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My Favorite Zucchini Bread Recipe With Powdered Sugar Glaze

Rebecca is a retired special education teacher. She earned a master's degree at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.

There are a gazillion recipes for zucchini bread, but this one is my favorite.

There are a gazillion recipes for zucchini bread, but this one is my favorite.

Zucchini squash grows easily and prolifically, which means that home gardeners sometimes harvest more than they bargained for. It is truly the rabbit of the flora world. Home gardeners usually end up carting away wheel barrels full of zucchini to throw out near the end of the growing season.

Zucchini's reputation for prolific production has spawned oodles of recipes. There are recipes for stir-fry, casseroles, zucchini breads, and more. Don’t hide next time the doorbell rings and you see a neighbor with a basket or armful of zucchini. Just get cooking!

Zucchini Bread Recipes

Zucchini bread recipes are almost as abundant as the veggie itself. My favorite is a basic recipe that calls for cinnamon and nutmeg for the spices and chopped walnuts added to the batter. I use half white and half brown sugar for a bit of an autumn flair. A little lemon juice adds a very subtle tangy flavor. The zucchini flavor is there, but not overwhelmingly. Plenty of walnuts add a flavorful, nutty crunch.

I like adding a powdered sugar glaze sometimes to make it more dessert-like, but it is tasty as well without the glaze. Perfect for those fall holiday dinners and gatherings!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

1 hour 40 min

2 hours

1 loaf (10 to 12 slices)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup oil canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash the zucchini and then grate it (unpeeled).
  3. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Add oil, water, lemon juice, and grated zucchini.
  5. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased and floured loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes in the preheated oven.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

For each loaf of zucchini bread:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Combine the powdered sugar and milk. Mix well. Add more milk to reach desired consistency.
  2. Drizzle over the zucchini bread. This glaze is great for pound cake, too!

Bonus! A Zucchini Side Dish

I love to make a quick and easy veggie stir-fry with zucchini, onions, and sun-dried tomatoes. Just heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet. Add thinly sliced zucchini and onions (Vidalia Sweets are nice). Salt and pepper the zucchini and onions. Toss in a big handful of sun-dried tomatoes and chopped fresh basil. Serve this tasty veggie stir-fry with a dusting of Parmesan cheese for a bit of an Italiano-gourmet dish that is quite delightful for an early fall lunch.

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Comments

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on October 02, 2020:

Thanks, Rajan!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on October 02, 2020:

Thanks, Linda. You can do a lot with zucchini.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 30, 2020:

The bread seems easy to make and the zucchini dish looks very inviting. I need to make it sometime. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 30, 2020:

Your recipe sounds like a lovely version of zucchini bread. I like the sound of the side dish, too. I think the bread and the side dish would taste delicious!

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 29, 2020:

I just bought some zucchini yesterday because I wanted some zucchini bread. Sounds delicious!

Shannon Henry from Texas on September 29, 2020:

That looks delicious! I didn't do any sort of garden this year, but I may have to make a trip to the store for some zucchini now.

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on September 29, 2020:

Thank you!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on September 29, 2020:

Thanks, Peggy!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on September 29, 2020:

You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

Megha Ginnare from BHOPAL on September 29, 2020:

Heard about it for the first time. Very nice presentation too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 29, 2020:

Your recipes both sound delicious. I skip the icing on my zucchini bread recipe, and it is very similar to yours. Your last dish looks scrumptious!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 29, 2020:

This sounds delicious and healthy. I liked your step by step presentation and the helpful pictures. Would love to try them.

Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on September 29, 2020:

I love Indian spices!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 29, 2020:

Well presented. Both are nice recipes. I make some vegetables in the same style and manner as that of your side dish, except adding some Indian spices.