Pineapple Zucchini Bread Recipe

Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

Pineapple Zucchini Bread Recipe

I know, I know… Pineapple and zucchini, together, in a bread… It sounds a little wonky, I’ll admit! But you guys, this is one of the truest scenarios of, “You can’t knock it ’til you try it.” This bread is just heavenly!

The pineapple adds such a nice burst of fresh sweetness, while the zucchini gives another element of moisture. Just be careful to fully drain the pineapple and remove excess moisture from the zucchini by pressing it between two sets of layered paper towels. If you don’t, the bread will go from perfectly soft and moist to gummy, which we do not want!

I’d venture to say this recipe might even replace your favorite banana bread. It’s hearty and nutritious and goes great with a hefty spread of butter for breakfast, a midday snack, or even dessert. Enjoy!

Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

Can you make pineapple zucchini bread with whole wheat flour?

Yes, you can! I’ve done it, and it turned out fantastic. I’d just recommend adding another 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder if you try this.

How do you remove extra water from zucchini?

It’s really simple! After the zucchini is shredded, place it on two paper towels on a plate, and push down two more paper towels on top to squeeze out excess water.

Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

How long does pineapple zucchini bread last for?

Pineapple zucchini bread lasts for up to a week covered and refrigerated! You can also keep it covered at room temperature for up to 3 days.

What does pineapple zucchini bread taste like?

Pineapple zucchini bread is a light and moist bread with a nice and sweet, tropical flavor from the pineapple that’s pleasant but not too strong. The zucchini makes it tender and moist!

Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

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Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

Zucchini Pineapple Bread


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 loaves 1x

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Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini, water squeezed out (see notes)
  • One 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, well drained

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add the sugar, applesauce, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  3. Sprinkle the flour across the top of the wet ingredients, and then sprinkle the baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder across the top of the flour.
  4. Stir everything together just until combined.
  5. Add the zucchini and pineapple, and stir to incorporate.
  6. Pour the batter into 2 greased bread pans, and bake until the center is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean, around 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  7. Cool on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes before running a knife along the edge of the bread in the pan and then inverting the bread to remove it from the pan. Let the bread finish cooling on the wire rack.

Notes

  • The pineapple adds a lot of sweetness and moisture to the bread. It is delicious!
    If the pineapple is not drained well or the zucchini is left with all of its water then the bread will come out gummy. To get the extra moisture out of the zucchini, place the shredded zucchini on top of two stacked paper towels and then press on it with two more stacked paper towels.
  • You can sub the all-purpose flour for whole wheat (I did and loved it — still just as moist), just add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder if using whole wheat flour.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: zucchini, pineapple, zucchini bread recipe, zucchini bread, bread, breadkfast

Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

 

Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

 

Moist and sweet, zucchini pineapple bread is a scrumptious and unexpectedly delicious treat that you need to try today!

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This post was originally published in 2012 but has been updated and rephotographed in July 2019.

Light and moist with a tropical sweetness,this pineapple zucchini bread recipe is a creative and fun bread that’s packed with incredible flavor!

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41 Responses
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