The BEST Zucchini Bread Recipe

This is the BEST Zucchini Bread. It’s flavorful, moist and not overly sweet – It’s the perfect balance of flavors and easy to make at home!

We all know that time of year when the zucchini just start flowing. They seem to pop up out of nowhere…

For me, popping out of nowhere always meant the office breakroom, where everyone would bring in their abundance of zucchinis from their garden. Not my garden… Since I have a severe lack of a green thumb. My plant grew one zucchini last year.

Now that I’ve quit my corporate job, I’m going to be missing all those zukes. But that won’t stop me from making this zucchini bread.

I consider this to be the golden standard of zucchini breads. With hints of cinnamon and vanilla and notes of caramel from the brown sugar. It’s flavorful and moist but not overly sweet.

How to Grate Zucchini

  • Wash the zucchini
  • Trim off each end
  • Using the largest holes of a box grater, grate your zucchini into a large bowl
  • Alternatively, if you have a food processor, you can use the shredding disk

Does Zucchini Bread Need to be Refrigerated?

  • If you will be consuming the zucchini bread within a couple days, it is best stored on the counter wrapped in plastic wrap. If you’d like your zucchini bread to last longer, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. If you would like to store your zucchini bread for a longer period of time, it can be frozen for up to three months.

Can Zucchini Bread Be Frozen?

  • Yes. To store zucchini bread in the freezer, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, then tin foil. It will last for up to three months.

Two loaves of zucchini bread spread with butter.

How Long Does Zucchini Bread Last?

  • On the Counter – 3 days
  • In the Refrigerator – 1 week
  • In the Freezer – 3 months

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Two loaves of zucchini bread spread with butter.

The BEST Zucchini Bread

This is the BEST Zucchini Bread. It's flavorful, moist and not overly sweet - It's the perfect balance of flavors and easy to make at home!
4.64 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 32 slices


  • 3 cups grated zucchini (about 4)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and cinnamon, and whisk in until just combined.
  • Fold in grated zucchini until just incorporated.
  • Pour into two greased 9x5-inch loaf pans.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. Let cool.
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Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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6 thoughts on “The BEST Zucchini Bread Recipe”

  1. ahhh, THE BEST recipe for this time of year! our garden is partying down with all the zucchini in it – we’re getting to the “hide one in every neighbor’s mailbox” situation. 😂

    bookmarking to try immediately! thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Our former neighbor across the street used to come over about this time of the year with an armload of zucchini from her garden, and I am missing that right now since we moved! I’ll grow some next year but in the meantime, I’m excited to hit the store and get some to make this zucchini bread recipe. I think the kids will love it!

  3. 5 stars
    I make a lot of zoodle dishes during this time of the year, but I definitely want to give zucchini bread a whirl! You make it look so easy and tasty. I’m gonna try veganizing this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Erin!

  4. This looks delicious, do you know if I can cook this using my instant pot? Just trying to keep my kitchen cool this summer! Thank you so much!


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