15 Easy (But Exceptionally Good) Zucchini Bread Recipes
Sesame-Cashew Zucchini Bread
Zucchini bread proves true the popular saying, "Everything old is new again." And whether it's a zucchini bread recipe that's been passed down through generations or whether it's a fresh new spin, this lovable quick bread has never been cooler right now. What's not to love about it? Super moist and mildly-sweet, zucchini bread is crowdpleasing, kid-friendly, and an easy way to work a few more veggies into your diet. Here, we've rounded up our best easy zucchini recipes to make smart use of your farmers' market haul. First up—this nutty twist on classic zucchini bread. If you don’t have cashew butter on hand, feel free to use peanut butter or almond butter for the creamy glaze instead—either would be equally delicious.
Classic Zucchini Bread
This is simply a fantastic basic zucchini bread recipe. It's neither oily nor dry, but perfectly moist. Make the easy recipe, then mix it up by adding chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the batter.
Mexican Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Got a boatload of zucchini? A loaf of so-simple quick bread is a delightful, kid-friendly way to put it to use. This decadent twist spices up classic zucchini bread with cocoa powder, cinnamon, a rich chocolate glaze, and roasted pepitas. Easy-to-make, incredibly moist, and intensely chocolatey, this Mexican Chocolate Zucchini Bread is sure to be a new favorite.
Tuscan Pignoli-Orange Zucchini Bread
Got a boatload of zucchini? A loaf of so-simple quick bread is a delightful, kid-friendly way to put it to use. With bright citrusy notes, toasty pine nuts, and a delightful texture delivered by the blend of semolina and almond flours, this Italian-inspired uptake on your typical zucchini bread is sure to impress.
Here's a gluten-free zucchini bread recipe that everyone can enjoy. This spiced loaf gets its flavor from cinnamon, ground ginger, and a touch of nutmeg, while shredded zucchini keeps it perfectly moist on the inside.
Savory Zucchini and Feta Muffins
These savory zucchini muffins are perfect for busy mornings. If you're making these at home, use an ice cream scoop to make sure you get the perfect measure of batter into the molds every time. You can also make a batch the night before and reheat them for breakfast.
Super-moist and super-easy, this healthy zucchini bread gets a triple hit of coconut goodness from coconut sugar (you can sub light or dark brown sugar), canned coconut milk, and melted coconut oil—but the finished bread tastes deliciously subtly of the fuzzy nut. (No worries—it does not taste like tanning lotion!)
Zucchini-Pecan Flaxseed Bread
Ground flaxseed is a novel addition to this dense and sweet breakfast bread. You can freeze individual slices on a baking sheet, then transfer to a zip-top plastic bag to keep in the freezer for up to two months. On hurried mornings, grab a slice, and defrost by microwaving at HIGH for 30 seconds to one minute.
Loaded Zucchini Bread
Turn this abundant summer zucchini into a sweet treat by baking them into this easy zucchini bread. But that's not all—you also get even more delicious flavor and texture from dried cranberries, pecans, coconut, ginger, and dark chocolate.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread
The tender, fine-crumbed texture and bright lemon citrus flavor offer a refreshing change from traditional spiced zucchini breads. While using a few small, disposable loaf pans is a great plan if you want to gift your zucchini bread, you can also use one (8- x 4-inch) loaf pan to make a single loaf.
Yogurt-Zucchini Bread with Walnuts
This moist, nutty zucchini bread is a terrific way to use up the late-summer veggie. The walnuts in the bread are super-heart-healthy, and the yogurt adds moisture without any fat. One reviewer calls this bread, "BEST. Zucchini Bread. Ever." We promise it won't disapoint.
Use your bounty of zucchini for this sweet, moist quick bread, a long-time Cooking Light reader favorite. The recipe makes two loaves, so you can freeze one for later.
Kathie's Zucchini Muffins
These healthy zucchini muffins make a tasty, on-the-go snack that kids (and adults) can grab for easy breakfasts during the week. They're low in calories (one muffin sets you back 145 calories), but full of flavor and just the right amount of sweetness.
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Chocolate chip zucchini bread is the perfect way to make sure you're eating your vegetables, but still enjoying a sweet treat. "After searching for a chocolate zucchini bread recipe that didn't require a lot of oil, I came up with this winner. My four-year-old son, Andrew, really likes it, and it's great to be able to enjoy something that's healthy and chocolate at the same time." -Elizabeth Alcorn, Fort Mitchell, KY
Zucchini Mini Muffins
These are tasty for breakfast or as a snack. For even portions, use a small ice-cream scoop to spoon the batter into the muffin cups.