Zucchini Bread Recipe (for bread machine)

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This zucchini bread recipe for the bread machine is so simple to make! It’s a slightly sweet quick bread that is perfect for using up your bounty of summer zucchini. Keep your kitchen cool and bake the bread in the bread machine or you can bake it in your oven.

zucchini bread sliced on a cutting board

Bread machine recipes make it so easy to make bread! There is less mess; just add all of the ingredients to the machine, and set the bread machine to mix the dough for delicious homemade bread, like this rosemary garlic sourdough bread.

Why you will love this recipe

  • It’s simple to make; no heating of the oven.
  • It’s healthier than traditional zucchini bread; made with coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and less sugar.

Here is what you will need

overhead view of zucchini bread ingredients

Ingredients

  • Whole wheat flour
  • White all-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut or brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Fresh zucchini
  • Chopped walnuts

Equipment

How to make bread machine zucchini bread

Prepare the ingredients: Use a box grater or a food processor to shred the zucchini and set it aside.

Spray or gently coat the sides of the bread pan with nonstick cooking spray or coat it with a small amount of oil.

Bread machine ingredients not mixed

Place the dry ingredients into the bread machine bowl and then add the wet ingredients and grated zucchini. Select the sweet quick bread or cake cycle on your bread machine and press start.

Once the bread has completed the cooking cycle, carefully open the bread machine and remove the pan. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes, and carefully remove it from the loaf pan. Continue to cool the bread on a wire rack.

zucchni bread cooling on a rack

NOTE: Bread machine models are all different, check the bread machine manual for the proper setting to make zucchini bread in the bread machine.

Ingredient Notes & Substitutions

The full list of ingredients to make this bread machine zucchini bread recipe is above. Below are notes about some of the ingredients along with ideas for substitutes.

Flour. I use a mix of whole wheat flour and white flour when I make this recipe, the whole wheat flour can be replaced with an equal amount of white flour.

Coconut oil. Coconut oil does not, in my opinion, add a coconut flavor, and should be melted before adding it to the bread machine. It can be substituted with an equal amount of olive oil or sunflower oil.

Coconut sugar. Is a healthier sugar choice, and can easily be substituted one for one with honey, maple syrup or white sugar.

Walnuts can be substituted with pecans or pistachios, and they can also be omitted from this recipe.

Variations

Try changing up this easy zucchini bread recipe with these suggestions:

  • Zucchini carrot bread – add a 1/2 cup shredded carrots.
  • Zucchini bread with dried fruit – add 1/2 cup of raisins, dried cranberries or dates to the bread batter.
  • Zucchini blueberry bread – add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of blueberries.
  • Chocolate chip zucchini bread – add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips.
overhead view of zucchini bread on a cutting board

Serving suggestions

Serve this delicious zucchini bread for breakfast with scrambled eggs, a breakfast casserole, or quiche. It also makes a great addition to a light lunch or dinner salad.

Homemade zucchini bread also tastes great all by itself as a snack, and so do these Banana Nut Muffins.

How to store zucchini bread

Store zucchini bread at room temperature wrapped in plastic, aluminum foil or a ziplock bag for a few days. You can also freeze leftover bread wrapped tightly for up to three months.

bread machine zucchini bread on a cutting board sliced

Recipe tips and questions

  • Slice the bread before freezing for individual portions.
  • Read the manufacturer’s directions for your bread machine, and be sure to select the correct setting for a quick bread recipe which should be sweet quick bread or cake setting.
  • Do not squeeze the moisture out of the shredded zucchini, zucchini contains a lot of water which is what gives the batter or dough its moisture.
  • You may need to remove the seeds if you use a large zucchini.
  • Use oven mitts to lift the pan out of the bread machine.
To peel or not to peel zucchini?

There is no need to peel the skin off of the zucchini, that is where most of the nutrition is.

Can I bake bread machine zucchini bread in the oven?

Yes, you can. Place ingredients into the bread machine, and select the dough cycle. Once the batter has been mixed, which will be after about 10 minutes, open the bread machine and use a rubber spatula to remove the batter or dough from the bread machine pan and pour it into a small loaf pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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zucchini bread sliced on a cutting board

Bread machine zucchini bread

Delicious and easy zucchini bread is easy to make in the bread machine.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Click on serving size to scale this recipe

Course: Bread Recipes
Keyword: bread machine zucchini bread, zucchini bread recipe, zucchini bread recipe for the bread machine
Servings: 16 slices
Author: Anne
Scale this Recipe 16 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup grated zucchini
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Shred the zucchini with a box grater or food processor
  • Place the dry ingredients into the bread machine bowl, then add the wet ingredients and grated zucchini.
  • Select the quick sweet bread or cake cycle on your bread machine and press start.
  • Once the bread has completed the cooking cycle, carefully open the bread machine and remove the pan.
  • Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes and carefully remove it from the loaf pan. Continue to cool the bread on a wire rack.

Notes

Bread machine models are all different, check the bread machine manual for the proper setting to make zucchini bread (quick bread) in the bread machine.
Store zucchini bread wrapped in plastic or aluminum foil for up to three days.
Store it in the freezer wrapped tightly for up to three months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was SO awesome! I used the ‘cake’ setting on my Zojirushi Virtuo Pro and it came out perfectly. I did use regular cane sugar and canola oil as I didn’t have the coconut variants on hand, but I’m really appreciative how low on oil and sugar this recipe is overall (makes it easier to justify slices for breakfast!). My breadmaker typically recommends wet ingredients first so I did get a couple little unmixed spots on the bottom, but nothing disastrous. I might try it that way next time to see how it goes. Can’t wait to use this recipe in the summer when zuchinni are abundant but the oven is a bad idea. Thank you for the amazing recipe!