Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Bread (+ Free Printables)

This is a great way to use up the zucchini in your garden.  Goes perfectly with soup or Italian dishes.
And here are some labels you can use if you'd like to make these into a little gift :)

Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Bread
Adapted from Joy of Cooking recipe for "Zucchini Cheddar Bread"

Preheat oven to 350 & prep a loaf pan (I used a mini-loaf pan)

Whisk together your dry ingredients:
- 3 c all purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Then add:
- 1 c shredded zucchini
- 3/4 c shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 c of finely chopped green onion
- 1 Tbs fresh dill (or 2 tsp dry dill)

Toss and coat the above ingredients with the flour mixture.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the following:
- 2 lg eggs
- 1 c buttermilk
- 4 Tbs (1/2 stick) of melted butter (salted)

Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, and gently mix until just moistened.  The batter will be lumpy.  Pour it in your loaf pan and put it in the oven.  If baking in a regular-sized loaf pan, cook for about 50 minutes, or until it passes the toothpick test.

(*edit: I've had several questions about the mini loaf pan and cook time, etc. To clarify, I used a mini loaf pan that contains 8 "slots" in one large pan (like this one). This batter makes multiple small loaves. It's been so long since I made these, but I would set the oven timer to 20-30 minutes and then watch for browned edges, wait until they smell done, and test them to see if a toothpick comes out cleanly; these are clues to let you know they're done :)


  1. How long do you bake in mini loaf pans?

  2. How do I make it for gift bags?

    1. Make miniature loaves or one large loaf and wrap them in parchment paper. Then place in a gift bag of choice.

  3. How long do the mini loaves bake @ 350*? and how many mini's does it make? Thank you! :)

  4. Could you also do these in muffin cups?

  5. Could you also do these in muffin cups?

  6. Could you also do these in muffin cups?

    1. Of course, then bake until toothpick comes out clean.

  7. Is there a way to get the labels to print in a full sheet? Such a cute printable and great looking recipe!!

  8. I love the flavor of this bread! However, you instructions "pour it in your pan" - my batter didn't pour - it was quite thick. Any idea what I could have done differently? Or was "pour" not necessarily what you do to get the batter in the pan?

  9. Thank you for sharing! I am looking forward to making a batch or twelve. ;) Also looking forward to giving these as a take home gift after my next dinner party. The labels you supplied will give them a very classy look. Keep baking! - Dawn


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