This zucchini bread is delicious!

Zucchini Bread The Southern Lady Cooks


This quick bread made with zucchini is so good, I promise it won’t last long. This recipe makes two loaves and it freezes well.  It will keep in the refrigerator for a week, too. Every time I serve this bread, it receives rave reviews.

Ingredients Needed for Zucchini Bread:




Baking soda

Baking powder



Vanilla extract

All-purpose flour

Zucchini, unpeeled,  shredded, and drained.

Walnuts or pecans (Optional)

Recipe Notes: You can leave out the nuts if your family doesn’t like them. You can also add chocolate chips to this recipe, too.  Oftentimes, I make one with chocolate chips and one loaf without them.  Just stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips into the batter of one of your loaf pans.

Recipe Comments: “This is the absolute best zucchini bread! I swear I can eat an entire loaf by myself. It’s hard to have self-control when this is the house. It’s that’s good!”-Mindy

“This is a favorite at our house… any time of the day!”-Ruth

If you like this recipe, you may want to try our chocolate zucchini cake. It’s delicious! Don’t forget about our bacon zucchini pie. It makes a perfect weeknight dinner.

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zucchini Bread The Southern Lady Cooks


Zucchini Bread The Southern Lady Cooks

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Zucchini Bread

Judy Yeager
This quick zucchini bread recipe is easy and delicious.
4.62 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course bread
Cuisine American
Servings 2 loaves


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups zucchini unpeeled, shredded and drained. (Pack as much shredded zucchini into the cup as you can. If your shredded zucchini is very wet you can drain in a colander, too)
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans Optional


  • In a large bowl mix sugar, eggs, and oil with mixer. Add remaining ingredients except nuts and continue mixing. Fold in nuts. Pour into two greased or sprayed 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Cook in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes.
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  1. I love to bake and cook with zucchini. Chocolate zucchini cake is normally my go to in the summer months. Not sure what is so different from other zucchini bread recipes I used before; BUT this is amazing. Will never leave out walnut again!!!! Thank you5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You are so welcome!! Thrilled you enjoyed it!

  2. Heather L MacKay says:

    Oops, forgot to add my (important!) 5 stars.5 stars

  3. Heather L MacKay says:

    Made this last night. Got 3 smaller, perfect loaves. Honestly, this recipe is the best I’ve had! The crunch and chew, not too sweet, not too spicy (I did decrease cinnamon to 2 tsp, but also added 1/2 tsp of my fave, cardamom). Delish with the toasted walnuts.
    Will be using this recipe from now on.
    Big thanks from Canada!

  4. What kind of sugar are you using here? White sugar? The picture of the zucchini bread shows it so dark looks like brown sugar but the recipe doesn’t specify. Please clarify.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      This recipe is made with white sugar. Had we used brown sugar, it would say brown sugar. Thanks!

  5. Charlotte Tharp says:

    Made this zucchini bread today! It is delicious! One loaf is in the freezer for my spouse for when I am in Mexico!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      So glad it was a hit!!

  6. This is the absolute best zucchini bread! I swear I can eat an entire loaf by myself. It’s hard to have self control when this is the house. It’s that’s good!5 stars

  7. mark Aleman says:

    We want to thank you for your delouses recipe. It is just like what my grandmother family baked when I growing up. Even though I am a Mexican my Grandma Helen is part southern and espania. Her mother my great-grandmother Namoie is from West.Virginia. And that reason my frost name is not a Latin spelling like my last name. I was name after my moms favorite uncle from the south Uncle Mark. Sincerely Mark and Pam Aleman

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      What a sweet comment! So glad you found my website. Thank you for sharing!

  8. This is super DELICIOUS! with the chocolate chips added.5 stars

  9. Joyce Meyer says:

    I would rather make the bread up now instead of freezing the zuchhini as it is so watery. So I make up a bunch of it and it is always ready for guests when they come or for the family.5 stars

  10. I’m going to make this tomorrow 🙂

    1. Me, too! Zucchini bread is not complete without a slab of cold butter!!5 stars

    2. Me, too! Zucchini bread is not complete without a slab of cold butter!! Also, just a comment-but it won’t allow me to give 5 star rating? It only puts 4 out of 5! I’ve tried a bunch of times! Def 5 star tho!!5 stars

  11. This is a favorite at our house…anytime of the day! 🙂5 stars