Zucchini Orange Bread Recipe

Posted by on March 29, 2016 in Bread/Muffins, Recipes | 25 comments

Zucchini Orange Bread

A zucchini bread with a hint of orange? Yes, it’s a delightful addition to zucchini bread! Zucchini Orange Bread is a tasty change from the usual zucchini breads. The light orange flavor comes from orange juice and orange peel.

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Perhaps you have some zucchini frozen. If not, buy some fresh from the grocery store. Don’t wait for your crop of zucchini to come in the fall to make this bread. Bake some this week!


Zucchini Orange Bread Recipe


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp. grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon colored.
  3. Gradually beat in sugar
  4. Stir in oil, orange juice, shredded zucchini, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and orange peel.
  5. Mix until well blended.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pans,
  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes and remove from pans.
  9. Cool on wire racks.
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This recipe goes together quickly and produces two nicely shaped loaves. This is a wonderful alternative to chocolate zucchini bread, too. It’s a vegetable, right? 

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I know your family or guests will enjoy this bread! I like having quick breads in the freezer ready to use.  I pre-slice them before freezing so I can take out only what I’ll use.

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Zucchini Orange Bread! Vegetable and fruit together! Do you agree?


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  1. Hello! The orange sounded “a-peel-ing”… so I started to copy the recipe. Then I noticed a little glitch. The cinnamon and cloves mentioned in the directions did not show up on the list of ingredients. Do cinnamon and cloves belong in this particular recipe? And, if so, could you tell me what amounts to use? Thanks, so much

    • Oh, I’ll fix that! Thanks for noticing that omission! It is 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp cloves. I’ll correct that mistake! Thank you again!

  2. I am a huge fan of anything that includes zucchini and this sounds delish! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo

  3. Zucchini is a biiiig favorite in my house but it can get kinda boring! This recipe looks delish! I’ll have to bring it over to the memorial day cookout!

    • This is not boring! Good flavor!

  4. What a clever twist on a classic! Thanks for linking up with us on Throwback Thursday!


  5. This looks great, Phyllis. I love the idea of adding orange juice to the recipe. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    • Thanks for pinning and tweeting! I appreciate it!

  6. This looks so delicious! Hope to see you again at #HomeMattersParty

  7. looks wonderful! My sister is huge fan of orange, I might just have to make this for her. Thanks for sharing your post on http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it

    • How nice of you to think of your sister! I’m sure she’ll love it and appreciate it!

  8. Hmmm it looks wonderful! Thanks for the recipe and for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

  9. Love zucchini bread – and the edition of orange juice! Must be tasty 🙂
    Thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday 🙂

    • Try it and you’ll love it!

  10. Oh yum! This looks great! Pinning to try later!

    • Thank you for pinning! Don’t wait too long, it’s great!

  11. I love zucchini bread, but I have never added orange to it. Sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

    • Nice flavor addition! Enjoy!

  12. Hi Phyllis, this would be a super contribution to Food on Friday: Bread over at Carole’s Chatter. Please do bring it over to join in the fun. Cheers

  13. I love the idea of adding the orange flavor to the zucchini bread-Yum!
    Thank you for sharing at your Simple Homestead Hop.

  14. I have heard of many versions of Zucchini bread but never with orange. Sounds yummy!

    • Thanks for pinning! It’s a nice flavor addition! I brought a loaf to my neighbor and she raved about it.

  15. This bread looks absolutely lovely! 🙂

    • All I can say is, “Delicious”!

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