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Orange Zucchini Loaf

This recipe (altered somewhat by now) was given to me by Susan . . . probably before we shared in the adventure of sharing and loving the same grandkids.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 whole seedless orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (peeled, if you like)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup nuts, optional

  1. Prepare 2 small/medium loaf pans or one large 9x5 inch loaf, by lining with wax and greasing with butter. Alternately you can use just parchment paper.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Peel orange with potato peeler. Remove pith (discard) and divide into segment. Peel and grate zucchini. In blender, put orange, peel, egg, oil, grated zucchini and vanilla. Blend well.
  4. Add blended ingredients to dry ingredients, and stir. Add nuts if using.
  5. Bake at 350° F for 45 minutes - in small pans or 60 minutes in large pan. Test with tooth pick.


  1. Orange flavored zucchini loaf..that is scrumptious!

  2. I'm not against lots of orange peel in this type of bread, but I want to be sure that you mean the entire peel of the orange. When using grated orange peel, recipes usually warn against using the "bitter white part." ???

  3. Oh, this looks absolutely delicious! I LOVE orange peel and use it as often as I can get away with using it:)...but, I have never tried it in zucchini bread. Love the idea.

    The zucchini bread looks just beautiful...lovely photo as well! Thank you for posting this recipe.~Ellie

  4. I was just gifted a huge amount of zucchini and can't wait to buy some oranges to make this bread. It sound delicious. Thanks again for another great recipe.

  5. Absoulutely delicious!! I actually used leftover cooked spaghetti squash instead of zucchini and its yummy! Thanks again. This has become my favorite recipe site.

  6. Oo, this I have to try! I might even use yellow zucchini so my kids don't know it's there.

  7. Susan Rose - I use the whole orange - just cut it into small pieces ... but if your orange has very thick peel, you may want to peel it with a potato peeler and use the thin peel in the blender or just the rind and the juicy inside, discarding the white part of the peel - I can't think right now what it's called. Also, if you don not want any green spots, peel the zuchinni.

  8. That sounds so good. I WILL be trying it as I have tons of zucchini!

  9. Made it this morning. Absolutely yummy!

  10. Made a double batch today! They are really delicious! My co-workers will get to try them out tomorrow too!
    - Shirley

  11. This is my second time to make this yummy bread. It's a great way to use up the zucchini from my garden. AND, this bread is different than most.

    My oranges were a bit on the dry side, so I had to use the juice of another orange for more moisture.

    I highly recommend this recipe!

  12. It's ten o'clock at night... and I just put the loaves to bake. My fingers are crossed. I hope to have happy coworkers tomorrow!

  13. Thanks to this AWESOME recipe I am the office heroine!!! This bread is SO moist and tasty! Thank you!!

  14. Didn't have an orange ... Used 1/3 cup on instead. Made 16 muffins. We have issues with portion size. Muffins makenit easier.

  15. My friend shared this recipe with me and I thought it was awesome! We found it a lot like lemon poppy seed loaf. I made it today with 1 cup whole wheat flour in place of 1 cup of regular flour and it was just as good. I've shared it with the friends of my blog at . It was Great! Thanks.

  16. It's almost ten o'clock at night, and since it is summer holidays, my ten-year old daughter and I made this good looking recipe. The dough smelled and tasted yummy already. Can't wait to try them!! Thanks for your recipe!

  17. I LOVE this recipe, especially at this time of year. Thanks.


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