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Cheddar Zucchini Bread

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


This savory Cheddar Zucchini Bread is perfectly soft and buttery and packed with flavor!


Units Scale
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup shredded zucchini (about one medium-large zucchini)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling on top if desired
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray a loaf pan (9x5 inch) with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  3. Add zucchini, garlic, 1 cup cheese, eggs, milk, and butter to dry mixture and fold together until completely moistened.
  4. Pour dough into the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula or back of a spoon. Add additional cheese on top if desired.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.


  • There is no need to blot or otherwise remove moisture from zucchini in this recipe.
  • Brush with garlic butter for even more flavor if desired.

Keywords: cheese zucchini bread

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