Spicy Orange Zucchini Bread

Tried and true…. the first mini loaf lasted all of 5 minutes.  This is definitely a keeper.  One of the youngins said it reminded her of Christmas cookies!  We usually slather butter or mayo on our zucchini bread but honestly… these need nothing except a good cup of coffee!


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Grease 2 large bread loaf pans or 1 large and 2 mini loaf pans or 4 mini loaf pans…. whatever you’ve got.  :o)

In a large bowl combine:

3 large eggs

1 C. vegetable oil

1-1/2 C. brown sugar

1/2 C. granulated sugar

2 C. peeled and grated zucchini

zest from one orange

2 -3 tsp. juice from the zested orange (depends on how juicy your orange is…)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ground cloves

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 C. nuts (optional)

Stir together eggs, oil, sugar, zucchini and zest.  Mix in vanilla and orange juice.  Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended.  Grease your greased loaf pans to approx 1/2 -2/3 full.  Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour …(about 50 minutes if you’re using the mini pans.)  Tops should be slightly cracked and the bread should just be pulled away from the sides of the pan.  Test with a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread if unsure… toothpick should come out clean.

Cool on wire racks for about 1 hr (if you can wait that long) before removing from pan.  These can be easily frozen also.


4 thoughts on “Spicy Orange Zucchini Bread

  1. This looks really good. And I just so happen to have zucchini and some oranges sitting around. Guess I know what I’ll be making this weekend. Thanks for visiting my blog and subscribing. Yours is great too!

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