Zucchini-Pineapple Bread


This easy zucchini-pineapple bread is the perfect healthy breakfast treat! Saving the pineapple juice strained from the can to brush on top of the bread keeps it moist and adds more pineapple flavor.

Zucchini-Pineapple Bread
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
12 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple

  • 1 ½ cups shredded zucchini (from about 2 medium zucchini)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, allowing 2 inches to hang over each long side.

  2. Whisk flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and baking powder in a large bowl,

  3. Whisk oil, applesauce, vanilla and eggs in a small bowl until well combined. Fold the oil mixture into flour mixture until combined. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set the juice aside. Fold the drained pineapple and shredded zucchini into the batter. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean with some moist crumbs, about 1 hour. (If needed, tent with foil during the last 20 minutes to keep the top from overbrowning.)

  5. Brush the top of the bread with the reserved pineapple juice. Transfer to a wire rack to cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan using the parchment as handles. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Equipment: Parchment paper

To make ahead: Wrap and store at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
11g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 21g
Added Sugars 17g 34%
Protein 5g 9%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Vitamin A 113IU 2%
Vitamin C 5mg 5%
Folate 20mcg 5%
Sodium 339mg 15%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 162mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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