Zucchini Coconut Bread

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Today is National Zucchini Day. Yes, there is a special day devoted to the squash. I don’t know who decides on these days, but I am happy to celebrate the zucchini. It really is perfect timing for National Zucchini Day. We are all racking our brains trying to figure out what to do with the vegetable, so why not make a day of it and go zucchini crazy?

I am going to kick-off National Zucchini Day by making Zucchini Coconut Bread. I love zucchini bread and this Zucchini Coconut Bread is my new favorite zucchini bread recipe. I’ve already made it three times this summer. It is a great recipe for using up the summer zucchini!


This bread is easy to whip up and is on the healthier spectrum of zucchini breads. The bread is made with whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, and coconut oil. There is no butter in this bread! Don’t worry, you won’t miss it. The coconut oil gives the bread an incredible flavor. The bread is also super moist thanks to the zucchini and Greek yogurt. The shredded coconut compliments the zucchini nicely and adds a little extra coconut goodness to the loaf.

Shred up some zucchini and make Zucchini Coconut Bread! It is the perfect way to celebrate National Zucchini Day. You can’t beat a warm slice of zucchini bread! Mmmm!

I think I will eat Zucchini Coconut Bread for breakfast, Zucchini Ribbon Salad for lunch, Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cookies for dessert, Baked Zucchini Fries for dinner, and Zucchini Chocolate Chip Brownies for dessert. Yes, I am going to have two desserts today:) So maybe that is a zucchini overload, but go big or go home, right? It’s time to celebrate the zucchini!

And if you are in need of more zucchini ideas, check out these tasty 35 Zucchini Recipes!

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Zucchini Coconut Bread

Zucchini Coconut bread made with coconut oil and coconut! You won't miss the butter, I promise!
4 from 3 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Servings
1 loaf of bread

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini squeezed and drained in a paper towel
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt at room temperature
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine shredded zucchini, sugars, coconut oil, yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Stir in the shredded coconut.
  5. Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let zucchini bread cool in pan for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the bread from the pan and cool completely before slicing.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I need to stop by this store this morning…I think I’ll be picking up zucchini! I’m always excited when coconut is added to baked goods- yum!

  2. I love zucchini and I love coconut too but had never thought of putting them together! Thanks for sharing! I am going to be pinning this and tweeting about it YUM!

  3. This sounds sooo good. I have a zucchini bread(actually 2) in the oven right now from a recipe on skinnytaste that is low fat also and so good,too. My kids get all their zucchini this way and they like zucchini tots too. Thanks for your recipes!!!

  4. This really sounds delicious! I am loving the idea of coconut oil in baking; adds so much good flavor. Thanks for including my savory zucchini muffins too.

  5. No way, we JUST made something similar, except loaded with chocolate chips! I absolutely love the combo. It was gone in no time. The zucchini and coconut make for a perfect bread texture.

  6. No way! I just made something similar a few days ago, except loaded with chocolate chips! It was gone in no time. I love the zucchini and coconut combo…it makes for the perfectly textured bread!

  7. I have never heard of coconut bread before! That’s amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love that you can make it with zuchinni for an extra healthy touch. All the more reason to have two or three or four slices, amirite!? ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Love the addition of coconut. We adore zucchini bread, but having new recipes for it always helps when you have a garden full of little and not so little zucchini.

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