Classic Zucchini Bread #SkinnyTip

This scrumptious classic zucchini bread is nut free and spiced with cinnamon. If you have zucchini coming out of your ears, make a double batch and fill the freezer! You won’t regret it.

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Oh Where, Oh Where, Did My Zucchini Go?

This time of year, I’m always hoping to find a donation of zucchini dropped off at my doorstep. No such luck, but I did head down to the Bloomington, Indiana, farmers’ market with some girlfriends where there was no shortage of fresh, gorgeous produce. I returned home with green beans, cucumbers, blackberries AND zucchini. Not to mention a few lovely white platters when we detoured to a terrific shop, Relish, which labeled itself “An Urban Marketplace.” I now had no excuse not to make a couple loaves of zucchini bread. One for Katie, one for Tom. The hubby steers clear of this sort of baked good. Where did this man come from???

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Classic Zucchini Bread

In fact, Bill eschews all quick breads and muffins (save a corn muffin with his chili. Go figure!). I had a wee bit more influence when it came to my children. It started with their first taste of pumpkin bread; they were instantly sold. Soon after they were requesting banana and zucchini bread, too. Though I’d love to add nuts to the latter two, I haven’t convinced my offspring that a little crunch is a good thing. Feel free to add some walnuts, pecans or even some chocolate chips to make this classic zucchini bread your own.

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Classic Zucchini Bread
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A moist, dense zucchini bread spiced with cinnamon! Inspired from All Recipes.
Recipe type: Breakfast, Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 loaves
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1¼ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  1. Grease two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans. Line bottoms with parchment and grease top of the parchment. Preheat oven to 325º.
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon.
  3. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugars together in a large bowl. Mix in salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon. Then mix in zucchini with a wooden spoon or spatula till just incorporated. Stir in zucchini. Pour batter into baking pans.
  4. Bake for 50 to 60+ minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool.

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Skinny Tip

I’m offering a series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’ll feature more tips on some of my upcoming blog posts. Click on the #SkinnyTip tag at the end of this post to see all my previous tips.

Tip #36: Eat slowly. Savor every mouthful. Take sips of water between bites. This gives your stomach time to let your brain know you’re full. Eating with your family, enjoying the banter and conversation is an excellent way to prolong your meal.

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  1. I’d happily drop off a donation of zucchini but… I’m going to need them all to make Liz Berg’s gorgeous zucchini bread 🙂

  2. My son doesn’t eat zucchinis very easily! This is the perfect way to trick him haha!

  3. Yum! It’s all very well keeping it skinny…but I would totally spread that thing with spoonfuls of peanut butter anyway 😉 Looks great!

  4. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    This may go down as the year of the great backyard zucchini shortage! Between myself, Ma and my son, none of us has had much luck. Enjoy your bread it sounds great:@)

  5. This zucchini bread looks fantastic, so fluffy and delicious 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. claudia lamascolo says:

    Off to get some zucchini you have me craving this now!

  7. This bread looks nice 🙂

  8. Zucchini is popping up in baking EVERYWHERE these days! I need to try and incorporate it ASAP!! 🙂

  9. This bread looks delicious! I’ve never tried making a zucchini bread or cake before but I’m intrigued!

  10. you do realize this looks absolutely moist and delicious. The picture captures the texture of the bread perfectly. SO DELICIOUS

  11. Mmmm…… wonder how the taste is like with zucchini. Would love to have a bite right now, Liz!

  12. I love quick breads. It just so happens that my older son is working on a farm this summer. Texting him now to bring me some zucchini. Can’t wait to try this bread.

  13. I’ve never made a zucchini bread.

  14. I have two huge zucchini laying on my kitchen counter that I need to use!

  15. I love putting veggies in my quick-breads and this looks really good healthy and delicious!

  16. This looks delicious!! Love zucchini bread so much. This recipe came over on my Bloglovin feed and I’d love it if you would share it at my Tuesday link party, Tickle My Tastebuds . Here is the link

  17. Haha you are too cute Liz 🙂 I would gladly drop off our garden zucchini on your doorstep any day 🙂 Love this zucchini bread, it looks amazing!

