Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe

Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe

This zucchini banana bread recipe use up overripe bananas and extra zucchini from the garden in this easy, moist quick bread.

A stack of three slices of banana bread on a white plate

It’s the best of both worlds. If you love banana bread and you love zucchini bread you’re going to love this combination.

Made in one bowl, this zucchini banana bread is moist from the zucchini and sweet, thanks to overripe bananas.

The crunch of chopped pecans gives this loaf texture.

Any way I can sneak extra veggies into my family’s food the better.

I have lots of different versions of quick breads and muffins on Home & Plate.

My double chocolate zucchini muffins are a healthy alternative to chocolate cupcakes and my zucchini blueberry bread is a classic with a sweet twist.

Ingredients for banana bread in a stand mixer

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How to make this zucchini banana bread recipe

This recipe comes together easily. The hardest part is grating the zucchini.

OK… Not really. Use a mini food processor or a box grater for the zucchini. I used white whole wheat flour and reduced the amount of sugar because the bananas were so sweet already.

Closeup of Zucchini Banana Bread in a loaf pan

Why does my quick bread crack on top?

That’s completely normal. The crack on top happens when the loaf “sets” in the oven before the bread is finished rising.

How will I know the zucchini banana bread is finished baking?

I like to check for doneness by using a toothpick. After about 45 minutes you’ll want to start testing. If your toothpick comes out clean the bread is done. otherwise add an additional 5 to 10 minutes baking time.

A loaf of sliced zucchini banana bread on a cutting board

Does zucchini banana bread taste like zucchini?

You really don’t taste the zucchini. But you will definitely taste the sweetness of the bananas and the crunchy texture from the pecans.

Do you peel zucchini before shredding?

You do not have to peel the zucchini before making the zucchini banana bread. Just be sure to wash the zucchini before grating it.

Can you freeze this zucchini banana bread recipe?

Yes. Just be sure to wrap it tightly in an airtight container before freezing. I like to slice the bread ahead of time and pull out a few slices at a time. Otherwise keep it tightly wrapped. No need to refrigerate. 

close up of slices of bread

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Zucchini Banana Bread Recipe

This zucchini banana bread recipe uses up overripe bananas and extra zucchini from the garden in this easy, moist quick bread.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Zucchini Banana Bread
Servings: 2 loaves
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1 cup mashed bananas, very ripe

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare two loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • Mash the bananas and grate the zucchini and set aside.
  • Using a mixer, blend together the eggs, sugars, vanilla and oil.
  • Add the flours, baking soda, powder and salt and mix well.
  • Add in the pecans, bananas and zucchini and mix until blended.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the loaf pans and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the loaves to cool completely then remove from the pans and slice.

Notes

If a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf does not come out clean, continue to bake in 5 minutes increments until done.
To freeze, slice the loaf into thick slices and separate with parchment or wax paper and place in a freezer plastic bag or container.
 
Zucchini banana bread - use up overripe bananas and extra zucchini from the garden in this easy, moist quick bread.

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