Barb's Best Zucchini Bread

"This is an awesome recipe from my sister. I don't know where she got it, but it is absolutely scrumptious and a must-have for all of you gardeners out there :)"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
2 loaves




  • Preheat oven to 325* and grease bottom only of two 9 x 5 bread pans.
  • Beat eggs until foamy.
  • Stir in sugar, zucchini, oil and vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients and spices and gradually add to wet ingredients.
  • Fold in nuts and raisins.
  • Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 60 to 80 minutes or until center tests done.
  • Cool for 10 minutes on rack and then remove from pans.
  • Cool completely on rack before slicing.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Chef Simply Delish
    We do not use any oil in our house except for olive oil and peanut oil. We do use real butter. What tweak can I use for the oil called for that would still taste great? (I'm assuming this recipe as well as others use vegetable oil?)


  1. Goblu75
    I had made a loaf of this bread & one of the Zucchinni chocolate bread the other night. My husband (who does not like zucchini & gave me an "oh man" when he found out it was in both loafs). Just called me at work to tell me that he had just tried both breads & he liked them both but this one was the best out of the two! Two thumbs up from a non-zucchini eater!
  2. ltdsaloon16r
    This is delicious! Had a similar recipe a few years ago and had misplaced it, now I have this! I used Canola oil, 3 medium zucchini made the 2 cups asked for, and I added the raisins also used walnuts. Thank you so much!
  3. BAVilsack61
    Every year my husband walks in with an armload of zucchini and I head to look for Barb's Zucchini recipe. Have been making it every year for the past 4 that I can count. Great basic recipe. I mix it up by doing any of the following; over adding extra cups of zucchini, add chocolate chips, nuts, raisins and even coconut. Family gives me rave reviews. Thanks Barb!
  4. WakerBaker
    OK. So I dont normally review recipes, but this one I just had to review. If you make it to a T, then your bread will be the BEST EVER zuxhinni bread. (given it has a ton of sugar) It is totally worth the calories! You have to try it.
  5. verybaddmom
    very solid, dependable recipe. I have found that turning the oven down a smidgen and leaving it in a bit longer keeps the edges and bottom from getting too dark, but that may just be my oven. I added a handful of huckleberries to the last batch, very tasty. there is never any of this bread left to languish with the leftovers.


  1. nad smith
    couldn't of found a better recipe. It was perfect. I loved the fact that it yielded two loafs. It's worth the effort for two. It was actully easy to make. I only used half cup of oil and put a half of cup of regualr apple sauce instead of the full 1 cup of oil. I'm a heart attack waiting to happen! Making these changes, the bread was awsome and so moist!!!! I'll stick to my changes. Thank you!! Just what I was looking for.
  2. Jill C.
    My family members enjoyed and I received lots of compliments. The only change I made was that I made muffins instead of bread. I realized that I forgot to purchase bread pans and opted to try them as muffins. They took approximately 30 minutes to bake. Will definitely mak again.
  3. homeformy4kids
    Delicious! I made it in a bundt pan, and it turned out great. I also substituted applesauce for the oil and used freshly grated nutmeg and now am having trouble keeping the kids out of it!! I made it for a school event, and hope there will be some left to take :) Thanks for the recipe - I think the cloves and nutmeg are key!!
  4. Your Mom
    This was amazing! I made a lot of changes for healthy-ness reasons:) I used 6 egg whites instead of 3 eggs, 1 cup of sugar instead of two cups, 1 cup no sugar added applesauce, used 2 3/4 cups of whole wheat pastry flour, and only added cinnamon (I was out of everything else) and nuts. I baked at 350 for about 15-20 minutes in a square pan. I will probably add another half cup of apple sauce, as I like my cake super moist:)
  5. SweetsLady
    I got 4 zucchinis from the store for a good price and had to use them up. :) This was wonderful. I used 1/2 canola oil and 1/2 applesauce, natural. I used allspice in place of the cloves and didn't have any nuts or raisins. I also put a streusel topping on the breads - 1/3 c. brown and white sugar, 1 T. cinnamon, and 1 T. butter, melted. To make sure the top didn't brown too much, I put foil over the top during the last 10-15 minutes. It took about 70 minutes. This is a keeper!


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