Zucchini Bread: A Sweet Way to Eat Your Veggies

Zucchini Bread: A Sweet Way to Eat Your Veggies

Sometimes you have to hide vegetables in other foods. This zucchini bread masks a sweet loaf you can enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

Raise your hand if you know you don’t eat enough vegetables in a day! *slowly raises hand* I try, I really do, to get enough vegetables in my diet. But let’s face it, I am just not a vegetable person. I’ve expanded my palette in the last few years, but veggies will never be my go-to choice of foods. But, this zucchini bread is a great way to hide some veggies.

Usually, I don’t care for zucchini. The first time I had it was about seven years ago when my cousin made lunch of chicken with grilled squash and zucchini. I tried one bite then pushed all my zucchini to his plate and enjoyed the chicken.


A few years ago, when we were visiting Justin’s grandma in Missouri, she offered us some zucchini bread that she had made earlier in the day. I told her no thank you, but we got some for Tyler to try, and that boy devoured it and wanted more! If he can eat bread with zucchini, then so can I.

Zucchini on its own doesn’t have much flavor for me. But put it in some bread, and I will eat the whole loaf! And since this recipe uses two medium-sized zucchinis, that’s a lot of zucchini in a day. And the best part? This is a sweet bread, so the zucchini is not overpowering.

Moral of the story: don’t let the name of the food discourage you from trying it.

Zucchini bread is sweet enough that it could be considered a dessert, or you could also eat it for breakfast. I like to put my slice in the microwave for about 10 seconds, just long enough to make it warm again and put a little bit of butter on the slice.

Step by Step

To make your zucchini bread, start by preheating the oven to 350F and greasing a loaf pan. For the zucchini, I recommend using a mandolin slicer or box grater to easily shred the zucchini. Or, if you have one, the grater attachment for the stand mixer works perfectly for this!

Then, in a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg.

In another medium bowl mix the egg, sugar, zucchini, and oil.

Add the zucchini mixture all at once to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Do not over stir the mixture.

Pour the bread batter into your prepared loaf pan and back for about one hour, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Then let the pan cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe

Zucchini Bread: A Sweet Way to Eat Your Veggies

Zucchini Bread

Sometimes you have to hide vegetables in other foods. This zucchini bread masks a sweet loaf you can enjoy for breakfast or dessert.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling TIme 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, zucchini
Servings: 12 slices
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 zucchini (peeled and shredded)
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Grease a loaf pan and set aside
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg
  • In another medium bowl combine egg, sugar, zucchini, and oil
  • Add zucchini mixture all at once to flour mixture
  • Stir just until moistened and spoon into greased pan
  • Bake for 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  • Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes
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Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 313mg13%
Potassium 150mg4%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Zucchini Bread: A Sweet Way to Eat Your Veggies

52 thoughts on “Zucchini Bread: A Sweet Way to Eat Your Veggies”

  1. This recipe is perfect for the kids who don’t eat vegetables. I love vegetables but my younger brother and sister don’t like them much as I do. definitely adding this to our recipe list.

  2. I’ve made zucchini cake and it was delicious but I have never thought of bread. I’ll have to remember this when I get too much zucchini again this summer! Best way to eat your veggies, baked into something.

  3. I love zucchini bread! It is by far my favorite type of bread. I have never made any but I want to so bad and this recipie looks amazing!

  4. I’ve always wondered about zucchini bread! Just like you, it didnt sound appetizing to me. I’ll have to give it a try!

  5. Oh my goodness.. this is my absolute favorite bread. I’ve been trying to find a good recipe that is similar to what my grandmother used to make. It looks really good so will have to try this one.

  6. Fran Jorgensen

    Just what I need this week! Zucchini is in season at the moment and I am trying to find new ways to feed my kids so they don’t complain. I was just thinking that a snack would be the perfect way to have zucchinis, so the timing of this recipe is just perfect!

  7. Neely Moldovan

    About 10 years ago when I really got into clean eating etc this was one of the first things I made and its still a fav! Love your recipe!

  8. I love vegetables and I am sure I am going to love this bread. I get to learn so many new recipes from your site. Some recipes that I never heard of but I enjoy trying them all. Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. I’ve heard so many good things about Zucchini bread but I have never made it. It sounds like it would be good, I have liked chick pea brownies… so I probably would like this.

  10. I absolutely love zucchini bread! This looks like such an easy recipe to follow. I’ll definitely try it out!

    1. It’s funny how recipes tend to fall out of rotation sometimes. I have a few that it happens to as well, but then see something that reminds me to make it again and it’s like a treat!

  11. I actually love eating vegetables so I’m excited by this recipe. I usually have zucchini on hand, too. Yay!

  12. Bread is literally one of my favorite foods!!!!!! Then add zucchini. Omg! Definitely making this for the family

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