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!

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…

Best Ever Zucchini Bread

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.

Best Ever Zucchini Bread

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

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Best Ever Zucchini Bread


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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Zucchini Bread Baking Tips!

  • 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.

  • Reply Laura June 24, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Do you drain/dry your zucchini after it’s grated?

    • Reply Jo-Anna Rooney June 24, 2019 at 1:22 PM

      Hi Laura! I never do, but I add it right away and don’t let it sit long at all. If yours seems watery, make sure to drain it. Happy baking!

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