8 Easy Zucchini Bread Recipes for Anytime Snacking 

Our sweet and savory loaf recipes make great snacks, treats, breakfast breads, and more.

Zucchini-Parmesan Bread with Poppy Seeds
Photo: Marcus Nilsson

Although zucchini bread might be your go-to when the garden overflows with summer squash, it's a delightful treat that can be enjoyed any time of year (and you can find zucchini in most supermarkets year round). Plus, this bread adapts beautifully to cold-weather flavors such as cloves and ginger, so you can enjoy delicious, seasonal renditions of this snack, too.

Zucchini bread isn't hard to make, but a few pointers can take your loaves from so-so to crowd-pleasing. Using small to medium-sized squash are best, as they are less bitter and have thinner skin and softer seeds. Keep the zucchini peel on for extra texture and nutrition, and once you've shredded it, let it sit in a colander for a couple of minutes so the moisture can release. Press out any excess with a paper towel. The result? Moist, but never gooey, zucchini bread.

Now that you know how to perfect every loaf you bake, discover some of our tried-and-true recipes to make whenever a zucchini bread craving strikes.

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Zucchini Nut Bread

zucchini nut bread

Here's a perfect zucchini bread recipe that incorporates cinnamon, walnuts, and almond extract—what more could you ask for? How about a recipe that makes two loaves? Consider it done.

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Zucchini Spice Bread

Zucchini bread

Although this spiced bread can be enjoyed any time of year, its healthy doses of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg make it especially nice for the holiday season.

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

chocolate zucchini bread
Jason Varney

Two types of chocolate—semisweet and cocoa powder—give this zucchini loaf rich flavor. A sugary poppy seed glaze adds a sweet crunch.

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Zucchini, Gruyere, and Black Pepper Muffins

Lennart Weibull

Toasted wheat germ lends a pleasant crunch and nutty taste to these savory muffins. It also pairs nicely with nutty-tasting Gruyère. A half-teaspoon of black pepper is a great finishing kick.

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Zucchini-Parmesan Loaf


Here's a savory take on zucchini bread that is delicious on its own, or spread with creamy ricotta cheese (try toasting the slices first!).

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Zucchini-Applesauce Chocolate-Chip Loaf

Zucchini-Applesauce Chocolate-Chip Loaf
Con Poulos

This moist and delicious update on a classic recipe combines spelt flour, zucchini, applesauce, and chocolate chips.

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Zucchini, Banana, and Flaxseed Muffins

John Kernick

Everything you love about zucchini and banana bread, all in one muffin? Yes, please. They're light, sweet, and great for your digestive health, thanks to the addition of flaxseed.

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Zucchini-Parmesan Bread with Poppy Seeds

Zucchini-Parmesan Bread with Poppy Seeds
Marcus Nilsson

Another version of savory zucchini bread, this one stars poppy seeds for texture and sour cream for extra richness.

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