16+ Zucchini Bread Recipes To Try

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Zucchini fresh from the garden is bountiful this time of year and making batches of bread is a favorite way to use up the harvest. It freezes well, usually only requires basic ingredients and turns out a dense, moist loaf.

LoafYou can enjoy it with afternoon coffee or slice it up for dessert for a satisfying treat.

This Hit List is a collection I’ve handpicked from around the net and features many different ways you can make it including Traditional/Basic, Chocolate, Pineapple, Spiced and a few healthy versions too (including whole wheat flour).

  1. Special: Yields two 1 pound loaves, includes chopped walnuts, poppy seeds, lemon zest, crystallized ginger, whole wheat pastry flower and more. From 101 Cookbooks.
  2. Basic: Made with white and brown sugar, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and powder, flour and chopped nuts. From Hoosier Homemade.
  3. With Cream Cheese Frosting: Includes pecans or walnuts, a grated raw apple, coconut. From Joy Of Baking.
  4. Chocolate: Much of the oil is replaced with a fruit-based fat replacement (ie. unsweetened applesauce). Found at Eating Well.
  5. Chocolate with Cherries: Includes plain yogurt, eggs or an equivalent egg substitute, chocolate chips and a half cup of sweet dark fresh cherries. From Feeding My Enthusiasms.
  6. Chocolate Chip: (yields 2) Orange zest, semisweet chocolate chips, chopped pecans. From Paula Deen.
  7. Whole Wheat Flour: Applesauce, mini chocolate chips, both white and whole wheat flour. From Home Joys.
  8. Pineapple: A can of crushed pineapple (drained), chopped nuts, raisins, vegetable oil. Found at Taste Of Home.
  9. Lightened Up: Promises to have a crunchy crust, has unsweetened applesauce, canola oil, unsweetened crushed pineapple (drained) and chopped walnuts. From Taste Of Home.
  10. Gluten Free: Nice and dense, includes brown sugar, tapioca, white rice and sorghum flours, arrowroot powder, xantham gum and unsweetened applesauce. From Jenn Cuisine.
  11. Fat Free: (incorporates whole wheat flour or spelt) Can also be used to make muffins. From Happy Herbivore.
  12. With Flaxseed: Chalk full of whole grains, super-powered flaxseed, tangy yogurt. From The Kitchen Sink Recipes.
  13. Lemon: Grated lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, unsalted butter, grated nutmeg. From The Spiced Life.
  14. Spice: Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves. From Martha Stewart.
  15. Cheddar: Shredded sharp Cheddar, scallions, fresh parsley, fresh dill, buttermilk. Found at Honey & Jam.
  16. Cranberry Coconut: Applesauce, shredded coconut, dried cranberries, cloves. The Kitchen Magpie.
  17. Blueberry: Made with both all-purpose and whole wheat flour, low-fat Greek yogurt and frozen blueberries. From Sweet Happy Life.

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Published: July 23, 2009
Updated: August 20, 2012

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4 Comments to “16+ Zucchini Bread Recipes To Try”
  1. Nikki says:

    Thanks for all the great recipes! I had just turned the computer on to search for a zucchini bread recipe and something led me to my email. Thanks again!

  2. Gina says:

    What a great list! Your site is such a wonderful resource! I turn to it often! Thanks for including one of my recipes! My fridge is still full of zucchini – and now you’ve given me some new variations to try!

    Thanks! Gina at Home Joys

  3. Jenny Bakes says:

    I looove Zucchini bread and can’t wait to try some of these recipes! Thanks for getting this list together!!

  4. Anna says:

    Earlier this week I baked the lemon zucchini bread from recipe #17 and we quite enjoyed it. Next one I’d like to try is the low fat version found in #12. Thanks for listing so many different ways to make zucchini bread, my family loves it and it’s an excellent way to use up all that zucchini from the garden!


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