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Olive Oil Zucchini Bread

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This homemade Olive Oil Zucchini Bread is super moist and delicious! Fresh zucchini is mixed in a simple batter of flour, sugar, eggs, unsweetened applesauce, olive oil and cinnamon. My family's favorite zucchini bread ever. Yields 2 loaves.
Course Breads & Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Keyword applesauce, bread, Cinnamon, olive oil, sweet bread, zucchini
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 24 servings
Calories 157
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 2 (generous) cups freshly grated zucchini
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil quality
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350° and spray or grease two 9x5 loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Once sifted measure and add in the kosher salt. Set off to the side.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, applesauce, olive oil and vanilla.
  • Once combined, pour this into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
  • Add in the grated zucchini and use a rubber spatula to combien, stop once all the flour is incorporated.
  • Divide the olive oil zucchini bread batter among the two prepared pans. (about 3 cups per pan)
  • Bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a tester comes back clean with only a few crumbs still attached.
  • Allow zucchini bread to cool in the pans for 20 minutes before carefully removing, transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Slice and serve with butter.


How To Freeze Zucchini Bread:
Once the zucchini bread has completely cooled, double wrap a single loaf in plastic wrap, then wrap tightly with foil. I like to use a sharpie and mark the day and the year on the outside as well.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg