Easy Spiced Zucchini Bread Recipe

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Like most kids, mine don’t always want to eat as many vegetables as I think they should. This easy spiced zucchini bread recipe is my way of hiding the veggies they don’t want to eat inside a delicious bread recipe that they really love. Since zucchini is so plentiful here in the summer, I have learned how to freeze zucchini as well several other food preservation techniques. This zucchini bread uses coconut oil instead of traditional oil, which I think makes it a tad bit healthier.

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Loaf of homemade zucchini bread sitting on counter with fresh zucchini squash, shreds and cinnamon sticks

Tips for Making the Best Zucchini Bread

Making zucchini bread is really rather easy, although there are a few things you should know before you get started. Don’t worry, zucchini bread doesn’t really taste much like zucchini so if you are trying to trick your kids, just don’t let them see you making it!

  • Use small to medium zucchini. Large zucchini have too many seeds to shred easily. They are also rather dry and bitter.
  • Don’t peel the zucchini. Just make sure to wash the zucchini before you shred them. Peeling is not necessary.
  • Should you remove the zucchini seeds? If you use small to medium zucchini, you really don’t need to remove them before making zucchini bread. You CAN, but it isn’t necessary. Large zucchini should have the seeds removed.
  • Shred, don’t chop. Shredding zucchini is fairly easy so you just need a hand held grater to get the job done.
  • Squeezing is optional. Squeezing out the excess liquid is not 100% necessary. Squeeze for lighter, drier bread. Leave it as is for denser, moister bread.


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How to Store Zucchini Bread

The shelf life of zucchini bread at room temperature isn’t all that long. Keep your eye on it and use it quickly or put it into the refrigerator. After baking, let your spiced zucchini bread come to room temperature. Then, wrap in foil or plastic wrap before placing it in a large zip to lock bag. Stored this way at room temperature, it will last about 2 days. If you want it to last longer without getting moldy, place it in the refrigerator.

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Spiced Zucchini Bread Recipe

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  • Ingredients:
  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup virgin coconut oil, solid
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini (about two medium)
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/3 cup flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 2/3 cup raisins (I added chocolate chips, not as healthy but the kids loved it!)


  1. Directions:
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans.
  4. Mix sugar and coconut oil in large mixing bowl until no lumps remain. Stir in zucchini, water and eggs. Mix in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and baking powder; stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into prepared pans.
  5. Bake until toothpick (or cake tester) inserted in the center of loaf comes out clean, about 60-75 minutes. Cool for five minutes. Then loosen sides of loaves from pans and remove. Cool completely before slicing.
  6. *For best results use 50% to 100% whole wheat pastry flour. (I used 100% unbleached flour)
  7. Recipe submitted by Eric, South Whitley, IN5



5398 cal


194 g


879 g


86 g
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  1. Thanks for the post. I would really like to try it.
  2. Appleshoe says
    Yum, this looks so good, I'll have to try it using gluten free flour. Thank you for posting. I'm always on the look out for new recipes. (I found you through Life as a Wife!)
  3. I LOVE zucchini bread! Never had a good recipe though, so thanks, I'll try this one! Thanks for following my wellness blog (hemp recipe) I'm following you back!. I am going to enjoy this blog, I see the words organic all over the place here!!!!
  4. Kristi at Spend Less and Save More says
    Looks fantastic! Following you back through Networked blogs! Thanks for visiting my site.

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