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Best Ever Zucchini Bread

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Our entire family loves this easy, moist zucchini bread — what a yummy treat!

Life has been busy for our family lately.

Busy… and wonderful.

We’ve been making lots of memories and have been having some great adventures together!

I’m proud to partner with Mirum to bring you this delicious recipe we all love.

A few weeks ago, my best friend visited from Texas. It was the first time we had seen her in a year!

Our time with her was amazing. We laughed until our cheeks hurt and had some great, meaningful conversations in between the giggles.

While she was here, our family adopted a dog. We had been searching for months and finally found our perfect match!

We’ve taken kayak trips and had days at the beach.

There have been cookouts in the backyard and quiet evenings at the movies.

And of course, there has been time in the kitchen.

We all love food and everyone loves helping out with prep and taste testing.

I’ve always enjoyed time in the kitchen with my boys because it means quality time with fewer distractions.

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my mom and Nannie while I was growing up and it’s a tradition I’m glad to have incorporated with my boys.

Best Ever Zucchini Bread

Today I’m going to be sharing our favorite zucchini bread recipe with you.

It’s got a surprise inside and a glaze on top that is to die for!

If you’re looking for a quick recipe to make in a loaf pan… this is it!

One of the reasons I love baking bread so much is how easy it is.

Just gather ingredients, measure, mix and pour into your pan and voila!

Plus, you absolutely cannot beat the smell of fresh baked bread of any variety. It’s intoxicating!

Let’s get started!

Ingredients for Zucchini Bread

Ingredients for Zucchini Bread

For the bread, you’ll need sugar, Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread, vanilla, orange zest, egg, flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, zucchini and chopped walnuts.

For the filling, you’ll need cream cheese, sugar, egg and flour.

For the glaze, you’ll need powdered sugar, Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread and fresh orange juice.

Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread

The Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread adds such a delicious sweet and creamy taste to all my recipes.

It’s made with plant-based oils, purified water and the goodness of real yogurt.

You can create so many yummy ideas with it — from savory spreads to pie or more.

You’ll find it at your grocery by the butter spreads. Be sure to pick some up at Safeway during your next shopping trip and then get ready to make this yummy recipe!

(You can save $1 on any Brummel & Brown spread product with a Just 4 U Digital Coupon).

How to Make Zucchini Bread

I’ve tried lots of variations of this recipe for zucchini bread over the years.

Some other favorites include mixing in chocolate chips, banana, lemon, apple, blueberry, carrot, oatmeal or making them with applesauce.

You could also make them muffins! The possibilities are endless.

To start, in a bowl, cream together sugar, Brummel & Brown and vanilla until smooth.

Add egg and orange zest and mix well.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk together.

Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet.

Wrap grated zucchini in a paper towel and gently squeeze. Don’t over squeeze, you only want to remove about 2-3 tablespoons of liquid.

Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe

Transfer to batter along with walnuts and mix together.

In a separate bowl, cream together sugar, cream cheese, egg and flour.

In a bread pan lined with parchment paper, pour half of the bread batter, then pour the cream cheese on top and smooth. Add the remaining bread batter and smooth.

Recipe for Zucchini Bread

How to Bake Zucchini Bread

Bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. If the bread starts to brown too much on top, add foil to keep from browning too much.

While bread is cooling, make the glaze.

Whisk together powdered sugar, orange juice and Brummel & Brown.

Zucchini Bread Recipe

Once the bread has cooled, drizzle over the top.

That’s it!

We love this bread for any occasion from breakfast together, to dessert to a treat to offer guests. You can’t go wrong.

Zucchini Bread

I hope your family enjoys this tasty zucchini bread…. and an adventure…. together soon!

Zucchini Bread
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Best Ever Zucchini Bread

Our entire family loves this easy, moist zucchini bread recipe!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword zucchini bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients

Bread:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Brummel and brown
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Zest from one orange
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons flour

Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Brummel and Brown
  • 4 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a bowl, cream together sugar, Brummel and Brown and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Add egg and orange zest and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk together.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet.
  6. Wrap grated zucchini in a paper towel and gently squeeze. Don’t over squeeze, you only want to remove about 2-3 tablespoons of liquid.
  7. Transfer to batter along with walnuts and mix together.
  8. In a separate bowl, cream together sugar, cream cheese, egg and flour.
  9. In a bread pan lined with parchment paper, pour half of the bread batter, then pour the cream cheese on top and smooth. Add the remaining bread batter and smooth.
  10. Bake for 50-60 minutes until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. If the bread starts to brown too much on top, add foil to keep from browning too much.

Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Zucchini Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.

    2 Comments

    1. Faye

      August 4, 2018 at 8:49 am

      This is my first time to baked with zucchini… and it was great!! I can’t wait to share this recipe to my friends!! Thank you!

    2. Joan

      August 15, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      Hi, Can you freeze this after being baked. I have always froze my bread not sure with the cream cheese if will work.
      Thank you

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