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Best Ever Zucchini Bread

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This Best Ever Zucchini Bread recipe comes from my grandma, so naturally, there isn’t a better zucchini bread recipe out there.

This Best Ever Zucchini Bread is simple, delicious, and perfect for any occasion, in fact we bake it all year long.

loaf of BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD cut into slices

loaf of BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD cut into slices

This Best Ever Zucchini Bread is a family recipe. In my life the best ever type of recipes has come from one of two people, my Grandma Gillan or my Grandma Sorency. They make some of the best things I have ever tasted from this Best Ever Zucchini Bread {Gillan}, spaghetti & meatballs {Sorency}, peanut brittle {Gillan}, salad dressing {Sorency}, cinnamon rolls {Gillan}, mac & cheese {Gillan} and Santa Claus Cookies {Sorency}.

loaf of BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD in bread pan lined with parchment paper

loaf of BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD in bread pan lined with parchment paper

I am lucky to come from a line of bakers. And I am lucky that I grew up eating this Best Ever Zucchini Bread. This recipe is the entire reason I have planted like 8 zucchini plants every year. I am a bit sad that since we moved and my garden is significantly smaller, I will only be plating two this year but I am praying they’re plentiful.

If not I will be begging for some zucchini, as store-bought zucchini are just so dang small. Why is that? I love the large zucchini, they are just so beautiful. I love seeing a garden full of zucchini and pumpkins. Another reason I love fall.

slices of BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD

slices of BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD

But I am loving that it’s near summertime and soon I will have a plethora of zucchini in my garden and freezer resulting in this Best Ever Zucchini Bread all year long.

TIP – To get the best texture out of the zucchini I use a food processor instead of a grater. This seems to do the best when it comes to baking the bread. And when baking this bread not only do we love to add either chocolate chips or walnuts to this but also I prefer to bake in a 9×5 loaf pans. Either way, this is my grandma’s recipe and it is the best.

Blessed that I have both of my grandma’s still in my life, Grandma Gillan just turning 93 this year and Grandma Sorency celebrating her 80th birthday this month. I would love to hear what recipe your grandma makes in the comments below that you still love and bake to this day.

Enjoy friends from my family’s recipe box to yours. XOXO San

zucchini bread slices on a white plate

zucchini bread slices on a white plate

How do you make Best Ever Zucchini Bread?

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees, grease bread loafs pans or 2 larger loaf pans.
  • Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  • Once it is well combined pour into 2- 3 bread pans, make sure to divide evenly and bake at 375 for 40-50 minutes.
  • Time may vary depending on oven; insert toothpick to make sure bread is done.
  • Serve immediately.

How do you store Best Ever Zucchini Bread?

To maximize the shelf life of zucchini bread, cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in a plastic bag to prevent drying out.

Properly stored, freshly baked zucchini bread will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature.

To further extend its life, wrap the bread tightly and enclose in an airtight freezer bag to extend the life to 1-2 months.

Looking for some other fun ways to use zucchini? Here are my favorites: Lemon Zucchini CakeItalian Stuffed Zucchini Boats and Pumpkin Zucchini Cake.

Don’t forget to pin this Best Ever Zucchini Bread recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.

BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD loaf and slices

BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD loaf and slices

What can you make with zucchini?

Besides my grandma’s zucchini bread recipe, below are a few of our other favorites.

Some other of our favorite bread recipes include:

This BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD recipe comes from my grandma, so naturally there isn't a better zucchini bread recipe out there.

This BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD recipe comes from my grandma, so naturally there isn't a better zucchini bread recipe out there.

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Best Ever Zucchini Bread

This Best Ever Zucchini Bread recipe comes from my grandma, so naturally, there isn’t a better zucchini bread recipe out there.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time55 mins

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Servings: 3 loaves

Calories: 313kcal

Author: Sandra

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil canola or vegetable
  • 4 cups fresh zucchini grated, liquid drained
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups + 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional, we don’t do this
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees, grease 3 bread loafs pans or 2 larger loaf pans.

  • Mix all ingredients together until well combined.

  • Once it is well combined pour into 2- 3 bread pans, make sure to divide evenly and bake at 375 for 40-50 minutes.

  • Time may vary depending on oven; insert toothpick to make sure bread is done

If you are using frozen zucchini – it will measure out to 2 cups when you bag 4 cups freshly grated zucchini.

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 9.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2.5mg

This posted was recently updated, the original post was published in August 2014.

BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD four slices on a white plate

BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD four slices on a white plate

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