Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread is a type of a quick bread using zucchini or what we call courgettes in New Zealand as its main ingredient. It follows the same principle of how a banana bread or pumpkin breads are made so it’s really simple and a good recipe for beginners to start with.

I remember my mom used to make these before and the thought of using zucchini in a sweet bread makes me think twice whether I will eat it or not. But there is always a first time and that first time I tried it was an eye opener, I was so surprised as taste is so much different from my expectation, it was surprisingly good. I guess if we are calculating the difference between expectation and reality this by far has one of the biggest disparity.

Zucchini Bread
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Serves: 2 loaf
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 packed cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1¼ cups brown sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon into a large bowl.
  2. Using a hand mixer beat together eggs, oil, vanilla, and both sugars in a large bowl until texture is creamy
  3. Add the flour into the creamed mixture, mix well until smooth in texture.
  4. Add the zucchini and walnut, distribute evenly.
  5. Pour into two 8 x 4 greased bread pans or equivalent then bake in a 165C preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  6. Let it cool down in room temperature for 30 minutes prior to serving.



18 Responses

  1. Great photo! Makes me want to grab some butter. 🙂 Zucchini is abundant right now, so this is well timed.

  2. wow, good idea and now I know how to finish the leftover zucchini. lol

  3. Tessa says:

    Great looking zucchini bread!

  4. Oh this just looks delicious. I’m not a huge bread person, but I would definitely enjoy this if I made it 🙂

  5. kitchenriffs says:

    This is so timely – we’ve got loads of zucchini at the moment! Nice, tasty recipe – thanks.

  6. My mother’s on a zucchini bread kick. I’ll send her your recipe today!

  7. Mmm.. so comforting!! I’m going to miss summer soon 🙁

  8. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    I made zucchini muffins once and kids loved them! I love seeing green bits and pieces in the muffins. 🙂

  9. I love zucchini bread too. It’s moist, not too sweet and perfect with a cup of tea.

  10. One of the most delicious way to hide veg! I’ve often had zucchini slice, savoury style but now I see I need to get out of my comfort zone!

  11. kenhuntsfood says:

    Wow, this is something special!

  12. derek says:

    it never says when to add the brown sugar, or it should stay add the sugars…

  13. I have never tried zucchini in bread but imagine it would add a lovely moistness to the bread.

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