Caribbean Zucchini Bread

"My grandmother came up with this recipe to use up some larger than life zucchini that came from her garden. This is an easy way to use up those leftover bananas too!"
photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by Karen Elizabeth
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
2 loafs




  • Preheat an oven to 325ºF (165ºC). Grease and flour 2 (9-x5-inch) loaf pans.
  • Whisk the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl. Beat the bananas, eggs, vegetable oil, applesauce, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla together in a separate large bowl. Stir the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Fold the zucchini, walnuts, and coconut into the batter until evenly combined. Pour into the prepared pans.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pans for 25 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

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  1. JackieOhNo!
    This is a real winner and makes two huge loaves to enjoy! I love the combination of all the varied ingredients - it has all my favorites. I made this exactly as posted, and will be making this again. Made for I Recommend Tag Game.
  2. Karen Elizabeth
    This makes a tasy and healthy bread, my husband particularly liked the combo of zucchini and banana, it is deliciously moist and smells wonderful, a keeper!! Thank you Elizabth, glad I tried it for ZWT9, Family Picks, Pink Panthers
  3. strawberrybird
    Very tasty and moist. A great blend on ingredients and flavors although next time I think I'll add more coconut. I made this into muffins. It made 15 1/3 cup portions which were just the right size for the amount of rise. It took 35 minutes in my oven.
  4. LifeIsGood
    I'm putting this into my best of the best file. I love this zucchini bread! I made half a batch because I was low on walnuts. Boy, I'm sorry I didn't make two loaves now. The coconut and walnuts are wonderful additions. The bread is moist and has great texture. Thank you for posting! Made for the Soup-A-Stars during ZWT9.
  5. sheepdoc
    I have lots of zucchini so was looking for a contest recipe that used zucchini. This was very tasty and the coconut was a nice addition. I did not have any applesauce so used greek yogurt. Made 5 mini loaves, 40 minutes. Made for ZWT9.


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