The BEST Zucchini Bread Recipe You Must Try

Sharing what I’m deeming the BEST zucchini bread recipe! A perfect treat for breakfast, dessert, or mid-afternoon snack.

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The BEST Zucchini Bread Recipe

One of the many things we fell in love with when looking at our house last summer was the raised garden beds in the side yard. We moved in late July last summer so we missed planting season for summer harvest. So we were quite excited to get our garden planted early summer this year (very early May after the last frost). We planted squash, jalapeños, oregano, dill, basil, and zucchini. The squash and zucchini immediately took off! Truly seem as though we had three or four of each over night. With the large harvest we weren’t able to eat our veggies fast enough with lunch + dinner so I decided to try my hand at zucchini bread. I had never made it before and honestly, don’t think I had ever even tried it before. Something about veggies in bread threw me off but decided to give it a go! 

Ummmmm YUM!!! I really missed out all of those years! Although I have a feeling it tasted even better knowing we grew the zucchini. But anyways, now I am a big zucchini bread lover and have created a recipe that has been quite a hit with family members. So in case you’re growing zucchini and needing something to do with it, just love the vegetable, or have never tried it before either, I thought I would share the BEST zucchini bread recipe! Which is easy for me to say as I’ve never had it before haha. BUT several family members did ask for the recipe, so I think it’s a good one!

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How to Make The Best Zucchini Bread

This super simple zucchini bread recipe made in one bowl (unless you count the bowl you used to grate your zucchini into) and uses simple pantry staples. While it is simple, it does take quite a bit of time in the oven, over an hour, so be sure to plan for that.  You’re also going to want to let this yummy goodness cool almost completely before diving in. I know that isn’t easy, but it allows the bread to set up properly. On the last loaf we dug in a little too early and it was falling apart quite a bit. Still very yummy but was much better to enjoy previous times when we let it cool longer! 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup light brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil melted
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extra
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups grated zucchini – gently press out excess moisture with your hands 
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chip

DIRECTIONS 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray or olive oil. 
Add all ingredients except zucchini and dark chocolate chips to a bowl. Mix with blender until well combined. 
Add shredded zucchini to the mixture and mix until well combined. Mixture will become thinner. 
Stir in dark chocolate chips. 
Pour mixture into loaf pan.
Bake until a toothpick comes out clean. About 60-70 minutes. The outside of the bread will be dark brown. If it starts to get too dark you can add a foil tent for the last 10-15 minutes. I do this every time!
Enjoy!

Find more sweet treat recipes here. Including my recent favorite, Brookies with coconut oil.

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28 Comments

  1. Morgan wrote:

    I think I actually have all the stuff for this recipe in my kitchen! Minus the zucchini .. so I’ll have to try this soon!

    -Morgan
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    Posted 7.30.20 Reply
  2. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Okay I never made a zucchini bread but this looks AMAZING x

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 8.2.20 Reply
  3. Lee wrote:

    Just pinned this to try later! Thanks for sharing!!

    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    Posted 8.6.20 Reply
  4. This is the best zucchini recipe I’ve seen, and it reminds me of the transition into fall. The best time of year 😉

    Bookmarking this recipe!

    Posted 8.6.20 Reply
  5. Lizzie wrote:

    Ooo I’ve never had this before! It looks so yummy! I’ll have to try it out soon 🙂

    Lizzie

    Posted 8.6.20 Reply
  6. Kileen wrote:

    I love zucchini bread so much and must try these recipes! Thank you for sharing this!

    Kileen

    Posted 8.7.20 Reply
  7. I’ve never had zuccini bread but I’ve heard it’s so good. May need to try! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 8.7.20 Reply
  8. Stephanie wrote:

    Gosh, my mom used to make zucchini bread all the time when I was growing up, but I haven’t had it in eons! I’ll need to try your recipe sometime soon. This sounds like the perfect morning treat to go with my coffee!

    Posted 8.7.20 Reply
    • oh you definitely need to whip it up! it really is so yummy and the perfect treat to have throughout the day!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.7.20 Reply
  9. Gosh! This looks so good. I have to try making it. Saving it for the following weekend.

    Posted 8.7.20 Reply
  10. Ashley Hargrove wrote:

    Oh my gosh this sounds absolutely amazing!! I definitely need to try and make this soon!

    Posted 8.9.20 Reply
  11. Anna English wrote:

    TBH, I’m not a huge fan of zucchini, but this does look delish!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
    • it honestly doesn’t taste too much like zucchini – it really just gives it a great amount of moisture and makes it quite delicious!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  12. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    ok this sounds so delicious! cant wait to try this recipe

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  13. Annie wrote:

    This sounds SO good! I’m going to try to make a version I can eat (gluten free), and hopefully it works for me, this seems like such an amazing recipe!

    Posted 8.10.20 Reply
  14. Rebecca wrote:

    This zucchini bread looks so delicious, definitely trying this! Mmm 🙂 I just came across your blog and I love you content. I’m fairly new to the blogging game, but I truly enjoy the process of (hopefully) inspire and be inspired. Looking forward to follow you! 🙂

    Rebecca – https://lifetorebecca.com/

    Posted 9.11.20 Reply
    • thank you so much gal! yayyy 🙂 I am so happy to hear that! welcome to the blogging world – it is a crazy but super fun one!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 9.16.20 Reply