Classic Zucchini Bread – A Vintage Zucchini Bread Recipe

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Classic Zucchini Bread is just what the names implies – a no-nonsense summertime quick bread. This vintage zucchini bread recipe has the perfect, moist, cinnamon flavor, and is basically the best ever zucchini bread. If you can resist eating both loaves fresh out of the oven, pop one loaf in the freezer for a treat down the road.

Classic Zucchini Bread

Old Fashioned zucchini bread is a part of my childhood. It pretty much defines summer.  The smell, the taste, the loaf that gets demolished by the time the day ends.

My Mom always always always made zucchini bread in the summer months when she was on summer break as a teacher.  I love it today as much as I did back then.

This classic recipe for zucchini bread is moist in texture, and has the perfect amount of cinnamon spice.  I also have been known to add some chocolate chips to the batter for an extra special treat.

To add chocolate chips to zucchini bread, coat about a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in 1 tablespoon flour before mixing the chocolate chips right into the finished batter.  The flour will keep the chocolate chips from falling to the bottom of the loaf while baking in the oven.

Ingredient List for Vintage Zucchini Bread Recipe

Zucchini, shredded or grated

Eggs

Sugar

Vegetable Oil

Applesauce

Ground Cinnamon

Flour

Baking Powder

Baking Soda

Salt

Why do I love zucchini so much?

  • Easy to grow.
  • Economical: it stretches far in recipes.
  • Good in deserts or side dishes.
  • Versatile.
  • Cheap.
  • Healthy

What is so great about zucchini bread?

  • Delicious
  • Breakfast or dessert
  • Easy to make
  • Can be frozen for later.
  • Makes 2 loaves.
  • Moist
  • Cheap to make.

Our Favorite Zucchini Recipes

It’s no secret that I love making recipes using zucchini. These Old Cookbooks has no less than 10 zucchini recipes. Let’s name them.

  1. Mom’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread 
  2. Spicy Roasted Zucchini
  3. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Mocha Glaze
  4. Zucchini Pie
  5. Frosted Zucchini Bars
  6. Zucchini Quiche
  7. Butterscotch Zucchini Cake
  8. Caramel Zucchini Bread with StroopWafel Cookies
  9. Moist Zucchini Bread
  10. Cheesy Zucchini Casserole
  11. Easy Pan Fried Zucchini

And we can’t wait to try this Air Fryer Zucchini recipe from Recipes that Crock!

Notes About Simple Zucchini Bread:

  • I love that this is a zucchini bread recipe that makes 2 loaves.  One for now, and one for later.  Double layer it up tightly in foil, and toss it in the deep freezer for later.  I do this with all my Zucchini Bread recipes such as Double Chocolate and Chocolate Chip.
  • There’s no need to squeeze out the excess water in the zucchini – just grate and go.
  • To grate zucchini, use a hand grater or a food processor with a grating attachment.
  • Be sure to grease the pans generously or spray all sides with nonstick cooking spray so that they will remove easily.
  • This easy zucchini bread recipe is the perfect base to try new versions. Put a glaze it or add some special ingredients.  That is exactly what I did for my Caramel Zucchini Bread with StroopWafel cookie recipe.  It is divine!

Classic Zucchini Bread is just what the names implies. Perfect, moist, cinnamon-flavor, the best ever zucchini bread. 

How to Make Easy 2 Loaf Zucchini Quick Bread:

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe steps for Classic Zucchini Bread recipe, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Combine wet ingredients in a mixer—grated zucchini, eggs, sugar, oil, applesauce and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients–flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient, mixing lightly between each addition.
  4. Divide into 2 loaf pans.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees F for an hour.

Vintage Quick Bread Recipes

Strawberry Bread with Frozen Strawberries 

Rhubarb Bread

This quick rhubarb bread is a great breakfast or snack option.

Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread

Grandma's Pumpkin Bread is a moist pumpkin bread recipe that can be made plain, with nuts, raisins or chocolate chips. This easy to follow recipe gives options for one pumpkin loaf or two depending on whether or not you want to use an entire can of pumpkin. 

Classic Zucchini Bread - A Vintage Zucchini Bread Recipe

Classic Zucchini Bread is just what the names implies - a no-nonsense summertime quick bread. This vintage zucchini bread recipe has the perfect, moist, cinnamon flavor, and is basically the best ever zucchini bread. If you can resist eating both loaves fresh out of the oven, pop one loaf in the freezer for a treat down the road.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best ever zucchini bread, classic zucchini bread, moist zucchini bread, vintage zucchini bread recipe
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Prepare 2 loaf pans (9 x 5 inch) by spraying all sides generously with nonstick baking spray.
  • On medium speed, mix zucchini, eggs, sugar, oil, applesauce and cinnamon.
    Classic Zucchini Bread is a vintage zucchini bread recipe for a moist, spiced, best ever zucchini bread. This recipe makes 2 loaves
  • In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients slowly to the wet ingredients until just mixed between each addition.
    Classic Zucchini Bread is a vintage zucchini bread recipe for a moist, spiced, best ever zucchini bread. This recipe makes 2 loaves
  • Divide the batter evenly into prepared loaf pans.
    Classic Zucchini Bread is a vintage zucchini bread recipe for a moist, spiced, best ever zucchini bread. This recipe makes 2 loaves
  • Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from pans.
    Classic Zucchini Bread is a vintage zucchini bread recipe for a moist, spiced, best ever zucchini bread. This recipe makes 2 loaves

Notes

  • I love that this is a zucchini bread recipe that makes 2 loaves.  One for now, and one for later.  Double layer it up tightly in foil, and toss it in the deep freezer for later.  
  • There's no need to squeeze out the excess water in the zucchini - just grate and go.
  • To grate zucchini, use a hand grater or a food processor with a grating attachment.
  • Be sure to grease the pans generously or spray all sides with nonstick cooking spray so that they will remove easily.

 

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