Zucchini Pineapple Bread Recipe

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Sydney Oland

Not unlike its close relative, the banana bread, this quick bread is moist and sweet, but gets some added moisture and flavor from grated zucchini—which makes it perfect for this time of year, when markets are filled with summer squash. Any kind of summer squash can be used in this recipe, but personally I really love the look of the flecks of green throughout the bread.

Make sure to drain the crushed pineapple, or else the bread will turn out more like a pancake. This bread is great straight out of the oven with some soft butter. But if you have any leftovers the next day, cut a slice and toast it in a pan with some butter: crisp, sweet and delicious. In fact, I'd make sure to save some for the next day just to have the leftovers.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 75 mins
Serves: 8 to 10 servings
Makes: 1 loaf

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter

  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup (about 1) grated zucchini

  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350° F. Butter an 8- by 4-inch loaf pan and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar. In a separate bowl combine vegetable oil, vanilla extract, zucchini and pineapple and mix with a wooded spoon until well combined.

  3. Mix together wet and dry ingredients and scrape into prepared loaf pan. Bake until thin knife inserted into center of bread comes out clean, about 1 hour. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in loaf pan, then remove from pan and place on a rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.

Special Equipment

8- by 4-inch loaf pan

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
307 Calories
17g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 307
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 154mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 132mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)