Zucchini bread makes a delicious, comforting bread recipe that is full of the nutritious vegetable. Get this heirloom family zucchini bread recipe.

Zucchini Bread Recipe from addapinch.com

About this time of year, zucchini becomes quiet abundant around these parts. We use it salads, roast it in the oven, and include it in kabobs throughout the rest of the summer. But there is one way that I love to use zucchini that is always a crowd-pleaser – zucchini bread.

This recipe makes two loaves of zucchini bread so you have one to dig into fresh out of the oven and another to dig into later – or you could share – whatever trips your trigger.

Well, I admit it, I actually do like to share the other loaf of zucchini bread. Folks get really excited when you share your homemade treasures with them.

But zucchini bread is really easy to freeze, too. Just wrap it in parchment paper and then again in aluminum foil. Write the date on the outer wrapper and pop it in the freezer.

Okay, so let’s make some zucchini bread.

Here’s how you make it.

Separate your eggs and beat your egg whites until stiff. Set them aside.


Grate your zucchini.



Put your grated zucchini in your mixing bowl along with your egg yolks, oil, sugar and vanilla.


Give it a good whirl with your mixer until well-combined.


Pour in your flour.


Add your salt.


And your cinnamon.


Next comes the baking soda.


and your baking powder. Then, mix it all together.


If you want nuts in your zucchini bread, toss them in now.

If not, just skip that part.


Pour in your egg whites and gently fold them in.


Pour your zucchini bread mixture into two prepared loaf pans and bake for about an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.

Zucchini Bread Recipe from addapinch.com


Then figure out who you want to give your other loaf of zucchini bread.

Here’s my family’s Zucchini Bread recipe. I think you’ll love it!

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread makes a delicious, comforting bread recipe that is full of the nutritious vegetable. Get this heirloom family zucchini bread recipe.

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 2 loaves
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups zucchini grated (unpeeled) - about 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 325º.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff, set aside.
  • Add oil, sugar, zucchini, vanilla to egg yolks in large mixing bowl.
  • Beat until well-combined.
  • Add flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder to mixing bowl. Beat well.
  • Add pecans if using and combine.
  • Fold in egg whites.
  • Bake in greased loaf pans for about 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.
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21 Comments Leave a comment or review

    1. Thanks, Kim. Yes, chocolate zucchini bread is quiet delicious. My Grandmother’s recipe for it is one of my all-time favorites. I’ll share it soon.

  1. I have a question – I like to make bread, but often I end up with enough dough for two loaves or make two loaves of bread. How do you keep it fresh and if you didn’t want to make two loaves of bread, how do you store the extra dough properly?

    1. Hi Dixie – I always go ahead and make both loaves and just freeze one of them or share it. I’ve also had some luck with pouring all of the dough into a bundt pan and baking it for a larger loaf. For example, if the recipe calls for baking it at 325 for an hour, I bump it up to 350º and watch it closely for the hour.

      I’d love to hear what other members of the Add a Pinch family say.

      1. Solved my problem. Added some chocolate and made “chocolate” bread. 1 loaf eaten with dinner and the other is going to work with me. Would love for you to share your recipe too. Also, I was wondering if anyone has ever added carrots to it?

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