My Newest Creation – Banana Zucchini Bread!

What do you do when you have an abundance of zucchini (and let’s face it, anytime you plant a few little zucchini plants you end up with an abundance of zucchini) and an over-abundance of slightly over-ripe bananas? You try not to waste the abundance!

So I was all set to bake banana bread, and then zucchini bread.  But I thought … wait, why not combine the two and make Banana Zucchini Bread.  I am all about multi-tasking, and this seemed like a great shortcut.  Besides, you can have fruit and a veggie in your bread – how cool is that!

I took a basic banana bread recipe and a basic zucchini bread recipe, both straight from the venerable “Betty Crocker’s Cookbook,” and compared them.  Then I wrote out a “mash up” (pardon the pun) of the ingredients for the recipes.

I tried it out, and … it was a hit!  I loved it, and so did my two daughters.  I am thinking that on the next batch I will add some walnuts ( because that’s what we usually put in our banana bread) and some mini chocolate chips (because sometimes I bake my zucchini bread as “Chocolate Zucchini Bread”).

Banana Zucchini Bread
Banana Zucchini Bread

Here’s the recipe for my Banana Zucchini Bread, if you want to try it:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder

Combine ingredients, bake in a loaf pan at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes.  Check the loaf at 60 min to see if it’s done.

I baked it for 70 minutes with the Pampered Chef stoneware loaf pan that I have.  It came out perfect that way!  🙂

Let me know what you think!  I’d love to hear comments and how the recipe worked for you.  🙂

(I just posted this recipe here as well:


4 thoughts on “My Newest Creation – Banana Zucchini Bread!

  1. Oh this sounds delicious. I love zucchini bread. I do one a few weeks ago with a lemon glaze that was tasty too. If you ever want a variation. I love recipes and love when others share them and their food photos too! lol Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round! #sharewithme

    1. Thanks, Jenny! I think the lemon glaze sounds wonderful; I will have to try that. See you tomorrow for Share With Me. 🙂

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