Zucchini Bread Recipe

Zucchini Bread is a moist, scrumptious treat you can enjoy any time of the day. Like bananas, apples, and carrots, zucchini is one of those healthy add-ons to a well-known dessert. This recipe is jam-packed with a few different spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and all-spice that would subdue the zucchini flavor. You would barely taste the zucchini at all! So, why add zucchini? It’s the secret in making your bread so moist. Zucchini is packed with water that it essentially provides rich moisture to your bread. 

Now, there’s no need to be intimidated by the number of ingredients this recipe requires. Rest assured, the outcome is worth all the trouble. A way to lighten your load is to prep your ingredients ahead of time. You can grate your zucchini and place them in the fridge until it’s time to bake. That way, it saves you the hassle and still keeps them fresh. 

This zucchini bread recipe is also an opportunity to sneak some vegetables in your children’s food. Sugary yet healthy recipes like these have you worrying less about what goes inside their bodies. We also offer the option of a Crockpot Zucchini Bread for those who are looking for an alternative to the oven. Now let’s head on to the recipe and start baking!

Tip: A box grater is a great investment. It allows you to have a firm and steady grip while grating.

How To Make Zucchini Bread

This zucchini bread is loaded in sugar and spice that would have you sneaking a few bites more!

  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups zucchini (peeled and grated)
  • 1 cup nuts (chopped)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a bowl, add your dry ingredients and whisk them together.

  3. Grab a cheese grater and begin thinly grating your zucchini. Once done, place them in a bowl and set them aside to start preparing the wet ingredients. 

  4. Using a separate bowl, cream together the eggs, oil, and applesauce.

  5. Gradually add in the sugar, vanilla, and all dry ingredients

  6. Continue mixing until they are well-incorporated and throw in your zucchini. Mix well.

  7. Grease and flour 2 8×4-inch loaf pans and bake for 45 to 55 minutes.

  8. Pour the mixture into the loaf pans and bake them in the oven.

  9. Once the bread is done baking, take it out of the oven. Place them on cooling racks and let them sit for 1 hour. Then serve and enjoy!  

How To Make Zucchini Bread

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This zucchini bread is loaded in sugar and spice that would have you sneaking a few bites more!

Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 1 hr 25 mins
Total: 1 hr 35 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups zucchini peeled and grated
  • 1 cup nuts chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a bowl, add your dry ingredients and whisk them together.

  3. Grab a cheese grater and begin thinly grating your zucchini. Once done, place them in a bowl and set them aside to start preparing the wet ingredients. 

  4. Using a separate bowl, cream together the eggs, oil, and applesauce.

  5. Gradually add in the sugar, vanilla, and all dry ingredients

  6. Continue mixing until they are well-incorporated and throw in your zucchini. Mix well.

  7. Grease and flour 2 8x4-inch loaf pans and bake for 45 to 55 minutes.

  8. Pour the mixture into the loaf pans and bake them in the oven.

  9. Once the bread is done baking, take it out of the oven. Place them on cooling racks and let them sit for 1 hour. Then serve and enjoy!  

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 55mg
  • Calories: 574kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 94g
  • Cholesterol: 61mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 316mg
  • Protein: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 337mg
  • Sugar: 53g
  • Vitamin A: 158IU
  • Vitamin C: 6mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

I don’t have an 8×4 inch loaf pan. What other pan sizes can I use for zucchini bread?

You can also use one 9×5 inch loaf pan, a standard size used for banana or carrot bread.

What is applesauce?

Applesauce is made from cooked down apples using water or apple cider. It can be a great replacement for oil or butter and keeps moisture at bay.

What is wheat flour?

Wheat flour contains gluten that is able to hold the structure of the bread, especially with this recipe’s moisture content. We suggest trying our gluten-free crockpot bread recipe if you’re looking for gluten-free bread.

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Conclusion

This zucchini bread recipe promises a soft and moist bread. The subtle taste of zucchini is paired with a variety of spices, applesauce, and nuts for a bit of crunch creating a world of flavors. You’ll definitely want to make more of these!

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