Banana Zucchini Bread Recipe

A plate of Zucchini Banana bread
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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 1 loaf or 12 muffins (serves 12)

You'll never know there's zucchini in this deliciously moist banana quick. The bananas and spices make it almost like a dessert. This bread is excellent toasted and slathered with butter for breakfast.


  • 2 cups self-rising flour (see Notes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure extract
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 cup grated zucchini, excess water squeezed out
  • 1/2 cup chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Grease a 9- x 5- x 3-inch loaf pan or large tins.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg until combined. Set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugars, vegetable oil, sour cream, and Stir in banana. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture, mixing only until combined. (Small lumps will bake out.)

  5. Fold in zucchini and pour into prepared loaf pan or muffin tins.

  6. Bake about 45 minutes to 1 hour for the loaf and about 25 to 30 minutes for the muffins, until center tests are done with a toothpick.

  7. Let rest in pan for 5 minutes, then turn onto a rack to cool.

Best served warm or at room temperature. Be sure to use self-rising flour for this recipe. All-purpose flour will make it too dense and gummy.

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