Whole Wheat Ginger Zucchini Bread

May 15, 2018
5 Ratings
Photo by aaa292
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 55 minutes
  • Serves 10 to 12
Author Notes

Moist, healthy-ish and laden with ginger, this is my go-to zucchini bread that requires very little time and effort to get on the table. The candied ginger adds a nice little punch, and elevates the loaf from just a simple quick bread. —a292

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 2/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon groung ginger
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (a more neutral flavored oil can be substituted here, like sunflower or canola oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 splash vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3 tablespoons candied ginger
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients (flour through salt) together. Set aside.
  3. Fork-whisk the sugar and oil together until incorporated. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk vigorously (about two minutes).
  4. Add one half of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. The batter should be thick and might seem small in volume. That's normal!
  5. Add the grated zucchini. The batter should become significantly wetter.
  6. Add the remaining half of the flour mixture. Mix in the candied ginger.
  7. Pour the batter into a loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes, or until a tester toothpick comes out clean. Let rest in the pan for 15 minutes, and then remove from the pan to cool fully.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Yogigirl
  • becca R.
    becca R.
  • Franca
  • MB

5 Reviews

Yogigirl August 15, 2019
Nice Zucchini bread. Not to overly sweet with good texture. I'll add lemon peel next time. I was afraid that the ginger would make it too spicy, but it is lovely. Thanks for another wonderful recipe. BTW, am I the only one who doesn't own a 1/3 tsp on their measuring spoons?
becca R. November 9, 2018
Wondering where the candied ginger comes in.......
MB September 21, 2018
How much candied ginger?
Linda August 21, 2018
Love this recipe. Wanna make it NOW. Please add the quantities for the candied ginger so I can make this. Thanks.
Franca August 14, 2018
I don't see any quantities for candied ginger in the ingredients list.