Banana Zucchini Bread

This banana zucchini bread is moist and subtly sweet. Plus, it's a great way to sneak healthy ingredients into a crowd-pleasing treat!

Banana Zucchini Bread Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this banana zucchini bread recipe:

  • Eggs: Three eggs add moisture and help hold the batter together.
  • Oil: A neutral oil, such as vegetable oil, lends even more moisture.
  • Sugars: This banana zucchini bread recipe calls for both brown and white sugars.
  • Zucchini and bananas: Of course, you'll need grated zucchini and mashed bananas!
  • Vanilla: Vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor of this simple quick bread.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour gives the banana zucchini bread structure.
  • Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon lends welcome pleasant warmth.
  • Leaveners: Baking soda and baking powder act as leaveners, which means they help the bread rise.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the overall flavor, but it won't make your bread taste salty.
  • Cranberries: Dried cranberries give the bread bursts of fruity flavor.
  • Walnuts: Chopped walnuts add crunch and nutty flavor.

How to Make Banana Zucchini Bread

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this homemade banana zucchini bread:

  1. Beat the eggs, then beat in the wet ingredients.
  2. Stir in the dry ingredients, then fold in the cranberries and nuts.
  3. Pour the batter into prepared pans and bake until a toothpick comes out clean.

How to Store Banana Zucchini Bread

Wrap the banana zucchini bread tightly in foil or storage wrap and store at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Can You Freeze Banana Zucchini Bread?

Yes! If you want to keep your banana zucchini bread for longer than one week, you'll need to freeze it. It's best to freeze it in individual slices so you can thaw and enjoy as-needed. Wrap the slices in a layer of storage wrap, then in a layer of foil. Place the wrapped slices in a storage bag and freeze for up to three months.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Excellent recipe," raves one Allrecipes community member. "I ran out of vanilla extract, so I used cognac instead."

"A great bread that was moist, with both zucchini and banana flavor," according to . "I halved the cranberries and nuts and only put in one of the two loaves to satisfy my picky eaters. Both were great! Will make it again."

"For some reason this bread seems healthier than plain banana bread," says . "The zucchini adds moisture to the batter, which results in a nice textured loaf. Added bonus: The kids don't realize there is a veggie in their banana bread."

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Banana Zucchini Bread

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
2 8x4-inch loaves


  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup grated zucchini

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 bananas, mashed

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4-inch bread loaf pans.

  2. Beat eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light yellow and frothy. Add white sugar, zucchini, oil, bananas, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat until well combined. Stir in flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Fold in cranberries and nuts. Divide batter evenly between the prepared loaf pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Allow to cool in the loaf pans on a wire rack before removing and serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
11g Fat
40g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 117mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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