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Zucchini Bread makes a delicious, comforting bread recipe that is full of the nutritious vegetable. This heirloom family recipe is a crowd favorite and freezer friendly too!

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About this time of year, zucchini becomes very abundant around these parts. We love to make many recipes with it from Olive Oil Zucchini Noodles, to Skillet Zucchini, to Parmesan Zucchini Chips as well 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.

Zucchini Bread Recipe

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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 – you decide.

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. Oh and everyone loves the Chocolate Zucchini Bread too!

Okay, so let’s make this amazing Zucchini Bread. Here’s how you make it.

How to Make Zucchini Bread

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

Grated zucchini and a hand grater

Grate your zucchini.

Grated zucchini in a glass measuring cup about to be added to mixing bowl of a stand mixer with a wire whisk

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

Grated zucchini, sugar, egg, vanilla in mixing bowl with wire whisk
Well-combined mixture of zucchini bread ingredients

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

Measuring cup of flour being added to mixing bowl with zucchini mixture

Pour in your flour.

Measuring spoon of salt being added to mixing bowl with combined zucchini bread mixture

Add your salt.

Measuring spoon of cinnamon being added to mixing bowl of  combined zucchini bread mixture

And your cinnamon.

Measuring spoon of baking soda being added to mixing bowl of combined zucchini bread mixture

Next comes the baking soda.

Measuring spoon of baking powder being added to mixing bowl of combined zucchini bread mixture

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

Chopped pecans added to mixing bowl of combined zucchini bread mixture

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

If not, just skip that part.

Beaten egg whites being folded into mixing bowl with other combined zucchini bread ingredients

Pour in your egg whites and gently fold them in.

Zucchini Bread mixture after poured into loaf pan

Pour your 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.

Then decide if you want to share the second loaf or if you want to freeze it for later.

Freezer Instructions

Zucchini Bread is really easy to freeze. Just wrap it in parchment paper and then again in aluminum foil. I like to then place the wrapped loaf inside a large freezer bag and seal too. Write the date on the outer bag or wrapper and pop it in the freezer.

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

Zucchini Bread

Dessert 1 hr 10 mins

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 2 loaves
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Zucchini bread makes a delicious, comforting bread recipe that is full of the nutritious vegetable. Get this heirloom family zucchini bread recipe.


  • 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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  1. I love zucchini bread so much. I’m just waiting for some to grow, I’m jealous you already have it where you are!

  2. Seriously, your pictures….outstanding! Zucchini bread…mmhm, I might just give it a second chance after this post!

    1. Aww, you are too sweet! Thanks so much and yes, you should definitely give zucchini bread another chance.

  3. Great pics Robyn! My mom used to grow zucchini and then make bread… sometimes she’d make chocolate zucchini bread which to this day I miss. Great recipe!

    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.

  4. 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.

    2. 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?

  5. I accidentally bought too much zucchini for another recipe last week, looks like I’ll be making this!

  6. Yum, looks soooo good!!! I love that it’ll make me two loaves – though we might eat them both at my house!

  7. I like chocolate chips in my zucchini bread. Because you have to counteract the vegetable, right?

  8. Okay, my husband has been asking for zucchini bread for the last two summers. I happened across your recipe today and I think I might try this one for him. Time to run to the Farmers Market.