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Zucchini Carrot Bread

Course: Bread, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick bread, zucchini bread
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 378 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur

Don't know what to do with the leftover zucchini from your summer harvest? I got you! This zucchini coffee cake recipe is the perfect sweet breakfast treat that the whole family is guaranteed to love!


  • 2 cups (225g) all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (140g) packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup (120ml) oil of choice (I like to use avocado oil)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cups (180g) shredded zucchini
  • ¾ cup (75g) shredded carrot
  • ½ cup (50g) chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease OR line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the brown sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, zucchini, and carrot. Stir until almost combined. Fold in the pecans.

  3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out MOSTLY clean with no raw batter. (A few moist crumbs is perfect!) Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

  1. STORAGE: Store completely cooled bread tightly wrapped at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  2. FREEZER FRIENDLY: Wrap completely cooled bread tightly in foil and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely on the counter overnight. 
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Carrot Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2565IU51%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.