Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Bake this zucchini bread spiced with cinnamon when zucchini is plentiful in the garden.

20 min. prep time
24 servings
31531 Ratings


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 medium (2 cups) zucchini, shredded
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans; set aside.

Combine flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves and nutmeg in bowl; set aside.

Combine sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed. (Mixture will be very thick.) Stir in zucchini and walnuts.

Spread batter into prepared pans. Bake 55-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely; store refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 220

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 220mg

Carbohydrates: 30g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #11959©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Good recipe. I followed another reviewer's lead and used only 1 1/2 cups of sugar and replaced 1/2 cup butter with 1/2 cup of Apple sauce for a lighter version. Very moist and spicy. Kids ask for it all the time.
I have used this recipe 3 times now and love it. I substitute 1 cup white whole wheat flour and use 1 cup brown sugar. Today, I used 1 cup grated zucchini and 1 cup grated apple. It is excellent. This recipe calls for 1 T. cinnamon and 1 T. vanilla plus other spices and gives the bread rich, deep flavors.
This was delicious!!! I made it my own by adding mini chocolate chips and a struesal topping.
Love this recipe. The butter makes all the difference. I always use extra zucchini in my bread, so it's extra moist. This recipe bakes evenly, with a golden crust and no scorching, burnt edges or dryness. Thank you!
Yummy recipe. Quite tasty!
This is my go-to recipe for zucchini bread. I usually add about another full zucchini, and do half brown sugar and half white sugar. The top is always baked to a delicious crust, while the inside stays moist. My friends and coworkers just love it!
I added 1 cup of carrots, 1 cup of crushed pineapple (drained). I also used only 1/12 cup sugar and 2 cups of flour with 1 cup of ground flax.
I am making this recipe with green butter. Hopefully it comes out awesome! I will update when done.
This is the best recipe I've ever had for this. People LOVE my bread and ask for the recipe.Thank you for this GREAT recipe
Since I have a large summer garden I have made my share of zucchini breads...this is the best recipe I have tried and will probably stick with this one. Not sure why so many people found it a little dry, I think it's perfectly moist and not at all gummy. I did omit the cloves, but used butter and prefer it to recipes with oil. I made one loaf with walnuts and one without walnuts at the request of my grandson! He gave it two thumbs up!!
Great results! I had never made zucchini bread before. I know land o lakes is a name that I could trust!

you can also make this as muffins, just bake then for 18-22 minutes or untill toothpick come out clean .
Perfect! My kids and I loved it! WIll make again & again!
I have used this recipe for a few years. I add mini chocolate chips to make it more appealing for kids (and myself). It is the best zucchini bread recipe I have ever made! I even freeze the extra loaves for later and they are always still delicious.
I only have one bread pan, so I just put all the batter into it and baked for about an hour and a half. This is one big, delicious loaf of zucchini bread.
MMMmmmm Goood!
This is the best zucchini bread I have ever made or eaten. Please keep this Recipe on your site . I keep losing My printed copy... This Zucchini bread is the BEST..
Very moist and delicious....even the young ones will ask for more!
My dad gave me 2 huge zucchinis at my last visit and I was looking for recipes. This is a really easy to make and very tasty bread. My husband and my 3 year old loved it so I made some to freeze for "after" zucchini season. I tried it with brown sugar as well, tastes great too.
Turned out really well. Great flavor . I even made extra to freeze.
This recipe was great! So easy to make. I had two huge zucchinis and made 6 loaves of bread. I used two for a dinner party and froze the rest. They were a big hit each time!
Instead of using 1 cup of butter I used 1/2 cup and used 1/2 cup of applesauce to make it moist. I don't like the taste of cloves so I used 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg instead. Everyone loved it.
Bread had great flavor but very dry
I wanted to bake a zucchini bread after finding some huge zucchini in my garden today. I didn't have any vegetable oil and opted for a butter recipe. I found this one online, and LOVED it!! It makes enough for everyone, and it's so moist and delicious!!! I will make it everytime! Thanks
This is the best recipe ever . This my
husband number 1 pick of any breads. I make
it in to a cake. And then i put your cream
cheese frosting on it with coconut in the
frosting. This what he wants every year for
his birthday & any other time i cook it.
It was awesome. My family & friends love it when I make it in the Fall with "fresh" zucchini.
This bread was drier than I like, but definitely tastey.
Delicious just plain with a cup of tea or coffee!
This was THE best zucchini bread I've ever tried!! It was extremely moist without being "oily". I made several mini loaves to test in the freezer(also thaws well) and it was a great hit all around. I think I will add more walnuts in the next batch! Thanks for a great recipie!!
Excellent...easy...a winner!
Excellent bread recipe, not greasy as some of the recipes with vegetable oil tend to be. I add extra walnuts, as my husband loves nuts in breads. Makes 2 nice size loaves to share with others. This helps get them to take your abundance of zucchini!

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