  18. I love zucchini bread, this looks fabulous! (and yes please to adding chocolate chips :))

  19. This looks like a great way to use zucchini. It’s crazy how much there is this time of year!

  20. Ginny McMeans says:

    I could never steer clear of this yummy looking banana bread. Looks perfect!!! P.S. your husband sounds like mine. 🙂

  21. Hotly Spiced says:

    I love your zucchini bread! I make zucchini bread too but I haven’t added cinnamon and I usually add a cream cheese frosting. Your bread slices so beautifully xx

  22. Looks fabulous Liz! Is that one of your pretty new trays? I love it.

  23. Beautiful zucchini bread Liz…thanks for the recipe…and the tip!
    Enjoy your week 😀

  24. I love a quick bread and I have so much zucchini right now! Can’t wait to make this!

  25. I love browsing through your blog and catching up. Everything always looks WAY TOO delicious! I love how much of the green from the zucchini stands out in this bread. Your recipe sounds wonderful and a perfect snack! Hugs, Terra

  26. I love how much zucchini is in this bread, it looks utterly perfect!

  27. I’m super curious about your bread!! Rad!!
    The recipe looks simple, too so I’m totally bookmarking this 🙂

  28. This reminds me that I must go raid my girlfriend’s garden. I think she has great tomatoes, too! Great recipe, Liz. I use this one a lot!

  29. Damn that skinny chick really can bake! I LOOOOOOVe everything you bake, this is no exception and I have zucchini in the house 😉

  30. One of the best ways to eat more veggies! Your bread look perfect, Liz.

  31. Zucchini bread is wonderful and your recipe looks to be no exception. Bill is lucky you are such a gourmet and capable of artisan bread…As for yours truly, always glad to have a quick and delicious baked bread =)

  32. Love your traditional zucchini bread, Liz. I’m a nut lover so a little crunch is always a good thing as far as I’m concerned. Glad you started your kids early on fun flavors. Too bad your hubby won’t budge. He really doesn’t know what he’s missing!

  33. Looks so good Liz I will love taste a little bit in my breakfast !

  34. I definitely do not cook/bake with zucchini enough. A friend keeps supplying me with cucumber but I wish it was zucchini!

  35. We just picked another mother load of zucchini today. I told my mother that this SOLE, ONE and ONLY PLANT in our garden must be on some form of crack to produce the amounts that it is doing this summer. I’ll ship you a box next summer! We love zucchini bread/cake SO MUCH that we literally overdose on it every summer and make tons of loaves for winter and as gifts. Love your version Liz!!!

  36. Lizzy,
    Your hubby is definitely missing out. Your quick breads are delish.

  37. wooah I just saw your zucchini bread earlier on google+ and triberr and somehow I had a memory flash (once again). My mum used to make this, no idea why she isn’t anymore. Gotta show her this later because we have a few zucchinis in the garden that need to be used this week.

  38. Beautiful. When I was growing up we had the hugest garden and sometimes the growth of zucchinis can kind of get away from you if you are not looking at your harvest carefully each and every day. I told dad well maybe you can use those as floatation devices … However the preferred method for using up the bounty of the garden is your delicious zucchini bread – hands down. Take care, BAM

  39. Nobody gives me any zucchini because all my neighbors are on small blocks along a canal near the beach. Lots of sandy, salty breeze doesn’t do much for veggies. I would be happy to buy zucchinis to make this bread!

  40. Your zucchini bread looks wonderful. Last year when I had a vegetable garden it happened I had a lot of zucchinis, almost every day new ones. I have never cooked as much zucchinis as last year, and zucchini bread was one of them.

  41. Liz! I just made a zucchini cake for the first time! and my kids devoured it. . I still have zucchini in the fridge so you can bet that a zucchini bread will be happening before summer’s end! love this! and Bill needs to get with the program. . does the zucchini weird him out? I thought Paul would be like “no thanks” when he saw my cake but he loved it. Maybe have Bill take bites with his eyes closed 🙂 Or since he doesn’t like quick breads and muffins, maybe make zucchini cupcakes! 😛

  42. Sounds like it was a fun day! Love the zucchini bread and now I want a white platter like tha tone!

  43. 2 1/4 cups of sugar sounds more like a cake than bread.. Not very healthy even with the zucchini added, sorry to burst the bubble.

  44. Thanks for stopping by, Karen. I offer skinny tips, not skinny recipes 🙂 My practice is to eat in moderation.

  45. Yes, it’s that wonderful time of year for marvelous quick breads. I think I’ll start with yours.

  46. Mary Hirsch says:

    We aren’t into Zucchini overload yet but when I get extra, this looks delicious. I’ll add nuts, of course. Bet it freezes well, hih?

  47. such a cool recipe with zucchini! have to give it a go, looks super yum 🙂

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