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The Best Zucchini Bread Recipe Ever

There are a few recipes from everyone’s childhood that are so memorable you can still almost taste them if you close your eyes and think about it. My mom had the BEST zucchini bread recipe ever — especially during summertime when the garden overflowed with zucchini squash, zucchini bread was always around.  We didn’t care that there was good for you green stuff in it, zucchini bread was just GOOD!

Having mom’s zucchini bread now is just like having a little hug from her, and I love that I have such great memories of it. As I’ve gotten older, I appreciate those food recollections that fill me with warm fuzzies. I can tell you there is nothing better than sitting down with a thick slice of zucchini bread than sitting down with a thick slice of zucchini bread and a giant mug of coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee if I’m really treating myself…and if I’m being totally honest, I treat myself to good coffee a lot!

This bread is perfectly sweet and moist with just the right amount of crunchy bits to it. The secret ingredient here is pineapple–it adds just the right amount of sugar, zing and moisture to the bread to make it memorable.

When I said there’s nothing better than an awesome zucchini bread recipe and a big cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, I may have been  fibbing a little. The best thing ever may be doing these things with a friend.

Relaxing and having some down time with a friend over coffee is a truly excellent way to spend an hour or two. When I was making my zucchini bread up, I called my friend Kim to come over for a visit so we could sit and enjoy for a bit. Keeping things SUPER EASY–which is the way you will keep repeatedly doing stuff like this–I put together a quick coffee tray with cream, sugar, and a few Dunkin’ Donuts K-cup varieties I had picked up at Publix. (Chocolate glazed donut anyone??)

Besides the coffee, we had some of that best zucchini bread ever with a few plates and napkins. Just the right amount of effort for a nice visit with a friend to unwind!

If you’re not a k-cup kind of gal, Dunkin Donuts is sold in bags–the dark roast is my favorite.

Until 5/6/2017, you can pick up a coupon for $1.00 off any ONE (1) Dunkin’ Donuts variety at Publix.

Click here to get your coupon!

Since you’ll be at Publix anyway, pick up the ingredients to make some zucchini bread!

The recipe is pretty much a super easy dump and stir quick bread. Only bit of advice I have for you is about the zucchini. I personally use my food processor to shred my zucchini, but you can use a grater if you don’t have one. Mileage is going to vary on how many zucchini you’ll need for two cups; I used 1.5 medium sized zucchini to make my bread this go-around


Best-Ever Zucchini Bread Recipe


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 8- oz. can crushed pineapple drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, oil and sugar and blend. Stir in zucchini, pineapple nuts and raisins. Divide batter between two prepared loaf pans. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.
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Tuesday 23rd of April 2019

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Wednesday 4th of July 2018

OK this sounds absolutely delicious, I most definitely need to try it for myself. Thank you so much for the idea! x


Wednesday 9th of August 2017

That is the best banana bread I have ever tasted.l made it it was gone in 30 minutes.I had to make another one the next day. Thanks for the recipe. Jackie

Paula Biggs

Thursday 10th of August 2017

Totally my pleasure!! SO glad it got rave reviews for you!


Thursday 11th of May 2017

Oh my gosh, this looks amazing!!! I'm making this this weekend -- thanks for sharing!

Paula Biggs

Saturday 13th of May 2017

Hope you love it!

Susan @ Culinary Envy

Monday 8th of May 2017

I will take a loaf to go please! I am sitting with a cup of tea right now, wishing I had a piece of your scrumptious looking bread to go with it! Pinned.

Paula Biggs

Saturday 13th of May 2017

Would love to send you one, Susan! Thanks for stopping in.