Skip to Content

Zucchini Bread

This zucchini bread takes sweet zucchini, a few common baking ingredients, and creamy Greek yogurt, and turns it into a delectable dessert.

Zucchini Bread sliced on a serving platter.

Zucchini is one of my favorites, and for good reason: it’s a super versatile veggie!

This zucchini bread takes shredded zucchini, creamy Greek yogurt, some typical baking ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda,) yummy melted butter, sweet brown sugar, and whole milk, and turns it into a deliciously moist and tender zucchini bread!

Zucchini is so versatile, I’ve made both a zucchini coffee cake, and a chocolate zucchini bread

Is there anything zucchini can’t do?

And zucchini bread makes the most thoughtful gift to family and friends – just don’t tell them how easy it was to make!

Trust me, in the summertime, when you’ve got more zucchini than you know what to do with, you’ll want to make this quick bread!

Ingredients to make Zucchini Bread on a table.

Ingredients for zucchini bread

  • Melted butter – Melted butter will make the zucchini bread moist and tender.
  • Brown sugarBrown sugar will add sweetness to the zucchini bread.
  • Whole milk – Whole milk will add the necessary moisture to make sure the batter is the perfect consistency. 
  • Unsweetened plain Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt will add tanginess and moisture to our zucchini bread.
  • Egg – An egg will properly emulsify the ingredients.
  • Vanilla extract – Vanilla extract will add a subtle vanilla flavor. 
  • All-purpose flour – A common baking ingredient that will make up the batter of our bread. 
  • Baking powder and baking soda – Both baking powder and baking soda will ensure that our bread is fluffy and moist.
  • Ground cinnamon – Ground cinnamon will add a slight spice in the background. 
  • Shredded zucchini – Zucchini will add moisture and sweetness to the bread.
Quick bread batter with zucchini in it.
Zucchini Bread batter in a bowl.
Uncooked Zucchini Bread in a pan.
Zucchini Bread cooling on a rack.

Why does zucchini taste bitter sometimes?

A good rule of thumb is to use small, fresh zucchini, with smooth skin and no blemishes for the cleanest and sweetest taste.

The older and larger a zucchini is, the more likely it is to have bitter skin.

Zucchini Bread sliced.

Healthy substitutions

If you have any dietary needs, this zucchini bread is quick to adapt!

If you’re gluten sensitive, feel free to replace the all-purpose flour with your favorite flour 

And if you’re diabetic or cannot have sugar, you can easily replace the brown sugar with your favorite sugar substitute. Most of them have a 1:1 ratio for baking, and can be found right next to the cane sugar in most major grocery stores!

A slice of Zucchini Bread on a plate.

Savory uses for zucchini

Do you still have some zucchini sitting on your counter even after making this easy zucchini bread? 

For a quick and easy dinner idea, try making my lemon zucchini pasta. Or for a tasty snack, try some sweet and spicy zucchini pickles.

And for a healthier twist on pizza, give my zucchini corn feta pizza a try! 

Zucchini Bread sitting on parchment paper.

What size pan

For this bread, I’m using a standard 9×5-inch loaf pan.

If you don’t have a loaf pan you can cook this bread in a well-greased 8×8 or 9×9 casserole dish.

Just keep in mind that if you use a different sized cooking dish you may need to adjust how long your bread cooks.

Storage and leftovers

Lastly, any leftover zucchini bread can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Try it lightly toasted with butter and honey for a delicious treat to serve with tea or a cozy breakfast.

Zucchini Bread served with a knife for slicing.

More baked goods

Zucchini Bread

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This zucchini bread takes sweet zucchini, a few common baking ingredients, and creamy Greek yogurt, and turns it into a delectable dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 slices


  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup plain unsweetened greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-½ cups coarsely shredded zucchini lightly squeezed to remove extra moisture


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with nonstick baking spray. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and brown sugar until well combined. 
  • Next add the milk, yogurt, egg, and vanilla. Whisk to combine. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just until no large lumps of flour remain. 
  • Next add the shredded zucchini and fold it gently into the batter – you don’t want to overmix! 
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. 
  • Allow the zucchini bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then remove it to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing. 
  • Storage: Store any leftover zucchini bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 105mg | Sugar: 14g
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword easy zucchini bread, quick bread zucchini, shredded zucchini bread, zucchini quick bread
Did you try this recipe?Leave a comment and 5 star review!
Zucchini Bread pin for Pinterest.

About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating


as seen on promo graphic


as seen on promo graphic