Mom’s Zucchini Bread

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I got this recipe from my mom, and it is called Mom’s Zucchini Bread.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and flour two bread pans. With a sifter combine four, salt baking powder, soda and cinnamon in a bowl. Beat eggs, vanilla, oil and sugar. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir in nuts and zucchini until combined well. Pour into pans and bake 40 to 60 minutes.


I overcooked mine, but it was still good. The one pictured above is a loaf my mom gave me. Hers looked browner to me, so I kept waiting for mine to brown up – hence the overcooking. As to why it was lighter in color. Well, I decided to make only half the recipe. Everything was fine until I got to the part where it said 3 eggs…

It’s quite good, though Mom’s was better. Next time I will just make the whole recipe and give one loaf away like Mom did. I guess Mother knows best when it comes to Mom’s Zucchini Bread!

22 Responses to Mom’s Zucchini Bread

  1. tasha October 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    I am trying this today :) its in the oven now cant wait.

    • Heather October 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

      Oooooh, hope you like it as much as we did. Yum!

    • tasha November 21, 2012 at 9:58 am #

      it was so good im making it for thanksgiving:)

      • Heather November 24, 2012 at 9:05 am #

        Oh, I am so glad, Tasha!Thanks for your comment. Hope you had a good holiday with your family!

  2. Dom September 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    I have never had a zuchini in my life (at least knowingly), but my friend brought a huge one over so I’m gonna try it out. first recipe up is yours! I’m excited, thank you!

    • Heather September 20, 2013 at 10:54 am #

      Hey, thanks for your comment. Hope you love it!

  3. amanda July 7, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

    I made the bread and it was a hit… My kids even ate it…I like it warmed up with a bit of butter.. Yummy!

    • Heather July 18, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

      Yay! So glad you liked it!

  4. Kate July 14, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Freeze your extra loaf. They freeze beautifully and taste even better after thawing!

  5. Cheryl July 21, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    I made this bread yesterday. Wow!! It is absolutely delicious! This is definitely a saver!!

  6. Leslie July 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    We have made this twice with zucchini from our garden. It is wonderful! I added a splash of milk (my batter was really thick) and white chocolate chips. This is definitely going on my favorites list.

    • Heather August 4, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

      That sounds FABULOUS Leslie. Will have to try that!

  7. Latisha July 27, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    I just pulled my bread out of the oven it smells so good i can not wait for it to cool off some so i can eat some my first time making any type of bread from scratch

    • Heather August 4, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

      Congratulations! I love it with butter or cream cheese (or nothing). It’s almost like cake to me.

  8. katina may July 28, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    I made this yesterday & it sunk in the middle. I used two loaf pans. What did I do wrong? My family said it was delicious but it wasn’t very pretty.

    • Heather August 4, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

      Hmmm. Not sure. Glad it tasted good, that’s all that counts anyway!

  9. Natalie August 6, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    Made this wonderful loaf yesterday. I substituted 1c. of applesauce instead of 1c of vegetable oil and it turned out GREAT!!!! Our new Favourite!!! Thanks for the recipe :)

  10. Kristen August 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Substituted apple sauce for oil, but otherwise the best zucchini bread I’ve ever had! Love the cinnamon.

  11. Heather Purpura August 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    Made this today and it is delicious! I will definitely be making it again!

  12. Katie September 13, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    This was so delicious! I cut the recipe in half and it still turned out great. Thank you for the recipe!

  13. Jenifer Shafer September 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    I have this recipe baking right now! I can’t wait to taste it! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Nella October 24, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    Love this recipe! Want to try it without the walnuts though, will that affect it?

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