This really IS THE Best Zucchini Bread Ever, and using a blender makes it a breeze to make.
I have a new high powered blender, my precious Vitamix, and any chance I get to use it makes me a happy lady. Using a blender makes this recipe a breeze to make.
It is also a simple recipe, no grating zucchini, no half teaspoons or tablespoons, and it turns out great every time. I’ve made it twice in the past week, which made my family very, very happy.
Add one cup oil to the blender. I use coconut oil. Add enough chopped zucchini to blend to 3 cups.
Blend until your mixture is green and the zucchini peel is chopped up into little bits.
Just one teaspoon of each.
Add egg. Blend.
Add cinnamon & vanilla — a tablespoon each.
Add 3 1/2 cups of flour to a bowl. I use whole wheat pastry flour. Add 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Yeah…that’s a lot of sugar, but the original recipe called for 2 cups, so could be worse. The fiber in the whole wheat flour and in the zucchini will help keep blood sugar from spiking from all that sugar!
Use a whisk and blend flour & sugar.
If you have a powerful, large blender, add the flour mixture right into the blender, about a cup at a time. If you do not have a high-speed blender, then pour mixture into the flour/sugar mixture bowl and mix.
Pour into greased pan. Can use a bundt cake pan, 2 bread pans, 4 mini pans +1 regular size pan, or pour into muffin cups and make zucchini muffins. You choose!
I did 4 mini’s and one regular size loaf pans.
This recipe smells SO good, is SO moist, and makes everyone happy. My kids and their friends loved it as an after-school snack.
I will not use another recipe. This is THE one. It is so, so good! Enjoy!
The Best Ever Zucchini Blender Bread
- 1 cup vegetable oil I use coconut oil
- enough chopped zucchini to blend to 3 cups
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or white flour
- Optional add-ins: mini-chocolate chips chopped nuts, raisins, craisins.
Add oil to blender.
Add enough chopped zucchini to equal 3 cups when blended. Use the measure lines on your blender.
Add salt, baking powder & baking soda. Add egg. Blend.
Add vanilla and cinnamon. Blend.
In a bowl, whisk the flour and sugar until blended. Add the blender mix and mix well, OR if your blender is large and high powered, just add the flour/sugar mixture into the blender a cup at a time and blend until well combined.
Bake at 350 degrees, 45-50 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
The second time I made it I didn't have quite enough zucchini to make it to 3 cups, so I threw a few peeled carrots into the blender, enough to make it to the 3 cup line. It was really good, and added even more sweetness!
Gabrielle MacKayJanuary 27, 2017 at 2:36 pm
Can you use gluten free flour?
AmyNewNostalgiaJanuary 31, 2017 at 9:57 am
I have not tried gluten free flour in this recipe. Sorry I can’t be of more help!
JackieSeptember 28, 2016 at 7:57 pm
I know this is an old post but, its great! I found it needs 4 cups zucchini at high altitude. Also it freezes great! I make 2 batches at a time and freeze half for later. Thanks for the awesome recipe.
CaitlinSeptember 12, 2016 at 9:23 am
Hi! have you tried to freeze any parts of this mixture? I’m wondering if I can freeze the blended zucchini an oil, or even the entire mixture to use later on. Thanks!
AmyNewNostalgiaSeptember 12, 2016 at 7:55 pm
I have not. Let me know if you have any luck with freezing!
LizJuly 14, 2015 at 2:50 am
Hi there, can you recommend a bread machine setting for this bread? Thank you!
KathleenOctober 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Is Amy ok. ? Please let me know. I am new to this fantastic site just today.
AmyNewNostalgiaOctober 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm
I am alive and well.:) Cancer is quiet now, and I am in remission. If you click on my Cancer Story box in the sidebar, you can read my story and where I’m at in it. Thanks for caring!
WinnieAugust 5, 2014 at 10:37 am
A baking temperature and time would be super helpful on this post!
Peggy WOctober 7, 2013 at 12:45 am
I wonder if you could do a half & half carrot/zuc mix and then cut the sugar even more? I am going to make this up this week and will report back with the results! I have to admit I’ll end up making it with zucchini which we had in the freezer…
Thank you for sharing this recipe!! Any recipe I can use with my Vitamix blender (hubby got it for us as a valentine’s present!!! best present EVER!!!) has got to be a good recipe!
KathleenOctober 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Looking forward to hearing the results of using half carrots and half zucchini !! It sounds so delicious .