Banana-Zucchini Bread Recipe
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Banana-Zucchini Bread Recipe

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My grandmother made this bread for as long as I can remember, and I've been making it ever since I learned how to bake. Children love it for a snack, and it's good to serve at any meal. It's another delicious way to use zucchini, which is so abundant in late summer. —Eva Mae Hebert, Lafayette, LA
Recommended: Banana Bread A to Z
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 194 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat eggs. Blend in sugar and oil. Add bananas and mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir into egg mixture. Stir in zucchini and pecans just until combined.
  2. Pour into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.
If Cooking for Two: Wrap and freeze one loaf to enjoy later.
Originally published as Banana-Zucchini Bread in Reminisce Extra August 1993, p49

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Kelly User ID: 9187854 267686
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2017

"This was a great use of banana and zucchini. As someone who doesn't like zucchini usually, I'm happy to report the zucchini flavor disappears in the finished product and you just get a delicious banana bread with added vitamins B6, C, and Potassium from the zucchini.

I modified the recipe to use 1 cup unsweetened applesauce instead of 1 cup vegetable oil, which reduces the total calories by about 1,880 (~59 cal/serving), and used 1 cup pure cane sugar and 1 cup dark brown sugar instead of 2 cups granulated sugar (adds about 60 cal/ 2 cal/serving), and the finished product came out with just the right moistness and without any discernible apple taste. I also used 1/2 cup walnuts instead of 1 cup pecans (but only because I only had 1/2 cup left), which cuts the calories a bit more.
Finally, I split the mix into a 12-muffin tin and a 9x5 loaf pan, since I only had one loaf pan available, and the muffins were done after about 18 min. By the 50 min mark, the top of my loaf was getting pretty brown, so I may bake at 325 or 300 for a little while longer as some other comments have suggested."

suzanne_o User ID: 8919099 253019
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"Made this yesterday and it turned out perfect! Substituted the pecans w/ walnuts. Shared a loaf with my co-workers and they absolutely loved it. Thanks for the recipe - will definitely make again!"

thelouws User ID: 1336762 252930
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2016

"Delicious! Great way to use up zucchini & bananas! I followed the recipe & it turned out perfectly!"

pat slusser User ID: 8909762 252430
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"I love this recipe. However, when I followed the baking instructions my bread turned out somewhat overdone on the top and sides and gooey in the middle. I reduced the heat to 300 and the baking time to about 1 hour 20 min. the second time and it came out perfect."

sharon6769 User ID: 8696880 252409
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2016

"Wonder if you could bake this in a bundt pan?"

ipanken User ID: 8638531 238167
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"Bananas make it really moist, and this is going to be a favorite family recipe.

I used three bananas that I froze because they were over ripe, and two cups of zucchini, and two cups of walnuts. BEST EVER!"

[email protected] User ID: 5086531 234965
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

"I have a tried and true banana bread recipe that I've used for year, but this recipe is something special. Followed the instructions exactly, baked for 55 minutes - fabulous! Highly recommend!"

fregeau User ID: 3943102 233066
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"By far now our most favorite bread. I just came acrossed this recipe 4 or 5 weeks ago and have made it at least a dozen times. I keep it in the freezer (it freezes well) and always have it available. I have given it as gifts, too. Can't say enough for it. Thanks"

Chefaloony User ID: 6018669 232988
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015

"I used brown sugar instead of white, coconut oil instead of vegetable, 1 1/2 c. wheat & 1 1/2 c. white flour, pureed zucchini, no pecans"

riverwoman User ID: 7667256 232204
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"Very easy, moist and flavorful recipe. I made half of this recipe and it made 11 muffins. I used Canola oil since that was what I had, and increased the banana and zucchini. Next time I will add a little more cinnamon too. This recipe is a keeper!"

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