Grandma's Best Zucchini Bread

Grandma's Best Zucchini Bread

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"This top-secret family recipe for spicy, moist bread uses dates for a delicious change from ordinary zucchini bread. We like to spread warm slices with softened cream cheese for an extra-special treat!"

Ingredients 3 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 225 cals

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Original recipe yields 24 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 32g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and pepper in a bowl until evenly combined; set aside.
  2. Beat the eggs, vanilla, sugar, and vegetable oil in a mixing bowl until smooth. Fold in the flour, dates, and zucchini until no dry spots remain. Divide the batter between the two prepared loaf pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 70 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
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  • Cook's Note
  • I've used brown sugar in this recipe with excellent results. I've also substituted 1 cup of flax flour for 1 of the cups of all-purpose flour with fantastic results. Remember that flax expands, so get out a couple extra loaf pans. Adding flax flour is a great way to increase your yield without increasing your time in the kitchen. You may also add nuts (pecans, walnuts, or pistachios) to the batter when you add the zucchini and dates, if desired.
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  1. 15 Ratings

The Messy Cook

ok, so I found this place that has huge and cheap zucchini's and I decided to make a few different bread recipes. Delicious, especially with the dates...I am all about dates! The only thing I did different was to up the cinnamon and nutmeg...other than that, this is a gem :)

Organic Nut

I was given a recipe by one of my co-workers who makes lovely zucchini bread. I took the recipe with me to the farmers market to get all of the ingredients and I lost the recipe in the store. I came on here to find a recipe that was similar to the one she gave me and this one most resembled the one I lost. This recipe was excellent. I added some coconut flakes and used real ginger because I had no ground ginger and it was great. This is a great recipe it wont let you down. P.S. If you have zucchini that has a lot of water be sure to squeeze the water out of it before adding it.


I added dried cranberries instead of dates, brown sugar instead of white, and 1/2 cup melted butter and 1/2 cup apple sauce instead of the oil, and whole wheat flour. Turned out fantastic and a healthy version of Grandma's! Loved the pepper!!