Orange Zest Zucchini Bread

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I love making zucchini bread. Last summer I would bake 4-8 loaves a week during peak zucchini growing season. The other night my family went over to my friend Becca’s house for a backyard camp out and she was serving an orange zest zucchini bread!

I love orange zest and I love zucchini bread so I just had to try this recipe. It is an easy way to add a little zest to your favorite zucchini bread recipe. Speaking or orange flavor and zucchini. I am dying to try Melanie’s Zucchini Orange Glazed Cake Recipe. I also want to try this cool kitchen tool Melanie has been talking about the ZestNest.

Favorite Kitchen Tool for this recipe:

zest nest

The ZestNest. I have a birthday coming up. Maybe I should get one of these. It looks so much better than the zester I currently have. The zester that I have is like this one. It is just not super efficient.

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Orange Zest Zucchini Bread

Add a little zest to your favorite zucchini bread recipe with a little orange zest!
4 / 5 ( 2 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Serves: 8
Adjust Servings: 8


  • 3 Cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Cup canola oil
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 Cups shredded zucchini
  • ½ Cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup chopped nuts


  • 2 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans and set aside.
  • Mix brown sugar, white sugar, orange zest,cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a mixer beat together oil, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir in zucchini.
  • Stir in flour mixture to the batter and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Put batter into the two pans. Sprinkle topping on top of the bread.
  • Bake 325°F/160°C degrees 50-60 minutes.
  • Let zucchini bread cool 5-10 minutes before removing from pans.


Calories: 810kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 42g | Sodium: 480mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 63g

Ingredients: Zucchini
Meal Type: Breads
Categories: Muffins and Quick Breads

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