Zucchini Bread Recipe

Zucchini Bread Recipe

Give the gift of homemade zucchini bread to friends, family or new neighbours.

Zucchini Bread Recipe
Makes: 2 loaves
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hours and 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: $

500 mL (2 cups) coarsely shredded zucchini
750 mL (3 cups) all-purpose flour
250 mL (1 cup) sugar
5 mL (1 tsp) baking soda
5 mL (1 tsp) salt
5 mL (1 tsp) ground cinnamon
1/2 mL (1/4 tsp) baking powder
175 mL (3/4 cup) applesauce
2 eggs
75 mL (1/3 cup) vegetable oil
15 mL (1 tbsp) vanilla extract
125 mL (1/2 cup) nuts (optional)
250 mL (1 cup) shredded carrot (optional)
Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F)
  2. Place shredded zucchini on layered paper towels, and cover with an additional paper towel. Let stand 5 minutes, pressing down occasionally. Set aside. Don’t dry excessively. (Do the same with shredded carrot if you decide to add it)
  3. Combine zucchini, applesauce, egg, oil and vanilla in a large bowl
  4. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and baking powder in a medium-sized bowl. Slowly add to the wet mixture until blended well
  5. Divide batter evenly between two 19-by-7 1/2 centimetre (7 1/2-by-3-inch) loaf pans you have coated with cooking spray
  6. Bake both loaves in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. They’re done when you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Let cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack
  7. Remove bread from pans, and let cool completely on wire rack. If you choose to give the pans as gifts, wait until they have cooled, wash them off, add ribbon or twine and put the loaves back in

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Tip: For a special touch, add 125 mL (1/2 cup) of your favourite nuts like chopped pecans or walnuts during step 5.

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I prefer my zuchinni loaf with nuts, usually chopped almonds. Yumm!!

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