Banana Zucchini Bread

Sunday, July 26, 2020
I love moist banana zucchini bread and this recipe is the easiest and best I have ever had.

We started making this recipe back in the early 1960s when dad had a garden and grew lots of zucchini.

Back then we lived in Central New York and then mom and dad retired and moved to Florida.

That's when neighbors and friends would bring us fresh off their tree bananas that would transform ordinary banana bread into a totally different level of yum!

This is the first recipe I make when zucchini and banana season are in full bloom in Florida, they're picked green and ripen off the vine in a few days.

There is nothing like using all homegrown or farmers market garden fruits and vegetables in summers bounty of freshness.

We just love using bananas, especially for breakfast recipes and dessert pies.

You may also like to try my zucchini banana cream cheese bars and banana streusel bars.

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this is a cut piece of banana zucchini bread

Banana Bread

We all grew up on the Old Fashion Banana Bread and it's always been my absolute favorite.

Then I fell in love with Blueberry Bread and Bing Cherry Bread.

Now it's so hard to pick one over the other because this is a super delicious Banana Zucchini Loaf!

this is banana zucchini bread on a napkin

Ingredients You Will Need

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  • large eggs
  • sugar
  • vegetable oil
  • ripe bananas, mashed
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon
  • lemon extract
  • salt
  • shredded peeled zucchini blotted dry
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts of any kind or chocolate chips

these are banana zucchini breads cooling there are 4 miniatures and 1 large loaf

Pans To Use

  • Miniature loaf pans around 6
  • 2 Full Loaf Pans
  • 9 x 9 Pans
  • Brownie Pan can be used to make bars

these are tree bananas from florida ripened to baked with and making banana zucchini bread with them

Tips and Additions:

  • Add coconut 
  • Add nuts
  • Add chocolate chips
  • Add pumpkin seeds
  • Add chopped maraschino cherries or fresh
  • Add blueberries
  • Line the pans with parchment for easy removal
  • Freeze loaves up to 6 months
  • Use a food processor for shredding zucchini quickly and squeeze all water out dry

shredded zucchini using a food processor

More Recipes To Try

Zucchini bread regular or chocolate
Coconut Cream Poke Cake
Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cake
Cake Mix Banana Cake
Banana Sour Cream Bars

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Easy Moist and Super Delicious!

If you love banana bread or zucchini bread this is the bread of both worlds.

Two great taste in one loaf and a super-easy moist quick bread!

Don't forget blot dry that zucchini not to ruin your recipe!

Banana Zucchini Bread

Banana Zucchini Bread

Yield: 2
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 55 hourTotal time: 55 H & 10 M
I use fresh tree bananas that are very ripe from Florida and a medium-sized grated zucchini a great dessert bread in fruits and vegetable season . The cakes like bread are so moist and irresistible!


  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded peeled or unpeeled zucchini blotted dry with paper towels
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts of any kind or chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees:
  2. Blend sugar, lemon, and oil with eggs in a bowl together.
  3. Add the banana and mix well.
  4. Stir in the flour, salt, baking powder baking soda, and cinnamon into the egg bowl
  5. Fold in the zucchini and nuts if using.
  6. Pour into loaf pans greased or lined with parchment paper.
  7. This will take approximately 45 to 50 minutes to bake, use the toothpick method in the center to see if it comes out clean.
  8. Cool then remove from pan.
  9. These freeze well wrapped and placed in freezer bags.
  10. This recipe makes around 5 miniature loaves and 1 big one or two large loaves.
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Don't Forget to Try My Other Favorite Banana Recipes

Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

this is a cut piece of banana zucchini bread


  1. I love that you put yours on a cake! I'm loving seeing everyone's splits...would prefer to taste test each of them, though.

  2. That banana split looks amazing! I agree with Belinda, I would much rather be taste testing... ;)

  3. It's absolutely wonderful, Claudia - I wish I had time because the cause is near and dear to me. Congrats to you for taking it on so masterfully!

  4. What a scrumptious banana split! And the cake makes it extra special!

  5. This is a great cause and I love your split!

  6. nice cake, nice spit but best of all for a much worthy benefit - I too loved Gilda...

  7. The minute I saw the picture it brought me back to growing up in Long Island where we'd go to Friendly's as kids & share a banana split with my family. I think I'll make this at my end of summer party because it evokes so many memories!

  8. looks heavenly,indeed,claudia!

  9. A beautiful dessert for a worthy cause!

  10. Gorgeous. You did a wonderful job on your split.

    I had forgotten Gilda Radner passed away from this type of cancer.

    I truly hope the feedback is good for this cause. It's so important to support and create awareness.

  11. I love that you used the banana in the cake! What a way to reduce the fat content. :)

  12. Looks great and good luck in the contest!

    Bon appetit!

  13. The banana split looks fantastic.

  14. Beautiful banana split cake...very original and a very important and worthy cause.

  15. Oh wow! Now that is showing off your creative gene:)

  16. This split is a winner in my book!!

  17. Banana split on a cake?! Pure genius! You never fail to amaze me with your creativity! So great that you're putting your talent to good use :)

  18. This is exactly the recipe I was looking for! Thank you!


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