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Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe

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    An easy zucchini quick bread recipe that is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack!


    This zucchini bread recipe has been in my family for generations and I am so excited to share it with you! This recipe has probably stood the test of time because of its ease and simplicity that results in a super moist and delectable treat.

    This was my great grandmother's recipe with only one modification, instead of using vegetable oil, we use canola oil. You’ll notice we don’t need any other liquids because the zucchini itself is such a watery vegetable.

    unbaked zucchini bread in a pan

    What Ingredients are Needed for Zucchini Bread?

    Zucchini: About one whole zucchini grated or blended. No need to peel the zucchini before grating, the skins are totally fine to include.

    Canola Oil: Can substitute for coconut oil or vegetable oil.

    Granulated Sugar: Regular white sugar. 

    Egg

    Vanilla Extract

    All Purpose Flour: I have not tested this recipe with any other flours at this time, so if you use an alternative please let me know how it turns out!

    Baking Soda 

    Baking Powder

    Cinnamon

    Salt

    baked zucchini bread in a loaf pan

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    stacked slices of zucchini bread

    How to Make Zucchini Bread

    Prep: Preheat the oven to 350° F and grease an 8x4 loaf pan. Shred the zucchini with a grater.

    Mix: In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg with a whisk until light and foamy. Add the sugar, oil, zucchini, and vanilla. Mix until just combined. 

    In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until well blended. Incorporate the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients. Fold together until all ingredients are fully incorporated. 

    Bake: Pour into a prepared loaf pan and place in the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes.

    Remove from the oven and stick a toothpick through the center of the bread, if it comes out clean, the bread is done! Let cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before removing and slicing into pieces.

    zucchini bread in a loaf pan

    Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe

    An easy zucchini quick bread recipe that is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack!


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 45 min |

    Total time: 55 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 9

    Ingredients:

    • 1 large egg
    • 1 cup, granulated sugar
    • ½ cup, canola oil
    • 1 cup, grated zucchini 
    • 1 ½ tsp, vanilla extract
    • 1 ½ cups, all purpose flour
    • ½ tsp, baking soda
    • ½ tsp, baking powder
    • 1 tsp, cinnamon
    • ½ tsp, salt

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease an 8x4 loaf pan.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg with a whisk until light and foamy. 
    3. Add the sugar, oil, zucchini, and vanilla. Mix until just combined.
    4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until well blended.
    5. Incorporate the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients. Fold together until all ingredients are fully incorporated. 
    6. Pour into a prepared loaf pan and place in the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes.
    7. Remove from the oven and stick a toothpick through the center of the bread, if it comes out clean, the bread is done! Let cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before removing and slicing into pieces.
    Notes:
    1. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or store in the fridge for up to a week.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 slice

    Serves 9


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 281
    Total Fat 13g
      Saturated Fat 1g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 21mg
    Sodium 235mg
    Total Carbohydrate 38g
      Dietary Fiber 1g
      Sugars 23g
    Protein 3g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe


    Author: Christine

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    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Best Zucchini Bread, Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe, Moist Zucchini Bread


    Ratings and reviews (3)

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    Kristine
    2 weeks ago

    Wow wow wow that’s all I have to say about how good this is!!!!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 2 weeks ago

    Thank you so much!

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    Courtney
    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    I love zucchini bread, especially with fresh zucchini from the garden!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    yes! fresher the better :)

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    Laurie
    4 weeks, 1 day ago

    This bread looks fantastic. Along with you pumpkin bread recipe. Your blog is excellent.

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    thank you so much, Laurie!!

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