Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread

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This sweet and ultra moist zucchini bread is bursting with cinnamon swirl flavor and so easy to make! A perfect way to use up leftover zucchinis!

Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread

My brother is in town visiting from Arizona with his wifey and 2 kids. (They’re twinzzzzz!) Twins just melt my heart. It’s a boy and a girl which is just too perfect I think. They crazy super cute. Anyway, it’s my brother’s birthday today, the one who is visiting. He is working at my house and I’m sharing my kitchen with him. He’s kind of set up shop at my kitchen table and we are attempting to get work done. (Read: no work is getting done.) And hence, this super brief post.

You probably like it cause I’m not rambling on forever and ever with fifty billion pictures 😉

Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread

So now that you know why this post is uber short, let’s get to the good stuff – – – > cinnamon swirl zucchini bread. Ohhhh yeahhhh. it’s sweet and soooo moist and loaded with cinnamon swirl goodness. I don’t know about you but I’ll take a sweet bread for breakfast any day of the week and believe you me, this bread has been breakfast every day for the past 6 days. I’m running out! (Insert pitiful sad face here)

The awesome news is that it’s really easy to make and this time of year people have zucchinis coming out their ears. (Not literally, cause, ouch and ewwwwe.) If you’ve been growing zucchini this summer, they’re just begging to be transformed into yummy zucchini bread. And if you haven’t been growing zucchini, no fear, it’s zucchini season so they are very inexpensive at the market and you can pick up a couple on your way home from work today. Do it.

Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread

What people are saying about this Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread

“This is my Favorite ZUCCHINI bread recipe. I substitute 1/2 banana for each egg and it turns out fine. I also warm up the zucchini if it’s been in the fridge, by microwaving it after grating it.” – Kathleen 

“I made this today and it was a hit! My first time making zucchini bread and it came out perfect with this recipe!! My husband and daughter couldn’t get enough of it! Thank you for this wonderful recipe❤❤” – Tracey 

“LOVE this recipe! The first time I made it, I found it to be too mushy in the middle. On the second try, I dried the zucchini with a paper towel and did not use foil to line the pan. Just greased the pan. It came out perfectly this time around!” – Pond

Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread

This sweet and ultra moist zucchini bread is bursting with cinnamon swirl flavor and so easy to make! A perfect way to use up leftover zucchinis!
4.73 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8


  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini (about 1-2 small to medium zucchinis)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8-inch bread pan with nonstick foil and spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl combine zucchini, sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs and mix well.
  • Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder to a smaller bowl and whisk to combine. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • In a small bowl whisk together cinnamon and sugar for the swirl.
  • Pour 1/3 of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Add another 1/3 of the batter, then the remaining cinnamon-sugar. Top with remaining 1/3 of the batter.
  • Bake 35-45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean (depending on your altitude, humidity, and the calibration of your oven you may need to increase the time so just keep an eye on it and insert a toothpick every 5 minutes after 35 minutes)
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Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

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I have never made anything with zucchini, only been the recipient. Do you peel the zucchini before you shred it?

    Hi Nancy- leave the skin on! 🙂 Hope that you love this bread!

5 stars
Used applesauce for the oil. Delicious recipe!!

    Fantastic swap!

5 stars
Kids loved it! Yummmmmy!

Awesome recipe thank you 😍

    You are very welcome!

4 stars
A little to sweet. Next time I’ll reduce sugar to 1/2 cp and possibly add a few chocolate chips

    Thanks for your feedback!

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