Not Your Mama's Zucchini Bread

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

As if the honey and orange zest weren’t enough to set this zucchini bread apart from most others it is topped off with a orange cream cheese glaze.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bread:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon orange zest; than mix in honey, eggs, vanilla and oil.
  4. Stir in zucchini and walnuts; pour into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake for one hour or till tooth pick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool 10 minutes in pan before turning out.
  7. Glaze:.
  8. In mini mixer beat cream cheese, confection sugar, orange juice and orange zest until well blended and smooth.
  9. Drizzle glaze over top of slightly warm bread allowing to run down sides. Allow to finish cooling before slicing.
Most Helpful

Made this according to the recipe & thought it was great, but then, I was also quite generous with the orange zest in both the batter & the glaze (do love that stuff)! Another time, just to see what others are talking about, I might substitute sugar for half the honey, but will have to think about that, since we both enjoyed the bread as made this first time! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed just for the halibut!]

Sydney Mike September 06, 2011

This zucchini bread was really quite moist, and the cinnamon and orange zest added a heavenly touch that made this stand out as more than just a typical zucchini bread recipe. The orange glaze drizzled on top added a wonderful sweet touch, too. But all in all I think the recipe would have benefitted from having some sugar for a sweetener (instead of the honey). I will definitely make this again, and the only change I will consider is substituting sugar in place of the honey, because it really is a wonderful zucchini bread. And it's good without the orange glaze, too.

NorthwestGal August 16, 2011

We all really enjoyed this zucchini bread and loved the moist, rich, flavour. Especially good toasted the next day!

evelyn/athens August 16, 2011