July 6, 2021

Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
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This Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze is a winner! Picture this - warm, buttery, zucchini bread spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and then topped with a rich maple glaze. Candied walnuts for texture and crunch! This quick, easy, and moist bread is perfect for breakfast but can double as a dessert.

Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze on a table with pecans

The inspiration for this Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze came from a fond childhood memory. Actually, the first that I tried zucchini was at a restaurant called "The Pub". In fact, it was my grandfather's favorite restaurant. They served zucchini bread on the tables instead of dinner rolls.

I remember it being really delicious - warm spices and soft. However, when you added butter, it was a game changer. Ever since, I've always been a fan of zucchini bread.

Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze on a table with pecans

why you need to try this Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze!

Firstly, I love banana bread but if I see one more I'm going to scream. This Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze is super easy to make. It's simple but has so much flavor. And don't worry. If you aren't a fan of zucchini, you don't even taste it.

The zucchini is baked into each morsel. This makes every bite super moist and tender. It's time we graduate from banana bread and celebrate this zucchini bread because it's freaking delicious.

Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze on a table with pecans

quick, simple, and easy!

So how do you make this Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze? I love this recipe because it's quick, simple, and easy. Don't we all love a recipe where you don't have to think too much?

This recipe starts with grated zucchini, 2 cups to be exact. Strain the zucchini and then salt it to remove any excess water. Then we get started on the baking process. And when I say process, I simply mean mixing up ingredients, adding them to a loaf pan and baking them. So, it's not a process really. Just a quick throw together that yields a delicious result.

Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze on a table with pecans

how do you make Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze?

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Grate zucchini into a clean, dry kitchen towel until you have roughly 2 cups. Use the kitchen towel to strain out the excess water. Then add a few pinches of salt and let the zucchini sit for about 10 minutes to remove additional water that may be left behind. Strain again and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, brown and white sugar, vanilla extract, sour cream, and coconut oil until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then add walnuts, or not. (I like to use candied walnuts for crunch, but that's just me) Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and fold together until combined.

Spray a loaf pan with oil or nonstick baking spray and add batter. Top with coarse sugar or demerara sugar and bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour and 5 minutes. Basically, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Sliced Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze on a table with pecans

it's the maple glaze for me!

After the zucchini bread is done baking, it's time to make the maple glaze. Simply add butter, maple syrup, and confectioners sugar to a pot over medium heat and whisk until all components are combined. Pour on top of the zucchini bread and enjoy!

A slice of Zucchini Bread being held in my hand

how do you store zucchini bread?

This zucchini bread will keep at room temperature for about a week so long as it is wrapped in either plastic wrap and or stored in an airtight container. If you're going to store it, do not slice it as this will cause it to dry out. Cut as you as eat to retain moisture.

If you'd like to freeze the zucchini bread, do so in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Prior to freezing, ensure that the bread has cooled completely and then store to freeze. When you're ready to eat it, allow it to thaw completely. I like to put mine in the toaster after it thaws and then melt butter on top! It's so good!

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Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze on a table with pecans

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Zucchini Bread with Maple Glaze

Serving: 8 slices
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated zucchini, about 2 zucchini
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • cup coconut oil, melted
  • cup milk
  • 2 cups flour 
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup candied walnuts, chopped
  • Coarse sugar for topping, optional

Maple Glaze

  • 4 tbsps Salted Butter
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grate zucchini into a towel and squeeze to drain. Sprinkle with a few pinches of salt and allow zucchini to sit for 10-15 minutes. Squeeze to drain once more and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla extract, sour cream, and coconut oil. Add milk and whisk until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and walnuts. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Then add in grated zucchini and fold into batter.
  • Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with oil and add batter. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and bake for 55-65 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Once the bread is finished baking, make the maple glaze. Heat butter in a small saucepan over low heat and add maple syrup. Whisk in confectioners sugar and remove from heat. Pour on top of zucchini bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    I just made my cherry walnut zucchini bread tonight- one for me and one for a friend as a housewarming present tomorrow. And then I thought it could use just a "little extra something" and went looking around the internet for a glaze: Maple glaze.......... omg. Perfection. Now that I know how to make Maple Glaze, nothing and no one will be safe from me and my zucchini breads.

    That Maple glaze is divine.

  2. 5 stars
    The bread was great, and the maple glaze was insane! Loved how tender it was, and I've been eating it with my morning coffee since I made it.

  3. 5 stars
    This was a such a stunning recipe. That maple glaze and walnuts really transformed this into something wholly spectacular!

  4. 5 stars
    So delicious! I had zucchini that needed to be used. The texture was perfect and the glaze was out of this world. Took this to a bbq and it was a hit!!

    • I'm so happy to hear this! Thanks so much for trying this recipe and for your feedback!

  5. 5 stars
    This zucchini bread was filled with flavor. I love the sticky glaze and the pecans added so much crunch! Yum.

  6. 5 stars
    Yes! This zucchini bread was out of this world delicious! Even my mother-in-law was asking me about this recipe! I can’t wait to make another loaf!!

  7. 5 stars
    I've been so into zucchini bread lately! I am so happy I came across this recipe! The maple glaze is phenomenal and the bread is so fluffy and moist.

  8. 5 stars
    The maple glaze takes this zucchini bread over the top! Truly one of the best I've made or eaten. Thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    Ok! Fall vibes already!! By far the best zucchini bread recipe ever! Thanks for sharing, it was delicious!

  10. 5 stars
    I've been eyeing this recipe since seeing it your Instagram and had to come over to grab the recipe! Since trying to hone in on my baking skills, I use your recipes a lot and this one did not disappoint! The recipe was easy to follow and the zucchini bread was amazing. The maple glaze was an unknown treat and took this recipe over the top. Can't wait to make this again!