100% Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

100% whole wheat zucchini bread the whole family will love!  Studded with chocolate chips and walnuts and flavored with lots of spices, there’s something everyone will love in the this whole wheat zucchini bread!

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So not too long ago I realized I have never shared just a plain old zucchini bread recipe here on Food Doodles.  How is that even possible?  Anyways, here I am finally with a delicious zucchini bread recipe.  What bothers me about most zucchini recipes is that they don’t use enough zucchini!  This bread is a great example of a bread recipe that uses a decent amount of zucchini.  Although 3 1/2 C isn’t a lot of zucchini when you really have a ton this recipe does double and even quadruple very nicely and the bread freezes wonderfully.

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So my mom gave me two zucchini.  The last time I made this zucchini bread I made 4x the recipe and didn’t even use up one whole zucchini.  So you can imagine I was a bit desperate to use up some zucchini.  There’s even a piece still in my fridge.  Not to mention this is in addition to my own zucchini plants.  My own plants didn’t do as well this year, but have still been producing smaller zucchini like the ones you see in the background of the pictures.

Feel free to drop your amazing zucchini recipes in the comments below.  I’m going to need them for a little while yet!

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Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Heidi @ Food Doodles
  • 2 1/4 cups white whole wheat or whole spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups zucchini shredded and squeezed in a clean kitchen towel to remove some of the liquid
  • 3/4 cup walnuts or chocolate chips if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a loaf pan by lightly greasing or buttering and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl stir together the melted butter and sugar. Add the eggs and beat until each is incorporated. Stir in the zucchini.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients just until incorporated, adding walnuts or chocolate chips if desired.
  5. Add batter to the prepared loaf pan and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 55-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Turn out onto a cooling rack when done and cool before slicing.

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1 Klaire Frey September 29, 2015 at


This looks delicious! The recipe calls for “1/2 salted butter, melted.” Does that mean 1/2 cup or 1/2 stick of butter? Please let me know! Thank you!



2 Heidi @ Food Doodles September 29, 2015 at

So sorry, yes I meant a 1/2 cup 🙂 I’ve fixed the recipe now, thanks for letting me know Klaire!


3 Merry120 September 5, 2015 at

Zucchini bread is one of my favorite quick breads. It is so moist and delicious. I should really get some zucchini and try your recipe!


4 Heidi @ Food Doodles September 10, 2015 at

It’s one of my favorites too ? Thanks for stopping in!


5 Charlotte Moore September 2, 2015 at

I made some last year with whole wheat, sucanat, uns. coconut, orange zest, and chic. chips. Sooo good. I think mine used oil.

My husband planted zucchini one time and they didn’t do good at all. I just buy it now. I have even used yellow squash to make the bread.


6 Heidi @ Food Doodles September 2, 2015 at

Ooooh, orange zest and chocolate chips is a great idea! I have to try that.
Yes! I use the yellow ones in bread too! I was thinking of making a lemon zucchini loaf with the yellow ones but I think that’ll have to wait till next year 🙂


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