Zucchini Pineapple Bread

My favorite piece of Zucchini Pineapple Bread is always the end piece because it’s tender on the inside with a slight crunch at first bite while still being a little chewy-in a good way! I also love to toast it and spread cream cheese on it for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Zucchini Pineapple Bread

You won’t need an electric mixer for this recipe. Just stir and spoon into the pans. I usually choose to make the three 8×4-inch pans so I can eat one, give one away, and freeze one.

The crushed pineapple adds a yummy tropical flavor but along with the zucchini, it also helps keep the bread moist and tender for days. As you can see in the picture above, the crust is nicely browned and has a slight crunch on the edges.

Zucchini Pineapple Bread sliced on a wire rack. One slice toasted and spread with cream cheese on parchment paper

Have you ever toasted zucchini bread and spread the crispy slice with cream cheese? It is the Southerner’s equivalent to a New Yorker’s toasted bagel with cream cheese…only better!

Don’t limit this yummy bread to breakfast. Make it on the weekend and surprise your kids with a flavorful after school snack or even pack it in their lunches. And don’t forget to pack yourself a slice or two in your lunch!

What are you making with all that zucchini in your garden? Don’t have a garden? Barter with someone that does. Maybe you can help someone organize their closet or help them with a budget. We all have a skill that someone else might not have. Share your skills and they will share their garden! If all else fails, zucchini is plentiful at the grocery stores right now and usually on sale.

Leave a comment if you make Zucchini Pineapple Bread and let me know what you think. If you make one of my recipes use #gritsandgouda on Instagram or tag me at @gritsandgouda.

Zucchini Pineapple Bread
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
57 mins

My favorite part of Zucchini Pineapple Bread is the soft and chewy end piece. I also like to toast it in the toaster and spread cream cheese on it for breakfast or an afternoon snack. No mixer needed on this quick bread-just a spoon and bowl.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lunchbox, pineapple, quick bread, snack, zucchini
Servings: 18 servings
Author: GritsAndGouda.com
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini about 2 small to medium zucchini
  • 1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, drained (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large paper plate or medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I like to use a large, rimmed paper plate so I only have to wash one bowl.

  3. Whisk eggs or stir with a fork in a large bowl. No mixer needed for this recipe.
  4. Press zucchini between paper towels to pat dry, then add to the eggs in the bowl. Add pineapple, oil and vanilla and stir well.

  5. Add dry ingredients to the zucchini mixture and stir until dry ingredients are  moistened. Spoon batter into two lightly greased 9x5-inch loaf pans or three 8x4-inch loaf pans. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Author: gritsandgouda

Hi! I’m Kathleen. I’m a food stylist, recipe developer, cookbook author, and event planner loving life in a charming town called Gardendale, Alabama, with my husband and two teenage children. I love to cook and laugh…not necessarily in that order.

4 thoughts

  1. This is hands down the best zucchini bread I’ve ever made. It’s lighter and fluffier than other recipes I have used. This recipe will be my go-to for zucchini bread from now on!

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