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The Best Zucchini Bread Recipes

Making zucchini bread is a terrific way to cook with the summer squash. Here, F&W’s best recipes, like a classic loaf and variations like zucchini french toast.

Best Zucchini Bread Recipes

Yogurt-Zucchini Bread with Walnuts

Zucchini Bread

Chef Ashley Christensen got this recipe from her mom, who made it during squash season when the zucchini grew too big to be sautéed.

Yogurt-Zucchini Bread with Walnuts (left)

The walnuts in this moist, nutty loaf are super-heart-healthy, and the yogurt adds moisture without any fat.

Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

It is hard to eat just one of these nutty, gingery, cinnamony cupcakes with their bright-green flecks of grated zucchini.

Zucchini Bread French Toast with Maple-Bourbon Butter

You can also use store-bought zucchini bread to make this extravagant dessert, topped with ice cream and a sweet bourbon-spiked butter sauce.

Chocolate Chip-Zucchini Bread

This indulgent zucchini bread recipe calls for bittersweet chocolate chips, and it gets a boost of richness from sour cream in the batter.

Tips for Making Quick Breads

  • When making quick bread batters by hand, use a large, sturdy, long-handled spatula or the curved version that looks like a cross between a spoon and a spatula.
  • Lower the oven temperature by 25° to prevent overbaking if using a glass pan or a pan with a dark finish.
  • Use a cake tester—a rigid stainless steel wire with a loop handle.
  • Let loaves cool completely before slicing in order to set the crumb.
  • Use a serrated knife to cut quick bread loaves; it will preserve the delicate crumb.


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