tropical zucchini bread

Hey, does anyone need any zucchini? I have plenty! I think I had better go on the hunt for a good zucchini cookbook. Is there one called 1001 Zucchini Recipes? I think that would work for me.

Do you ever go hunting for zucchini and find that you missed one from the day before and now it's monstrously large? My husband brought in a couple this morning just this way and the only thing to do was to turn them into zucchini bread.

I found a great recipe over at Lemon Basil that calls for coconut oil. I don't have any coconut oil but I do have coconut milk. I decided to see if I could put a tropical twist on my zucchini bread.


  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1-2 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup drained crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (wait to add to mix until it cools a bit)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 maple syrup
  • 3 eggs (These are from my neighbor. Her chickens just laid them this morning!)
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Makes 2 loaves

Grease and flour 2 loaf pans.

In a large bowl, mix together the zucchini, banana, pineapple, coconut milk, maple syrup, agave nectar, melted butter, extracts, and eggs.

Sift together the dry ingredients and add to your wet ingredients.

Stir just until combined.

Split batter between loaf pans. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

This was a big hit at my house. My mom stopped by on her way home from camping just as I took this out of the oven so I was able to share! I'm kind of a weirdo because I like to give people things when they come to visit. I sometimes go through my closet or my cupboards when my sister comes over to see if I have any shirts or lotions or whatever else I think might make her happy. Call me crazy!

~Double Yum!~


Elra said...

I never made zucchini bread before. It sounds pretty delicious.

Chow and Chatter said...

this bread looks awesome you are so sweet to give things to folks Rebecca

Jenn said...

I've heard of zucchini brad, but have never tried it. I do love zucchini, so this has got to be something for me to try. Looks good!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Zucchini bread sounds both healthy and delicious! I bet this taste yummy!

Denise said...

I am bookmarking immediately. I love pineapple,coconut and zucchini, so this is a definate one to try.

Katy ~ said...

Gosh, I love zucchini bread! Kim, this sounds soooo good. All those tropical add-ins must make this so moist and flavorful. YUM YUM

And aren't you just as dear as dear can be, to want to share. {{hugs}}

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Zucchini bread is always tasty. I like the idea of putting coconut milk in it.

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like an absolutely wonderful way to use up your zucchini!

Erica said...

I love all the flavors! Sounds delicious.

Cathy said...

I keep thinking I want to try growing zucchini but all I ever here is you get way to much of it. Funny - I saw coconut oil in the store the other day and was wondering what I could use it for.

Reeni♥ said...

These look delicious with all the coconut flavors in them!

girlichef said...

Okay crazy, this looks super good!! I luv zucchini bread, but tropical...oh mama! ;P

Mary said...

This really is a double yum recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Charlotte said...

I love zucchini bread, but I never made it with tropical fruit before. The fruit sounds like a nice addition.

jenjen said...

How interesting! I am sure it is wonderful! You are so lucky to be harvesting things from your garden! I have a few things that are almsot ready. I can't wait!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I love zucchini bread. This sounds delicious!

Krista said...

Zucchini is so versatile! I just got a bunch from my grandma's garden and was trying to decide which zucchini recipe to make this time. I've had a zucchini bread with pineapple and coconut, but your recipe is a little different and sounds wonderful! I'll have to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

I love zucchini bread but haven't had it for years. Yours sounds amazing with the tropical additions....I'll be saving this recipe cause the garden will start to spew so much zucchini in the next week or so I'll be going crazy! haha

Little Miss Baker said...

ohh yummy Kim! and youre not a weirdo hehe I'll come visit for some pressies! Nice new header pic too :) I am working on our little project we discussed!!

The imPerfect Houswife said...

That looks FABULOUS!! I e-mailed you some zucchini books I saw - I'll keep my fingers crossed that you can get your hands on one. Take care and keep cookin'! :)

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I always loved zucchini bread, but didn't know it had bananas in it! I have a very new allergy to bananas, but at least now I know not to try any zuc bread this year! Boo-hoo. :(

It looks beautiful and delicious.

Monica said...

This zucchini bread version sounds delicious!! I am still waiting for zucchini on my plants, but will keep this recipe in the back of my mind when it comes time. I love your little colorful bowls in your pictures. Are they by chance Fiesta?

Julia said...

That bread looks like it is very moist and full of flavor. I think I could manage that one OK!

Those rouge zuc's are just obscene aren't they. Not fit for public viewing I'd say. :)

Kathy B! said...

These looked so moist and yummy when I made saw them the other day. I'm making them right NOW!!! Not trying to... doing it :)

It's the only thing in my garden the dag-blasted birds haven't gotten to yet!

teresa said...

I'm the same way, I love having people come over because it gives me an excuse to get baking! This looks SOOO good! I miss my garden, if I wasn't on the other side of the country, I'd be taking you up on that zucchini!

Megan said...

I love the tropical twist. I'll have to give this a try!

One Sassy Girl said...

I made a chocolate zucchini cake from Cooking Light last week. It was awesome. I'll have to see how it compares to the cupcakes and this tropical bread. I always feel so sneaky hiding zucchini in cake!

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