Saturday, January 7, 2012

Grandma Carson's Pineapple Zucchini Bread

Pin It Now! This zucchini bread recipe is essential in regions where zucchini is bountiful and a nice treat for those of us who live in regions where it is harder to come by. It is truly the best zucchini bread recipe I have tried, and after living in Alaska for 10 years and trying many, many recipes, I can say Grandma Carson found the best! I found the recipe in her tin recipe box after Robert and I moved to Alaska in 1998. Art always had lots of zucchini for me to experiment with from the farm, so this recipe was one I used often. It is very moist, and is good plain, buttered, or toasted. The pineapple is not really detectable as a flavor, but rather just serves to keep the bread moist and delicious.

Grandma Carson's Pineapple Zucchini Bread

Dorothy Carson, submitted by Michelle N.
Michelle N. Notes:  The recipe calls for making these loaves in standard 9x5 inch loaf pans, but I've also had good luck using miniature loaf pans (adjusting baking time accordingly). Another tip is to shred your zucchini as you harvest it during the summer, and then freeze it in 2 cup batches so that you can pull the zucchini out in the off-season to use in this recipe for a winter treat.


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups coarsely shredded zuchini
  • 1 can (8 1/2 oz) well drained crushed pineapple
  • 2 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups unsifted flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)


  1. Beat eggs, add oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat until light and foamy. Stir in zucchini and pineapple.
  2. Combine soda, baking powder, cinnamon, flour, and salt, stir well. Add raisins and nuts if desired and stir all into zucchini mixture.
  3. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9x5 loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until done. Cool in pans for 10 min and then turn out on cake racks.
Yield: 2 loaves

Prep Time: 00:20
Cook time: 01:00


Calories: 218
Total carbs: 30