paper. The bread is slices and there is a pat of butter to the side.
Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Easy zucchini bread that is so delicious and full of goodness. This bread is a great way to use up summer zucchini and makes a delicious breakfast or snack. Spread with butter or jam and enjoy with a cup of herbal tea or milk.   

Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread made with vegetables, easy zucchini bread
Servings: 16
Calories: 212 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 2 cups zucchini grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Mix until just combined.  Do not over mix.

  3. Divide between two greased  9" loaf pans.

  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Recipe Notes

2 cups grated zucchini is equivalent to 2 small zucchini or 1 large zucchini

Nutrition Facts
Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 238mg10%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    1. Oh Barbara! That makes my heart happy! And really it is just a wonderful recipe, so happy your family enjoys it!

        1. I have not tried it but you can use brown sugar as a sub! It might slightly change the texture and taste since it has molasses and is a bit heavier.

          1. 5 stars
            Hi Desarae I’ve made this several times and I’ve always used brown sugar. My husband and I aren’t trying to cut back on sugar, so I added my own twist. I use 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar; 1/2 cup of applesauce and 1 cup of raisins for the sweetness in this bread. I also add two over ripe bananas. It turns out moist and not overly sweet. The brown sugar and bananas gives it a “browner” color too. My family loves it.

  1. My best friend’s mom used to make zucchini bread all the time and I’m so excited to try it now and bring it when I visit next time (:

    1. Isn’t it awesome how food brings back memories :) This really is a great zucchini bread and simple too. Good luck Kolya! Thanks for your comment!

  2. First time trying Zucchini bread. Found your recipe and I did one pan loaf and about 17 muffins and the bread came right out of the pan onto the cooling rack, looking perfect!! I can’t wait to taste it. They made the house smell amazing too while they were baking!!

  3. This bread is amazing! I have messed up every recipe i have tried except this one. So easy, simple and delicious. One pan to wash! Love that it makes two. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. This recipe is great and best of all super easy to make. I choose this one because it says to just add everything in the bowl and then use a mixer. Made 2 going into this labor day weekend and 2 in the oven now. This will be my go to recipe from now on.

  5. Well this will be the first time ive missed up zucchini bread. I had to MIX it BY hand, and i forgot the sugar. I used to make it a lot in the mid 80’s and a few times in the early 90’S. I couldnt find the receipe i had back then. Oh well maybe this loaf wont be too bad.

  6. does zucchini have seeds? if not, i just put cucumber bread in the oven! what i used looks like a zucchini. it was picked up laying on a table with a “free – take one or two” sign.

  7. Hi! I am more on the savory side… Can i make it savory? Without shugar?? And without the vanilla.. And maby i can add insted a bit soup powder and a bit ground pepper…maby even to add fresh dill, 1 tbs or so…what do you think???? Do you think it can work???

    1. I have never made this bread savory, but let me know if you do. Normally quick breads are sweet breads, while yeast breads are savory.

  8. If I use flour that has baking powder and baking soda included can I eliminate them from recipe

  9. 5 stars
    I found this recipe and have made 4 loafs so far, and it is the best, most yummy zucchini bread I have ever had! I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of adding a half cup of cinnamon applesauce for moisture (I am always in fear of making a dry bread). It came out AMAZING and I will definitely be making this again. With zucchini in abundance this time of year I am so excited to find such a wonderful, easy recipe! Thank you!!!

  10. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for this recipe!!
    I wish I could post a picture here of how this came out! It so soooo good!
    Definitely will be making more of this in the future!

  11. It looks like a good recipe I wanna try it tomorrow. Can I double it or should I keep it 2 separate batches. ? And if I put it in mini loaves it would prob only take 20 mins or so. What do I think?

  12. 5 stars
    Absolutely loved it!!! First time making zucchini bread and while I have had others, this one is by far my favorite, while family loved it!!!

  13. Is this plain or self-raising flour your using in this zucchini bread mixture /batter I sure would like to know so I would know what kind of flour to use

  14. 5 stars
    I doubled this recipe since I got a ridiculously giant Zucchini that was 4 cups shredded. I made 2 loaves and 7 muffins. I also added 1 tsp of nutmeg and 1tsp of cloves. I feel like it definitely helped the flavor since I forgot to mix any chocolate chips in and do the crust topping.

    1. For hight altitude with baking liquids tend to evaporate faster so you can add 1-2 tbs more of liquid or increase the cooking temp by 25 degrees to help the bread cook faster. If you haven’t had problems with baking other recipes you can just try it as normal first.

  15. I loved this recipe. So quick and simple. It was tasty on it’s own…but for company I added a cream cheese frosting…how delightful. I’ve also added nuts and/or raisins to the batter.

  16. This is what I was looking for! A loaf recipe that you can make with the simple ingredients you have in the house! No running to the store to get crap like wheat germ, apple sauce, whole wheat flour, etc!!!