Zucchini Pineapple Quick Bread #TwelveLoaves

May 1, 2013 by

Well, I think I found a bread that my husband is willing to defend and protect. When I told him what I was making, I got a slight side-eye and a very questionable look. This is what happens when I try to put vegetables in almost everything.  Especially zucchini, which, by the way I once couldn’t stand. And now, I think it is perfection. And on top of that, I decide to add a fruit too. Clearly, I’ve lost a few marbles. My husband’s curiosity peaked as the aroma took over the kitchen. It’s so cute when the husband and the children are asking when the bread is going to be ready. Yes folks, this was the excitement that took place because of this wonderful Zucchini Pineapple Quick Bread.

Zucchini Pineapple Quick Bread


Zucchini-Pineapple Quick Bread

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup shredded zucchini (1 medium zucchini)
  • 6 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Egg White
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 8oz Can Crushed Pineapple in juice, drained
  • Baking Spray with Flour


  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Grease a loaf pan using baking spray with flour, or just grease and flour the pan
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
  4. In a large bowl, beat egg + egg white until foamy
  5. Beat in Sugar, oil and vanilla
  6. Fold in the zucchini and pineapple
  7. Transfer batter into the prepared loaf pan
  8. Bake for 325 for an hour or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean
  9. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  10. Slice, serve and enjoy.


Adapted from The Cooking Light Mix & Match Low-Calorie Cookbook



As usual, waiting for a sweet-smelling bread like this one to cool is always a challenge. Even the baker it is eager to taste the finished product. I loved how easy this bread was to make. Although the baking time of an hour seemed a bit long, it was well worth the wait. The moisture of this bread is unbelievable!


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This is such a wonderful and moist bread. I’m excited just posting about it. I was considering making it again with Spelt flour or some other flour with higher nutrient value. I was asked NOT to change anything about the recipe/ingredients. Well, I guess there is nothing more to say. This quick bread is hubby approved! I will still probably go ahead and try it with spelt just because I really want to.


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This is my contribution to the May 2013 #TwelveLoaves challenge. Lora of Cake Duchess created this awesome group where the participants bake according to the theme for the month. This month, we are celebrating one year of baking wonderful bread! Although I am a newbie to the group, I’m just so happy to be blogging with such passionate bakers. We will be baking something that we love (whether yeast bread or quick bread) and this Zucchini Pineapple Quick Bread certainly fits the description! Please check out all the wonderful bread recipes being shared this month.

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  1. Liz

    I’d get that same questionable look from my hubby…but he wouldn’t even take a bite of any quick bread. He doesn’t know what he’s missing! It wouldn’t bother me, because I’d be thrilled to have this whole delicious loaf to myself. It sounds amazing, Lyn!
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  2. My first zucchini bread ever (one of my early posts) has pineapple, and it´s so good! I don´t think I ever want to make it any other way. This sounds perfect Lyn, and it´s no surprise your husband is willing to stand up for it!
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen recently posted..Cinnamon Sugar Challah #TwelveLoavesMy Profile

  3. Ah yes, I am very familiar with that funny look that family can give when something new is baking in the oven. Ha! We’ve all been there. So glad this recipe turned out to be a wild success that everyone enjoyed!
    Holly recently posted..Basic Focaccia for #TwelveLoaves MayMy Profile

  4. When I first made zucchini bread I knew if I told my husband what it was he wouldn’t even try it. All it took was one taste and he went for a couple of slices. It was fun to tell him it was zucchini bread and watch the look on his face.
    I like you addition of pineapple. It’s an extra sweetness and flavor bump.
    Renee recently posted..Buttermilk Sourdough Waffles for #TwelveLoavesMy Profile

  5. lol, this must be amazing if your husband is so protective of the recipe! Your zucchini bread looks incredible, Lyn. The crust looks so crunchy and crispy, while the inside is crazy moist. I can easily see myself eating this entire loaf in a very short time span. But I won’t feel guilty because hey, it’s got all that healthy zucchini in there 😉
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked recently posted..Junk Food Magic Bars for a Guest PostMy Profile

  6. Aw yum! I love zucchini bread! I’ve never made it with added pineapple though, but I imagine it must be an amazing flavour combination (and yay for more vegetables and fruit in baked goods!). Love your story about your husband and kids… haha, my husband normally takes no notice when I’m in the kitchen. I think he has absolute trust in what I give him (he’ll taste absolutely anything). I have no luck in feeding kids so far though. A few of my friends have little ones and they always end up turning their nose up at anything I give them except bread or cookies!
    laurasmess recently posted..Soft-baked Cinnamon Walnut Cookies with Dulce de LecheMy Profile

  7. OMG ! All my fav ingredients !! Have to try a GF version of this soon ! BTW I am now GF ! I can just imagine the flavors in this bread ! Yummmmm !
    sunithi recently posted..Masala Dosa ! Rice Crepes Stuffed With Peas & Ricotta #WeekdaySupperMy Profile

  8. Your hubby is lucky to have you baking all these amazing quick breads. I have to bake more often with zucchini… I think I’ll start with your gorgeous loaf, Lyn!
    Lora @cakeduchess recently posted..Mexican Hot Chocolate Bread-#TwelveLoaves MayMy Profile

  9. This bread looks so so fluffy and moist! Love that your family appreciates having fruit and veggies in their bread. Now let me see if I can convert my hubs over to this side of the fence.
    Jayne recently posted..Packed Lunch #9: Mung Bean Sprouts SaladMy Profile

  10. Pineapple is such a good sweetener for baking I just love it! And zucchini is so good in quick bread. I never thought I would actually say that! Your bread is so beautiful! It makes me want to get back in the kitchen and bake! I hope you are having a good week.
    Dionne Baldwin recently posted..I love cinnamon rolls #TwelveLoaves May 2013My Profile

  11. Lyn,
    Oh I love that you put zucchini and pineapple in here .. amazing!!! and it looks fantastic! I love that your husband and kids were waiting in anticipation. . so cute! Will definitely try this. . yum!
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom recently posted..French Baguettes for #TwelveLoavesMy Profile

  12. Zucchini bread…I’ve no more sceptical about it. Here in Italy is unsual and Zucchini-Pineapple even more. I really want to do your recipe to surprise all.
    Rossella recently posted..Vercelli Rice Experience #1: Dal chiccoMy Profile

  13. Yeah, don’t we all have one of those at home? My son sees a green or orange fleck – one single fleck – and accuses me of putting something healthy or “weird” into my cakes just to force him to eat it. Trickery at its worst! But I love zucchini bread! Sweet, earthy and so moist. This is one great recipe!


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