Zucchini Raisin Bread

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This zucchini raisin bread is moist with a crunchy topping making it perfect for brunch and lunchboxes alike!

Every gardener or friend of a gardener needs ways to use up zucchini in late summer and zucchini bread is always a classic, easy baked good.

Light on Spice

This particular bread has just a hint of spice. Many zucchini bread recipes are particularly heavy on cinnamon and other spices. While that can be tasty, here the spice is merely a compliment not the main flavor.

Lots of Raisins

There is an entire cup of raisins in one loaf of bread. Admittedly, that’s quite a bit but it gives this bread a wonderful texture and flavor.

Golden raisins would add a beautiful color but I don’t generally have those in my pantry.

Streusel Topping

The streusel topping could be skipped if desired. However, it adds texture and flavor that is really worth doing. It’s just a small extra step and honestly so very tasty.

An entire loaf of zucchini raisin bread on a white platter with a whole fresh zucchini sitting to the left.

Easy to Double

Have a lot of zucchini? Double the recipe and make 2 loaves. Heck, make more and freeze or give away extras.

Optional Additions

This is already a pretty hearty loaf. However, there are ways to bulk it up even more:

  • Add up to 1 cup of chopped nuts
  • Toss in 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • Substitute dried cranberries for the raisins

How to Freeze

Bake and cool the loaf completely. Place inside an airtight bag and freeze.

Use up frozen loaves within 6 months for best flavor and to prevent freezer burn.

Want Other Ways to Use Your Zucchini?

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slices of zucchini raisin bread on a white plate.

Zucchini Raisin Bread

Yield: 1 Loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

A moist loaf with crunchy struesel topping zucchini raisin bread is perfect for snacks and dessert.


  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Salted Butter, melted
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 Cups Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Shredded Zucchini, packed
  • 1 Cup Raisins

Streusel Topping

  • 1 Tablespoon Salted Butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed


Make the Topping

  1. Stir together the melted butter, brown sugar, and flour until everything is mixed and a bit crumbly. Set aside.

Make the Bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together the eggs, melted butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until completely emulsified.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until almost completely combined.
  6. Add the zucchini and raisins, mix until everything is thoroughly incorporated.
  7. Spread into the prepared loaf pan.
  8. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the batter.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until an inserted tester comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from pan to cool completely on wire racks.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g

I try but cannot guarantee this nutritional information is 100% accurate.

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