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Cheesy Zucchini Bread

Cheesy Zucchini Bread made with fresh and healthy zucchini, shredded cheddar cheese, and chives is a delicious and easy savory quick bread loved by the whole family. No fancy mixers or kneading required.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter melted but not scorching hot
  • 1.5 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded (get the aged, stinky stuff)
  • 3 Tbsp chives chopped
  • 1.5 cups shredded zucchini squeezed of excess water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. ¬†Once mixed, add the butter the the buttermilk mixture. ¬†Whisk until fully combined.
  • Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture until just combined. Do not over-mix!
  • Mix in the shredded cheese, shredded zucchini and chopped chives.
  • Spray a 9 x 5 bread loaf tin with non-stick cooking spray and bake for one hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow bread to cool for at least 10 minutes before inverting over a cooling rack to remove from the loaf pan. Allow bread to cool for an additional 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


(originally published on 10.19.15)


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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