My grandmother came up with this recipe to use up some larger than life zucchini that came from her garden. This is an easy way to use up those leftover bananas too!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 9x5-inch loaf pans.

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  • Whisk the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl. Beat the bananas, eggs, vegetable oil, applesauce, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla together in a separate large bowl. Stir the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Fold the zucchini, walnuts, and coconut into the batter until evenly combined. Pour into the prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pans for 25 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 34.1g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 23.3mg; sodium 197.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
Outstanding bread! The flavors meld beautifully with no competition among them. I mixed up the ingredients and then 1/2 it. I baked the first batch as written which was wonderful, but the second batch.... Oh my! Added 1 extra banana, 1 tsp of banana extract, 1 tsp of coconut extract, a pinch of orange rind, cranraisins and golden raisins and then added walnuts, pecans and macademia nuts. On a side note for the second batch: The addition of a 3rd banana meant having to cook it a little longer. Definitely a crowd pleaser! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/20/2010
I made this this bread yesterday and all I can say is what a mistake. I have been a semi-professional baker for may years and this was a true failure. I followed the recipe to the letter and it was heavy and overly bananaish. Will not make again!! Read More
(8)
196 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 160
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
Outstanding bread! The flavors meld beautifully with no competition among them. I mixed up the ingredients and then 1/2 it. I baked the first batch as written which was wonderful, but the second batch.... Oh my! Added 1 extra banana, 1 tsp of banana extract, 1 tsp of coconut extract, a pinch of orange rind, cranraisins and golden raisins and then added walnuts, pecans and macademia nuts. On a side note for the second batch: The addition of a 3rd banana meant having to cook it a little longer. Definitely a crowd pleaser! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
Killer KILLER bread. Like ZOMG good. I had no applesauce because I haven't been able to make my own lately so I used one cup melted butter. My family is not a fan of coconut so I left it out. (Shame on them. I'm going to go ahead and add it next time they can stick it.) I made no other changes. I did cover it halfway through with foil to keep it from burning. So so good. The combination of all those flavors was off the hook. Scotdog you were dead on girl. This one's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2009
Fantastic! This is the best zucchini bread I have ever had. The only changes I made were to only use 1/4 cup oil and 3/4 cup applesauce just because I ran out of oil and added pecans instead of walnuts. This bread is super moist has amazing flavor and the texture is perfect. Mine did need about 60 minutes in the oven. Thank you for sharing this with us!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
Very delicious. I decided to make muffins instead of loaves. (Much easier to serve.) I was perhaps, a little conservative with the ingredients...it wouldn't have hurt to add more coconut and a little more brown sugar/cinnamon/nutmeg. (I'm famous for not exactly measuring ingredients, haha my fault) I didn't have any walnuts so I made it without. Husband and roommate both said they were delicious, especially with butter. It was a tad bit difficult to gauge the cooking time, but it was around 40 minutes for 12 muffins. The insides came clean off the toothpick, but upon the first taste, the muffin still seemed kind of mushy. I learned that the inside will firm up as it cools. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
5+++ This is fantastic! I used 2 cups WW Pastry & just 1 c All Purpose. Went a bit lighter on the brown sugar & replaced half the white sugar with some Splenda. Used my homemade pumpkin pie spice for the nutmeg. Subbed pecans for walnuts & left out the coconut. I'll be giving these as Christmas presents to co-workers, yum!! I also used my mini loaf Pampered Chef stone. It made 4. Thanks so much for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
I've been experimenting with a lot of quick breads lately and this is the tops! It's so moist and the kids couldn't get enough of it! I also went light on the white and brown sugars and used 2 c. WW flour and 1 cup all-purpose. I really like the combination what a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2009
One word for this quick bread DELICIOUS!! I made it exactly as written it was simple to make and would be good with a layer of cream cheese on it. It's sweet enough and really tasty!! Thank You Tahoe Girl!! You have a winner here!! Patty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
We are always trying new things to have with coffee in the mornings and at least semi-healthy is a must for us. This will fit in nicely for us. I goofed and mixed up the flour amounts and so did 2 c whole wheat and 1 c white and I made one loaf with nuts and the other without and both without coconut (trying to please the extended family's tastes). They turned out great. I found that when the toothpick came out clean though it could have used a little more cooking time so next time I'll use the method where you touch the top of the bread and it's done if it springs back up quickly. I like that the recipe was already made in a healthy way so I didn't have to change things. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
Idiot proof...I forgot to add the eggs and then 5 minutes into cooking I put them in and the bread still came out delicious!!! I also added dried cranberries and left out the nuts and coconut.WOW! Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
09/20/2010
I made this this bread yesterday and all I can say is what a mistake. I have been a semi-professional baker for may years and this was a true failure. I followed the recipe to the letter and it was heavy and overly bananaish. Will not make again!! Read More
(8)
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