Fluffy Zucchini Bread

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Looking for a soft homemade bread? You will love this Zucchini Bread, which is perfect for big breakfasts! Bread making is one of my addictions since I LOVE that tempting smell of bread baking in oven. When the whole house is filled with that smell, I feel that our home becomes a real home where lots of family members live in. Right, I miss the times when all my family members including grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins used to gather and have great meals together. My grandma would bake scrumptious breads then and it was a real joy for all of us to have those breads right from oven! You know what? My grandma would make butter too from the milk of her own cows. Homemade bread with homemade butter, can you imagine that? A breakfast to die for!

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Who doesn’t love a little butter melting on a newly baked bread? When you know that it’s a healthy zucchini bread, you can feel less guilty!

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I use whole wheat flour when making breads and this whole wheat bread is a classic one in our home. I use carrot and walnuts in that one and I wanted to try zucchini and cheese in this one. And it resulted in this soft and fluffy zucchini bread! I can hear you asking how it becomes that fluffy with whole wheat flour. The secret is grated zucchini inside. It gives a super softness to the bread. So I have another healthy and soft bread with whole wheat flour now!

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You just need some time to make this zucchini bread since you will wait the dough twice; both after kneading it and after dividing it into balls.

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You see how it rises after 40 minutes. It’s ready to go into oven now!

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If you love to make your own bread, you must give this zucchini bread a try! You can use all purpose flour too if you are a fan of cotton like white breads. Just be careful with the amount of water then, you might need to use less.

I’m sending this fluffy zucchini bread to YeastSpotting!

love picnic

We made this zucchini bread last weekend and wanted to double our joy by having it in an open area. Then, completely out of the blue, we decided to have a picnic in our favorite park in Eskisehir. Our last picnic was last Summer and we missed it a lot! Since it was a sudden decision, we didn’t spend long hours to prepare things; unlike a typical Turkish picnic with barbecue and lots of meat, it would be a simple picnic with our zucchini bread, cheese, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers and a little jam with us. And we took Turkish tea in a flask as a drink. It was a wonderful brunch for us and we will be doing it often until our baby comes. I even took pictures of my husband Yusuf when he was taking the picture of this bread and shared it on my “Who am I” page. Check it out!

And here is the recipe for Kabakli Ekmek:

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Fluffy Zucchini Bread
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Homemade fluffy zucchini bread with whole wheat flour.
Serves: 10-12
  • 3 zucchinis, grated (2 ½ cup when squeezed)
  • 1 tsp salt, for zucchinis
  • 6 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp dry instant yeast
  • ½ cup kasar cheese or parmesan, grated
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ cup lukewarm water
  • Coating:
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp butter, for the pan
  1. Grate zucchinis into a strainer, sprinkle salt on it and wait 15 minutes so that it releases excessive juice.
  2. Squeeze grated zucchinis with your hands after 15 minutes.
  3. Mix flour, yeast, cheese, salt and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
  4. Toss in zucchinis and mix.
  5. Add in olive oil and water. Mix with your hand.
  6. Knead it for about 10 minutes.
  7. You can add a little extra water or flour to have a soft dough.
  8. Cover it and wait for 1 hour.
  9. Sift a little flour on the counter and divide the dough into 7 balls.
  10. Butter the cake pan and place dough balls into it giving a flower shape.
  11. Mix yogurt and 1 tbsp olive oil and brush the tops of balls with this mixture.
  12. Sprinkle sesame and nigella seeds on it.
  13. Cover it and wait for 30 minutes.
  14. Preheat oven at 200C.
  15. Bake it until golden, for 50 minutes.
  16. Cool it on a wire rack.


  1. says

    I am dying to make this Zucchini bread now. After a failed attempt with Zucchini n baking, I have never been able to gather courage to try it on again. After reading your experience, am so looking forward to make it again. Hopefully for good this time :)

  2. says

    Well you got me right at the start with the warm bread and melting butter! :) Love the look of this zucchini bread – and isn’t it just great when the weather turns and it’s picnic season again. :)

    • says

      Newly baked bread and melting butter makes a perfect breakfast itself! Hopefully, we can have real picnics with lots of meat before the birth!

  3. says

    I love the little individual rolls of zucchini bread. How delicious. I can tell it has a little crispy crust and chewy inside from those awesome pictures your hubby took. What a super guy to help you will your site and photography. I just get excited if my family doesn’t eat something before I have a chance to get a photo. Have a super weekend. BAM

    • says

      Thank you Bam! He is always my biggest assistant at home! And I become his assistant when he’s shooting :) I know that feeling, I make sure that he’s full before starting taking pictures! Wish you a nice weekend!

  4. says

    Yummy Zerrin! I have had many sweet zucchini breads and it is now wonderful to get the savory version too, looks so delicious! Big fan of nigella and sesame seeds, this one is a keeper : )

    • says

      You know what? I’ve never had sweet zucchini bread, I always use zucchini in savory treats. I added a little sesame inside bread and it gave a nice flavor!

  5. says

    This looks simply amazing. Now to go and track down some zucchinis so I can make this…and soon! Thank you so much for sharing, my friend!

    • says

      I know you love baking Monet, so it will be so easy to make this bread for you! You will love the softness zucchini gives to it!

    • says

      Hi Lisa! That combination is unforgettable! I still remember it with all my senses! It turned our picnic to a great feast! We will definitely make it again!

  6. says

    Found your recipe on feastie.com – Just baked this bread, thank you for the great recipe and mouth-watering pictures!
    Used vegan mozzarella cheese instead of real one, and mixed regularflour with oat flour (didn’t have enough, so had to grate some oat flakes :)
    Used way more seeds than the recipe calls for – it’s just my thing, putting different seeds everywhere they can go :)
    The bread raised very well and is truly fluffy!

  7. Sarah says

    Delish! I can’t wait to try it this weekend. And that photo of you and your husband – aww, it warms my heart :)

    • says

      Hi Sarah, this is a bit moist soft bread and a great way to make zucchini haters eat zucchini. That photo of us was taken a year ago, now our son is already 10 months old! Can’t believe it myself!

  8. Bob says

    I have no clue as to what nigella seeds are and absolutely no chance if finding them where I live (Merida, Mexico). What can I sub for these?


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