Best Ever Zucchini Bread

This recipe for Zucchini Bread is THE BEST.  It’s tender, sweet, cinnamony and so good!  This recipe also makes 2 loaves which is great, so you can freeze one for later!
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Best Ever Zucchini Bread  {A Pretty Life}
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I have grown up with this amazing loaf, as my Mom used to make it for us every summer and I always looked forward it!  It is tender, flavourful and very delicious!  And when it’s baking in the oven, your home will smell so good…
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One of the things I love most about this recipe is that it makes 2 loaves, so you can wrap one up and freeze it to enjoy later!  Sometimes it’s nice when you’re going to the trouble to bake, to have an extra made.  I also like this because this time of year always makes me want to start to thinking about getting ready for winter.  I know that may seem a little crazy to be doing in the middle of August, but let’s face it, right now, where I live the produce is plentiful, and it’s time to squirrel it away for those cold winter months.
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Anyway here is the recipe!  I hope you love it!
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Best Ever Zucchini Bread

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded zucchini about 1 medium sized zucchini
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Shred 2 cups zucchini. Set aside.
  2. In a mixer, combine eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  4. Then gradually add the dry ingredients to wet. Mix gently.
  5. Stir in the zucchini.
  6. In a preheated 325 degree oven, bake for about 1 1/4 hours.

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Tips!
  • I like to line my loaf tins with wax paper.  They come out perfectly, and they also look nice!
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36 Comments

  • Reply Barefeet In The Kitchen August 16, 2011 at 2:13 PM Oh my goodness. That is the cutest zucchini bread picture EVER. I love it! (And your zucchinis are perfect looking, how is that even possible?!)
  • Reply Lisa~~ August 16, 2011 at 2:19 PM Lovely little recipe and a perfect looking loaf.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook
  • Reply Sinea August 16, 2011 at 2:35 PM This sounds scrumptious! I've never tried lining the pan with waxed paper but I will now. Thanks.
  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma August 16, 2011 at 2:42 PM I am such a sucker for anything with zucchini! This sounds amazing! I need a little slice to go with my coffee right now :)
  • Reply alissa {33shadesofgreen} August 16, 2011 at 2:53 PM I've been meaning to make zucchini bread all Summer! Yours looks like a great recipe. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays.
    Alissa
  • Reply Katie @ This Chick Cooks August 16, 2011 at 4:19 PM That bread looks really yummy!
  • Reply The Sieglaff Scoop August 16, 2011 at 7:37 PM I must confess... when you posted this recipe I jumped for joy as I had zucchini waiting for me to make into bread. So I went right to work baking this batch up and it is AMAZING! Thank you (and your mom) so much for passing on this recipe!!
  • Reply April D. August 16, 2011 at 9:35 PM So, a lot of people must be thinking Zucchini Bread today. I was going to look for a recipe and now I don't have to. I will be trying to replace the eggs with applesauce. We'll see how it works! Thanks for the recipe!
  • Reply Ali Richardson August 16, 2011 at 10:13 PM YUMMY!!!! You can just ship your second loaf to me on ice :)
  • Reply Shu Han August 17, 2011 at 4:12 AM i love recipes that are passed down from mums. i really think mum's the word when it comes to the best recipes, so i'm keeping your recipe over others that i've seen! never tried zucchini bread before!
  • Reply Denise August 17, 2011 at 2:20 PM I LOVE zucchini!


    Stop by and link up at What’s Cooking Wednesday!

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  • Reply Vanessa August 17, 2011 at 2:31 PM Looks good, I am going to have to try this one. Thanks

    Vanessa
  • Reply Kristen {a little ditty} August 17, 2011 at 7:37 PM This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your family recipe! I have way too many zucchinis that I need to use up, this will be perfect!
  • Reply Ali August 18, 2011 at 2:29 PM It turned out so pretty! Pinning this one for later. Thanks! :)
  • Reply Anonymous August 19, 2011 at 2:29 AM Ths looks delish!!! Please come share this recipe at my Recipe Swap at http://homeandpantry.blogspot.com/2011/08/healthy-salmon-cakes-with-greek-salad.html
  • Reply april@gingerbread August 19, 2011 at 3:25 AM i must try this!!! looks delish...I also love your blog!
    xoxo
  • Reply So Domesticated August 19, 2011 at 6:20 AM Beautiful picture... looks yummy!
  • Reply Candy August 19, 2011 at 7:56 PM Gorgeous photo!

    I've been thinking of winter too, even with it 90 degrees outside.
  • Reply Patti August 20, 2011 at 12:16 PM Looks delish...zucchini is so abundant at this time so I am always looking for new recipes!
  • Reply ButterYum August 22, 2011 at 7:09 AM I felt the same way about my mother's zucchini bread for years and years, but then I tried a recipe that I actually like even more. Shhh, don't tell her.

    :)
    ButterYum
    PS - fabulous photo!
  • Reply Sanctified Spaces August 25, 2011 at 12:43 PM Awesome picture. Lovely recipe.
  • Reply Ali August 29, 2011 at 1:05 PM Happy Monday! I wanted to thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)
  • Reply g-girl September 20, 2011 at 3:28 AM wow. just wow. this is definitely, hands down the best ever zucchini bread in the world!! thanks for sharing. i can't get enough of it. ;)
  • Reply PiskaPaudrie May 11, 2012 at 1:11 AM may seem silly to some... but what size loaf pan did you use to get two loaves? (and/or how high do you fill the loaf pan with the dough before baking?)
  • Reply Anonymous July 26, 2012 at 2:15 AM do you dry off or drin your zucchini before you add it to everything?
  • Reply Four Marrs and One Venus August 8, 2012 at 3:35 PM WOW! Yep... pretty sure this IS the best ever zucchini Bread! Which couldn't come at any better time--- I just picked a good zucc. from the garden! And I am making this TODAY! Thank you so so much!!
  • Reply Lucy August 26, 2012 at 7:37 PM could i replace the sugar for honey and it still taste good?
    • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs August 28, 2012 at 4:03 AM Hi Lucy! I'm actually not sure, as I don't really bake with honey (I don't like the taste of honey all that much). If you make it with honey, let me know how it turns out! Good luck!
      Jo-Anna
  • Reply Chocolate Zucchini Cake October 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM [...] I always come home with though, is zucchini. I love everything zucchini: Zucchini Tomato Skillets Zucchini Bread Zucchini Bread Pancakes You name it, I’ll make it! This season I really wanted to make a [...]
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  • Reply Karen August 3, 2015 at 10:48 PM I made it & I added a couple carrots and wow soo yummy!
  • Reply Mary August 4, 2015 at 10:39 AM I tripled the recipe . I also greased & floured the loaf pans. Tall the loaves turned out.
  • Reply Justine September 20, 2015 at 4:12 AM Looks great - any suggestions for how to reduce the amount of sugar in this recipe?
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 21, 2015 at 9:40 AM I have cut the sugar back by almost half and they did turn out alright...not great. I found them a bit drier and more spongy.

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