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

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…

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.

Anyway here is the recipe!  I hope you love it!

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Best Ever Zucchini Bread

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Yield: 2


This recipe for Zucchini Bread is THE BEST.  It’s tender, sweet, cinnamon-y and so good!  This recipe also makes 2 loaves which is great, so you can freeze one for later.


  • 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


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

    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.

  • 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!

  • Reply Vanessa August 17, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Looks good, I am going to have to try this one. Thanks


  • 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

  • Reply april@gingerbread August 19, 2011 at 3:25 AM

    i must try this!!! looks delish…I also love your blog!

  • 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.

    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!

  • 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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