A date with zucchini bread

Posted: January 9, 2014 in Food, Recipes
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Quick breads are called “quick” for a reason.  This one not only goes together quickly but tastes great and makes either 2 loaves or 24 muffins, which can also be frozen.  The recipe came to me from a friend in Wyoming.  Here’s the original recipe with my changes included.

Zucchini-Date Muffins/Bread

3 eggs                                                                                                     1 can (8 1/2 oz.) drained, crushed pineapple
1 c. oil  (I use all applesauce.)                                                           3 c. flour (I often use 1 c. whole wheat.)
2 c. sugar  (I use 1 1/2 c.)                                                                   2 t. baking soda
2 t. vanilla                                                                                             1/4 t. nutmeg
1 1/2 t. cinnamon                                                                                1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt                                                                                                   1 c. each chopped nuts and dates  (I usually use walnuts.)
2 c. shredded zucchini

Beat eggs, oi/applesauce, sugar and vanilla together.  Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.  Put into 2 sprayed 9 x 5″ loaf pans or 24 sprayed muffin tins.

Bake at 350 1 hour for bread or 20 min. or so for muffins.  They’re done when a toothpick comes out clean.  You may want to run a knife around the edges to loosen them.  Cool on wire racks.

Makes 2 9×5″ loaf pans or 24 muffins.

When I made this last batch, I forgot to add the zucchini.  Duh!  The muffins still taste good, though.  But just imagine them with flecks of green from the zucchini. 


  1. jwdwrites says:

    Looks delicious Jan, I love zucchini!

  2. Joe Owens says:

    That looks good Janet. When i came to the airport in Belize for the trip home from our mission trip I saw some Banana Bread for sell. Knowing it would be a long flight I bought it. Since then i have craved more and last night I made a loaf on my own. (Yes this is unusual.) If I do say so myself it is quite delicious.

  3. Beth Carter says:

    Yum. These sound delicious. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks, Janet!

  4. Joyce says:

    Sounds nutritious and healthy, and looks good too. Love everything with dates, some things with zucchini and most with pineapple.

  5. Amy says:

    Looks delicious, Janet! I bet it taste great without zucchini 🙂

  6. I just love quick breads. Great for breakfast, dessert, or just because. I’m bookmarking this for future reference. Thanks for sharing.

  7. A classic, no-fail, all-seasons treat. I do love a good zucchini bread and rarely deviate from my standard formula with chocolate chips. The addition of pineapple does sound really good though, so I may take inspiration from these mix-ins next time around.

  8. M. R. says:

    You are an evil woman! – I have always said so. [grin]

  9. nutsfortreasure says:

    Reblogged this on Living and Lovin and commented:
    Another one to tuck away for the growing season when all of us farmers end up with so many squash 🙂

  10. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.