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Zucchini Banana Bread

When the garden is bountiful make this Zucchini Banana Bread. Great to share with freinds or freeze for use later!
Top down shot of a loaf of zucchini banana bread with slices cut and some butter on the side.

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Zucchini season is almost here! Don’t get overwhelmed; get baking!! This delicious Zucchini Banana Bread recipe is here to help! If you love the flavor of banana bread and you have a lot of zucchini, then this is the quick bread recipe you need. 

Top down shot of a loaf of zucchini banana bread with slices cut and some butter on the side.

Moist and tender, this zucchini banana bread is going to be a sure hit with your family! This delicious quick bread combines the sweetness of ripe bananas with the mild flavor and moisture of grated zucchini to create a healthy and easy bread that’s perfect for an afternoon snack or breakfast with a cup of coffee.

Zucchini Banana Bread cooling on a rack.

Enjoy it warm from the oven or tucked-in lunches or leave it on someone’s porch for Leave a Zucchini on a Neighbors Porch Day! No one will complain about THIS zucchini on their porch.

Top down view of sliced zucchini banana bread with butter next to it.

Use up that zucchini!!

If you’re like many gardeners, you may find yourself with more zucchini than you want at one time, especially in late summer. While excess zucchini can be used in a variety of recipes, such as this chocolate zucchini bread or these air fryer zucchini fries, one of our favorite ways to use it up is in zucchini banana bread. 

Zucchini banana bread is a delicious and healthy treat for picky eaters who might not otherwise eat their veggies. I never recommend making a recipe to hide vegetables. I do like to use vegetables in a recipe kids will enjoy and then let them know that it’s in there. That way, when you offer them that food in another form, you can remind the they liked it in this recipe or that recipe. 

Sliced zucchini banana bread on a wooden cutting board.

It sounds silly, but it really does work. All of my kids have tried to be picky, and I won them over on a lot of foods just by using that method. 

Can I make this zucchini quick bread into muffins?? 

You sure can! A lot of quick bread recipes can be made into muffins. A single loaf will often make 12 muffins. You can use cupcake papers OR just grease a cupcake/muffin pan to make muffins with this recipe. 

Ingredients for zucchini banana bread.

To make zucchini banana bread, you will need:

  • ripe bananas
  • fresh zucchini
  • all-purpose flour
  • cinnamon
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • vegetable oil
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • large bowl 
  • medium bowl 
  • 9x5loaf pan
A slice of banana zucchini bread.

​Change it up!

Add a cup of chocolate chips to this recipe for a fun change. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is one of our favorites, it’s especially good with a cup of hot coffee. You can add white chocolate chips too. Or try a handful of chopped pecans or walnuts. Or if you don’t like this recipe try this Buttermilk Banana Bread recipe.

For a healthier version, you can try using some almond flour or coconut flour. I have not tried this, so your results are definitely not guaranteed. 

Try substituting coconut sugar or maple syrup for brown sugar; again, making changes to a baking recipe can cause it not to turn out. 

Stacked slices of zucchini banana bread.

To store Banana Zucchini Bread

Once the bread is completely cool, store it at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Or store it in the fridge for up to a week. 

If you’re not planning to enjoy it all at once, you can also slice the bread and wrap individual slices in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before freezing. To thaw, simply leave the bread at room temperature for a few hours or microwave.

Top down shot of a loaf of zucchini banana bread with slices cut and some butter on the side.

Zucchini Banana Bread

5 from 55 votes
When the garden is bountiful make this Zucchini Banana Bread. Great to share with freinds or freeze for use later!
Course: Bread Recipes, Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Laura
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  • 1 cups zucchini shredded (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup light olive oil
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 bananas medium size, overripe is best


  • Preheat oven to 325º
  • grease 9×5 loaf pan and set it aside
  • Shred zucchini and set aside
    Shredded zucchini in a bowl.
  • Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir well, and set aside
    Dry ingredients for zucchini banana bread.
  • Whisk oil, and sugar together, then add eggs and vanilla and whisk until combined
    Brown sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla in a bowl.
  • Beat in bananas. If you’re using an electric mixer, that will do the job of mashing the banana. Otherwise, you may want to mash your banana with a fork or potato masher before adding
    Add bananas and use a mixer to mash them into the batter.
  • Stir in flour mixture until just mixed
    Flour mixture added to the wet ingredients.
  • Add zucchini and stir together until fully distributed
    Zucchini added to batter for zucchini banana bread recipe.
  • Pour batter into a greased 5×9 inch loaf pan
    Batter in a 9x5 loaf pan.
  • Bake in center of oven for 60-65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
    Baked quick bread in a loaf pan on a cooling rack.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes, then loosen edges of loaf from pan with a butter knife, and carefully remove from pan to cool on a wire rack.
    Zucchini Banana Bread cooling on a rack.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Laura

Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

12 thoughts on “Zucchini Banana Bread”

  1. 5 stars
    My baby zucchini plants are still trying to grow their legs, but I grabbed some at the farmer’s market last weekend and whipped up one of these last night (with some frozen bananas I happened to have)…my husband has already devoured half of it. This is bound to be on a summertime loop, thanks for the recipe!

    • 5 stars
      Perfect timing! I have leftover zucchini from fall and ripe bananas so it felt like it was a sign to make this. I did and it turned out perfect! Thank you so much!

  2. 5 stars
    I felt I was a winner when I served this bread to my kids and they just ate it without questioning the zucchini in it. They couldn’t tell. They only said it was nice. Hah. Finally, I fed my boys with zucchini.

  3. 5 stars
    So much yum! I love sneaking veggies into the fam without them knowing. I will be making this on repeat all summer long.

  4. 5 stars
    I always make zucchini bread, but never thought to add bananas! Super good! I plant a lot of zucchini each summer and I can’t wait to make this again!

  5. 5 stars
    As summer nears, we are about to have zucchini coming out of our ears! I’m always excited to try it in new dishes, and what’s not to love about banana bread with some hidden nutrients from shredded zucchini?!?

  6. 5 stars
    Zucchini and banana? I’m in love! This loaf was so moist, so flavorful, it was crazy good! The subtle flavor of the banana was great with the zucchini. My new fave!

  7. 5 stars
    I could not wait long enough until my zucchini starts producing in the garden. I make zucchini bread and banana bread but this is the best combination! Never making banana bread without zucchini or zucchini bread without bananas!


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