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Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

You won’t taste the whole wheat in this Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread recipe!

Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread - made with whole grains and fresh summer zucchini!

It’s not too late for zucchini. I just got two massive zucchinis in my CSA share this week. So don’t worry, you can still make this bread. If you get a very very large zucchini (or two!) then you’re in luck because tomorrows post is an ingredient guide all about zucchini! How to select, store, freeze and quite a few recipes to choose from from around the web and myself.  Be sure to check back tomorrow!

Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

I’m a huge fan of zucchini bread. Especially zucchini bread with golden raisins. Why golden? I have no idea whatsoever but it really needs to be golden. I wouldn’t sneeze at a bread made with purple raisins but I’d secretly wish they were golden.

You also need to slather a lot of real butter onto the slices. I use Kerry Gold butter and love every second of it. Irish cows are the best.

I don’t think that you can taste the whole wheat in this recipe but that could just be because I actually like the taste of whole wheat better than other flours. Does that make me crazy? Maybe. If you currently hate whole wheat, just keep eating it and I guarantee that your tastes will change and it will grow on you.

If you want some zucchini muffins that are more portable, fill up your muffin tins with this batter! You’ll get 12 smaller muffins or 6 very large muffins depending on the tin you use. I tend to use paper wrappers because that is just how I roll but feel free to grease the pan and skip the waste.


Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

You won't taste the whole wheat in this Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread recipe! You can freely add chocolate chips instead of raisins or make this bread recipe as muffins.

Yield: 1 loaf

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 45 min

Total Time: 65 min


2 large eggs
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups  Whole Wheat Flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup golden raisins


Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a loaf pan or muffin tins with butter.

Shred the zucchini with a grater and use a paper towel to get rid of the excess moisture. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, honey, oil, sugar, and vanilla together.

In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients together:  flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.

Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.  Stir in the zucchini, walnuts and raisins.

Pour batter into the loaf pan or muffin tins. If making muffins, use a large scoop to fill the wells.

Bake bread for 45-55minutes. After 45 minutes, check the consistency with a toothpick. If it comes out clean (with a few crumbs), remove from oven. If it comes out slightly wet let bake for another 5-10 minutes. Check on it throughout the last 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Turn the pan over onto a cooling rack to remove loaf. You may need to run a knife along the edges before turning over to help the loaf out. Cool completely before slicing and eating.

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

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10 Responses to “Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread”

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    Amanda @The Kitcheneer — August 27, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Umm, I am kind of in love with this bread. Especially with those golden raisins! And these photos are stunning!

  2. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 27, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Never too late for zucchini recipes! Love this bread!

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — August 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I really need a bite of the slice of bread slathered with a little butter! Yum! This will be on my mind all day now! 🙂

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — August 27, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    This looks fantastic! And yes – something about golden raisins makes everything better!

  5. #
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — August 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    This bread would not last in our house at all! Looks so delicious!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 27, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Sam! You never came over and brought me some of this bread…haha 🙂

    • Samantha Seeley replied on — August 28th, 2014 at 6:53 am

      Well I was going to but you texted me to come over and then said “sorry wrong person!” HA! 🙂

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    Kim Beaulieu — August 28, 2014 at 12:07 am

    This is the most gorgeous bread I’ve ever seen

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    Angie | Big Bears Wife — August 28, 2014 at 9:39 am

    I do believe that this is the month of Zucchini Bread! I love this whole wheat version!

  9. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — September 11, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Zucchini bread just isn’t as good without golden raisins!

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