Pumpkin Zucchini Bread


This pumpkin zucchini bread is the perfect marriage of classic pumpkin bread and zucchini bread. Zucchini helps keep the bread tender and moist, while canned pumpkin gives it an orange hue that carries the flavor of pumpkin pie spice for a touch of fall.

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread
Photo: Will Dickey
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • ½ cup unseasoned pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ¾ cups packed grated zucchini

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • Chopped pecans or pepitas (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk pumpkin, oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla together in a medium bowl. Fold in zucchini. Fold in all-purpose flour, pastry flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt just until combined.

  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with pecans (or pepitas), if desired. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife along the edges of the pan to remove the loaf; place on the rack to cool completely, about 1 hour.

To make ahead

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
11g Fat
27g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 8g 16%
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Vitamin A 1671IU 33%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin D 7IU 2%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 40mcg 10%
Vitamin K 9mcg 8%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 37mg 9%
Potassium 137mg 3%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

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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