Zucchini Banana Bread has become a weekday essential. Combining two of our family favorite bread recipes into one quick bread that my kids can’t seem to get enough of.
So if you have been following A Dash of Sanity for a while you will know that 2 years ago we moved and I haven’t had a garden to grow my favorite vegetable of all time, zucchini. I am happy to announce that I currently have my first zucchini growing in a garden box in our back yard. Now, this is a big deal, friends, because it has been two years in the making. Since selling our old house I haven’t had a garden. In reality, I don’t have much of a green thumb and there are only a few things that I can grow successfully. One of them being zucchini.
Growing up my mom always made zucchini and banana bread, especially during the fall and winter seasons. I have memories of us standing in the kitchen, using my mom’s KitchenAid mixer and shredding loads of zucchini. Once the zucchini was shredded we would add 4 cups of the freshly shredded zucchini to a freezer Ziplock bag. My mom would place several Ziplock bags in the freezer so that we were guaranteed to have zucchini bread for the rest of the year. She fostered my love for zucchini.
I really only ever had zucchini in bread that was until I became a mom myself. Now I love zucchini in pasta dishes, salads and in desserts like cookies, brownies, and cakes!
I would love to know if you have a garden and if so what is your favorite vegetable that comes from it? Currently, we have only our family favorites growing in our garden boxes which include tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and of course zucchini! Happy zucchini season friends. XOXO San
How do you make zucchini banana bread?
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, grease bread loafs pans or 2 larger loaf pans.
Mix all ingredients in order, as listed.
Mix until well combined.
Once it is well combined pour into 2- 3 bread pans, make sure to divide evenly and bake at 375 for 40-50 minutes.
Time may vary depending on oven; insert toothpick to make sure bread is done.
How long does zucchini banana bread last?
If stored in an airtight container at room temperature, it will last for about 1 week.
If stored in an airtight freezer bag and frozen, it will last for 1-2 months.
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Looking for some other fun ways to use zucchini? Here are my favorite: Best Ever Zucchini Bread (my grandma’s recipe), Chocolate Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies, Banana Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies, and Pumpkin Zucchini Cake.
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Zucchini Banana Bread
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup oil
- 3 cups fresh zucchini grated
- 1 cup mashed bananas about 2 1/2 whole bananas
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups + 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees, grease bread loafs pans or 2 larger loaf pans.
- Mix all ingredients in order, as listed. Mix until well combined.
- Once it is well combined pour into 2- 3 bread pans, make sure to divide evenly and bake at 375 for 40-50 minutes.
- Time may vary depending on oven; insert toothpick to make sure bread is done.