Skip to Content

Cinnamon-alicious Zucchini Bread

Welcome customers of Shortt’s Farm CSA! Scroll down for my fabulous Cinnamon-alicious Zucchini Bread recipe and other fabulous recipes to use today’s produce.

Confession time: I don’t like zucchini. Not one little bit. I hate how it gets all mushy and watery when cooked — it reminds me of slime. How terrible of me, right? But, hey, everyone is allowed to have likes and dislikes, right?

That said, like all vegetables, it’s all in how you prepare it. Sure, I might not like the traditional preparations of zucchini, but it’s totally edible in other ways … like raw or in baked goods. In fact, it’s downright delectable in this Cinnamon-alicious Zucchini Bread. Heck, if you didn’t know that zucchini was in this bread, you’d never guess it. This has a fabulous flavor thanks to the hearty amounts of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla that are in it.

Although the ingredients list is on the long side, this bread is a cinch to make. It mixes up fast and easy by hand and is in the oven in no time. The recipes also makes two loaves at once — one to eat, and one to freeze. Easy peasy.

So, now I am hoping that my CSA box (today’s the first one of the season!) will come with some zucchini so that I can make this bread again. It really was that good — even my husband, who hates all things veg, ate it and admitted to liking it. A little.

Looking for a few good ideas for your CSA box? Try these recipes:

Cinnamon-alicious Zucchini Bread

Cinnamon-alicious Zucchini Bread

Yield: 1 loaf


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two loaf pans by buttering and flouring the interiors.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the canola oil, white sugar and light brown sugar until well-combined. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  4. Add the zucchini and vanilla extract to the oil-sugar mixture, stirring well to combine.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.
  7. Bake the two loaves for 55-65 minutes, until golden brown. A knife or cake tester inserted in the middle should come out clean as well.
  8. Let cool on a cooling rack (in the pans) before removing from the pans. Store in an airtight container.

Frugal Fridays: Grocery Edition | Sarah’s Cucina Bella :: Family Food

Friday 27th of August 2010

[...] Yes, I bought one thing that I normally wouldn’t: canned kid-friendly pastas. But as a once in a while when I don’t have time to prepare lunch thing? No biggie. My kids will probably love them. As for veggies and fruit, since it’s still summertime, we get ours from the farmers’ market and our CSA. [...]

Grilled Ratatouille Recipe | Sarah’s Cucina Bella :: Family Food

Tuesday 17th of August 2010

[...] a sidenote, I am firmly against lying to my kids about what they are eating. When I make bread with zucchini or cupcakes with squash, they know it.  The sneaky food movement? Totally not my [...]

Well Fed Network - » Nigella’s Zucchini, Feta and Mint Fritters

Tuesday 27th of July 2010

[...] (apart from compulsive baking of zucchini bread and/or muffins, including these amazing ones from Sarah’s Cucina Bella) I’ve seen in a long time. Her zucchini fritters with mint and feta make the best use of what [...]

Cooking with Kids: Tips for Getting Your Kids to Try New Things (and Are You Going to BlogHer ’10?) | Sarah’s Cucina Bella :: Family Food

Monday 19th of July 2010

[...] in the cooking process really helps kids to open up to new foods. Sure, a completed loaf of Zucchini Bread might be a little intimidating, but if you see if go from simple ingredients like zucchini, flour, [...]

The Teacher Cooks

Wednesday 7th of July 2010

Zucchini bread, that's a vegetable right? I love it! .-= The Teacher Cooks´s last blog ..Crispy Skin Salmon with Fresh Orange Juice =-.

Skip to Recipe