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33 Fresh Takes On Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread comes in so many different shapes and flavors; we have 33 recipes to choose from. One of these could become your new go-to recipe.

Summer is the season for sunshine but it's also the season for zucchini. You can turn zucchini into all sorts of delicious dishes — zucchini chips, zucchini casserole, or zucchini fritters — but there's one way to make zucchini that's almos universally irresistible: zucchini bread. The classic version is something to be celebrated, but there are also all sorts of variations to make it the best zucchini bread recipe for you. We've collected some of the most interesting ones from the more than 12,000 zucchini bread recipes on Yummly to give you a little baking inspiration.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread by Buns in my Oven
If you're having trouble getting the kids to eat their veggies, might we suggest sticking a slice of chocolate zucchini bread in their lunch box? Zucchini is one of those vegetables that has such a mild flavor that it can be served as a dessert if it's teamed with the right ingredients. In this case, it's sugar, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips which is all the incentive you need to get kids to eat zucchini.

Piña Colada Zucchini Bread

Pina Colada Zucchini Bread

Pina Colada Zucchini Bread by Creations by Kara
If you like piña coladas, this might be the zucchini bread recipe you want to get caught in the rain with. Crushed pineapple and shredded coconut mingle with shredded zucchini to make a quick bread that'll take you on a tropical (if only metaphorical) escape.

Snickerdoodle Zucchini Bread

Snickerdoodle Zucchini Bread

Snickerdoodle Zucchini Bread by Southern Plate
For those of you who want your zucchini bread to be more of a dessert than breakfast muffin, this Snickerdoodle Zucchini Bread is a baby step away from the conventional recipe. It calls for slightly more sugar and a lot more warm spices than the standard recipe to make it a dessert that anyone can enjoy.

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread by Elana's Pantry
If you follow a paleo lifestyle, there's a chocolate zucchini bread recipe for you, too. Instead of all-purpose flour, canola or vegetable oil, and brown sugar, this recipe calls for almond flour, coconut oil, and a combination of stevia and honey.

Keto Zucchini Bread with Walnuts

Keto Zucchini Bread with Walnuts

Keto Zucchini Bread with Walnuts by ruled.me
Zucchini bread can also be keto-friendly. This one calls for almond flour to make it low-carb, and to make it sweet, it uses erythritol instead of sugar. It's also loaded with fall spices — cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger — to ease you into the coming season.

Crockpot Zucchini Bread

Crockpot Zucchini Bread

Crockpot Zucchini Bread by Recipes 4 Living
If it's still a bit too warm to turn on your oven but you can't wait to transform your garden zucchini into bread, Recipes 4 Living has a slow cooker version. It's very close to a traditional recipe but the slow cooker does the work for a total time of three hours so you don't have to heat up the house to get your zucchini bread fix.

Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Bread

Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Bread

Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Bread by Gather for Bread
Not everyone has a sweet tooth; and this Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Bread is for those with more of a savory bent. In addition to the garlic and cheese, it calls for green onion and dill. Serve this alongside soup or salad for a complete meal.

Carrot Apple Zucchini Bread

Carrot Apple Zucchini Bread

Carrot Apple Zucchini Bread by Mom On Timeout
While zucchini bread is a vegetable dish disguised as a dessert, this recipe takes the idea a hop, skip, and a jump further with carrots for an extra dose of veggies but apples and orange juice keep it on the sweet track. Cream cheese frosting takes it across the dessert finish line.

Cheesecake Zucchini Bread

Cheesecake Zucchini Bread

Cheesecake Zucchini Bread by Rasa Malaysia
Bloggers can get pretty creative with zucchini recipes as well as cheesecake recipes, and this recipe combines them both. Rasa Malaysia adds a sweetened cream cheese layer to her zucchini bread to create a cheesecake-like element for a unique dessert.

Zucchini-Banana Bread

Zucchini-Banana Bread

Zucchini-Banana Bread by Brown Eyed Baker
If you can't decide if you want zucchini bread or banana bread, this recipe gives you both! It calls for ripe, mashed bananas to go with the shredded zucchini and all the usual suspects — ground cinnamon, flour, baking soda, and chopped pecans.

Zucchini Pineapple Bread

Zucchini Pineapple Bread

Zucchini Pineapple Bread by I'm Bored, Let's Go
A taste of Hawaii is only as far away as your nearest can of crushed pineapple and this recipe makes great use of our favorite island fruit and the mainland's favorite summer vegetable. The recipe directs you to drain the pineapple before adding it to the batter, but if you forget to drain it, don't worry; one clever Yummly user added chia seeds to soak up the extra juice and give the bread some extra protein without altering the baking time.

Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Bread

Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Bread

Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Bread by Deliciously Sprinkled
This Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini bread is like taking a bite of sunshine. The addition of both lemon pudding mix and poppy seeds creates more of a lemon-zucchini cake than bread. But that just means you can eat it for breakfast or dessert.

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Bread by Yummy Addiction
Summer is the season for blueberries and zucchini and you might find yourself with an overabundance of both. In that case, this recipe can take care of that. The lemony icing adds a welcome brightness to the bread, but if you leave it off, this bread can be used to kickstart your day.

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread by Six Sisters' Stuff
With fall on its way, pumpkin bread might be on the brain but zucchini is still in the garden! This recipe lets you make use of summer's bounty while satisfying your fall cravings at the same time.

Zucchini Breadsticks

Zucchini Breadsticks

Zucchini Breadsticks by Kirbie's Cravings This one isn't exactly what you think of when you hear "zucchini bread" but we're throwing it in there because it's a delicious way to get your veggies. Of course, it's not like the other recipes -- the wet ingredients only call for egg, cheese, and zucchini while the dry ingredients are made up of flour and Italian seasonings. You can have these on the table in just 45 minutes.

Hungry for more?

If you want a bit more inspiration, here's more than a dozen unique recipes to browse.

lemons, granulated sugar, baking powder, lemon juice, lemon, shredded zucchini and 6 more
salt, plain greek yogurt, brown sugar, unbleached all purpose flour and 10 more
baking soda, greek yogurt, zucchini, granulated sugar, cinnamon powder and 10 more
unsweetened applesauce, salt, vanilla extract, shredded zucchini and 15 more
eggs, baking powder, all purpose flour, fine sea salt, baking soda and 10 more
brown sugar, salt, vegetable oil, chopped walnuts, vanilla extract and 8 more
salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, grated nutmeg, baking soda and 8 more
salt, chocolate chips, milk, plain yogurt, baking powder, baking soda and 7 more
vanilla extract, large eggs, pudding, zucchini, sugar, baking soda and 4 more
honey, chopped walnuts, zucchini, vegetable oil, baking powder and 9 more
all purpose flour, salt, lime zest, lime zest, granulated sugar and 12 more
allspice, cinnamon, powdered sugar, shredded zucchini, sugar and 10 more
sharp cheddar cheese, egg, baking powder, chives, salt, shredded zucchini and 5 more
baking soda, salt, canola oil, whole wheat flour, nutmeg, vanilla extract and 9 more
white sugar, eggs, baking soda, flour, brown sugar, salt, vanilla and 4 more
zucchini, baking soda, large eggs, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, cranberries and 4 more
large eggs, vegetable oil, Hatch chile peppers, salt, baking powder and 6 more
large eggs, brown sugar, salt, apple cider, ground cinnamon, medium zucchini and 9 more