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Moist Zucchini Nut Bread with Pineapple

Updated on July 18, 2016
Loaf of zucchini nut bread with crushed pineapple (recipe makes 2 loaves)  Done when brown and the top cracks.
Loaf of zucchini nut bread with crushed pineapple (recipe makes 2 loaves) Done when brown and the top cracks. | Source

Nice Sized Zucchini

Even if you forget to check your plant and you get a humungous zucchini, it will still be good for baking.  Just double the recipe!
Even if you forget to check your plant and you get a humungous zucchini, it will still be good for baking. Just double the recipe! | Source

Every Garden Needs a Zucchini

Sorry that I do not recall where I got this recipe from, but it has stood the test of time for me and my family and my prolific zucchini plants. Every year, I wonder if I should plant two or three plants. Every year, one would have been enough! Such giving plants - They always supply us with enough zucchini for weeks and weeks.

This recipe is one of our favorites because it goes well with breakfast, lunch, and dinner! And snack time, too! Delicious by itself or topped with butter or even ice cream.

The pineapple is the secret ingredient that helps it stay so moist. Do not attempt to make this without it!

You can grate the zucchini in season and freeze it so that you can have this bread in the middle of winter! Just grate and put flat in a freezer bag.

You can freeze the bread after it has cooled, too. It keeps well wrapped in foil for probably a week -- not that I know that for sure because it never lasts more than a few days at my house! Enjoy...

Zucchini Plants Are Easy to Grow!

The shady leaves of the zucchini plant protect the flowers that turn into this delectable garden fruit.
The shady leaves of the zucchini plant protect the flowers that turn into this delectable garden fruit. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: 2 medium loaves

Makes 2 Loaves

This recipe makes two regular loaves of bread. Divide the batter evenly between two lightly greased pans. You can also divide between several mini loaf pans or cupcake pans.

Always Measure Carefully!

My measuring spoons are older than I am!
My measuring spoons are older than I am! | Source

Nut Bread Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 cups zucchini, shredded
  • 1 - 8 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins, optional

Grater / Shredder

There may be something less old-fashioned than this for shredding veggies, but I like it.
There may be something less old-fashioned than this for shredding veggies, but I like it. | Source

Zucchini Nut Bread Instructions

  1. Pick a zucchini from the garden (or the store).
  2. Peel the green skin off the zucchini. Then shred the inside into a bowl - enough to make 2 cups.
  3. Mix liquid ingredients with sugar.
  4. Add dry ingredients, mixing well.
  5. Stir in the zucchini and pineapple and nuts.
  6. Pour into 2 loaf pans or 4 mini loaf pans.
  7. Bake for one hour @ 350 degrees.
Tastes yummy!
Tastes yummy! | Source

Rate the Moistness of This Bread

3.5 stars from 22 ratings of Zucchini Nut Bread

More Tips

  • The zucchini plant spreads out in the garden and can cover a 3-4 foot diameter circle. Check the plant every day or two once the fruit starts growing. If you see a small fruit one day and then wait a week to check on it, you may find a monster has grown fast!
  • Move the big leaves apart because those green delights can hide in the camouflage. Just wash zucchinis in cool water and use fresh or freeze for later.
  • A box grater works great because you can hold the grater in one hand and the zucchini with the other.
  • Bake the bread just till it cracks on the top. Too long will start to dry it out.
  • After the bread cools, use a table knife to slip all around the edges between the bread and the pan. Tilt pan upside down and knock on the bottom with the dull side of the knife, and when all is right with the world, your bread will slide out nicely.
  • You can add a handful of chocolate chips to the batter if desired.

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      This looks like a wonderful recipe for zucchini bread. I think the pineapple would make it especially moist, and the photograph is mouth watering! I want some now! :)

      By the way, I love my hand grater, old fashioned or not, and use it for many cooking projects!

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      farmloft 5 years ago from Michigan

      Steph, thanks for stopping by...I'd say more but I've got to wash my loaf pans - one less zucchini in the house!

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