Sanctuary Ridge Family Recipes

Sweet Cinnamon Zucchini Bread

Who knew vegetables could be so delightful?! This little gem of a recipe is the trick I used to get my kids to try (and like) zucchini. Let’s face it, zucchini doesn’t sound very appetizing. The addition of this vegetable to a sweet bread creates a moist, seriously amazing bread that you will want to eat for breakfast with your coffee, as a side to Wonderful Waldorf Chicken Salad, or even as a dessert!

Sweet Cinnamon Zucchini Bread Batter ready for the oven!

The first time I made this bread, my kids would have nothing to do with it. I knew they would like it, if only they would try it! So I decided to give it a new name- Christmas Bread. Cinnamon and cloves is one of those combinations that makes me think of Christmas so it only made sense to call it Christmas Bread. With the removal of “zucchini” from the name, my kids were more than willing to try it! And of course they LOVED it! Now that they know it’s really zucchini bread, they eat zucchini a lot. I like to think of it as the gateway to loving zucchini! I hope you and your family love it as much as we do! Enjoy!

Sweet Cinnamon Zucchini Bread

Monica Scott
We call it Christmas Bread because of the sweet cinnamon flavor! This bread is wonderful- a guaranteed way to get your family to eat their veggies!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 3 loaves


  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer or large spoon


  • 2 1/4 Cups sugar
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 Cups grated zucchini
  • 3 Cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl or Kitchenaid mixer, combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Stir well. Next add the oil, vanilla extract and eggs. Stir well to combine.
  • Add the grated zucchini. Stir well to incorporate it throughout the batter.
  • Add the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix thoroughly.
  • Pour into 2 prepared loaf pans and bake at 325 degrees for 40-60 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely. Enjoy!

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