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Best Ever Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese

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

I’ve always loved baking homemade quick bread in a loaf pan. The possibilities are endless with flavors and they always turn out so moist and delicious. It’s an easy way to enjoy time in the kitchen.

Today, I’m going to share my favorite zucchini bread recipe. It’s not just any bread, though; it has a special glaze on top and a surprise cream cheese filling that will leave you wanting to eat the whole loaf by yourself. It’s truly the best, I swear!

This stuffed zucchini bread offers a great big, homemade flavor that you can serve for breakfast, a snack or dessert. It’s so easy to bake from scratch. Just grab your sugar, cream cheese and spices and let’s get started. Make sure you check out our chocolate zucchini bread recipe as well.

Best Ever Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese:

There are many variations of mix-ins you can add as well when baking zucchini bread. We’ve enjoyed chocolate chips, banana, lemon, apple, blueberry, carrot, oatmeal or making them with applesauce. And let’s not forget you can ditch the loaf pan and bake them into muffins!

I’m proud to partner with Mirum to share our favorite zucchini bread recipe with you. It’s got a surprise inside and a glaze on top that is to die for!

One of the reasons I love baking quick 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 goods of any variety.

Let’s get started!

Ingredients for Zucchini Bread

Ingredients Needed for this Zucchini Bread

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

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.

Easy Zucchini Bread Recipe

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.

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 with a Cream Cheese Filling

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.

Once the bread has cooled, drizzle over the top.

That’s it!

Zucchini Bread Recipe

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

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

More Quick Bread Recipes You’ll Love:

Zucchini Bread

Best Ever Zucchini Bread

Our entire family loves this easy, moist zucchini bread recipe!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 170kcal

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

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a bowl, cream together sugar, Brummel and 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal
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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.

    8 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

    3. Cassidy

      August 22, 2018 at 12:01 pm


      I love cream cheese everything! This bread is the best zucchini bread I’ve had in a long time 🙂

    4. sandy

      August 25, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      When I made this the batter filled my bread pan. So as it baked,it ran over. I would love to make it again, but I don’t want the same mess all over again. What did I do wrong??

    5. Ronni

      November 3, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      What is brummel and brown?

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        November 3, 2018 at 3:40 pm

        It’s a yogurt based butter spread!

        • Kati Berinson

          January 20, 2019 at 3:43 am

          So what can you replace the Brummel with? Butter? Yoghurt? Or labne which is a soft yoghurt cheese..

        • Layne Henderson

          Layne Henderson

          January 20, 2019 at 9:29 am

          I would use butter in place of it.

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