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Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Spice Streusel Topping

This Zucchini Bread is packed with flavor and its Pumpkin Spice Streusel Topping will make your kitchen smell amazing! It’s the perfect treat to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Spice Streusel Topping

Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Spice Streusel Topping is a delicious, healthy twist on your favorite fall breakfast. This recipe combines the best of two worlds by mixing zucchini into all-time favorites like pumpkin pie spice and butter for an amazing flavor combination that will have you coming back again and again!

How to Make Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Spice Streusel Topping

Why You’ll Love This Zucchini Bread Recipe

  • Zucchini bread makes a great gift! Package it in a decorative tin, and you have a food gift that would be welcome almost any time of the year.
  • A great way to use up leftover zucchini or from the garden.
  • Zucchini bread is moist and delicious with its own rich flavor.
  • Goes great with a cup of coffee!
  • Easy to make!

Tips for the Best Tasting Bread

  • Use room temperature eggs at least 10 minutes before beating them in a mixing bowl.
  • Do not over-mix the batter when adding wet and dry ingredients together.
  • Grate your zucchini into a bowl with large holes or grate into a cheesecloth and squeeze out excess water before adding it to the batter.
  • Use slightly cooled melted butter not too hot when adding it to the batter.
  • Be sure to grease and flour the pans well using non-stick baking spray with flour for easy removal of the baked loaves of bread.
  • This recipe makes for great muffins too—just bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes and test until done.

The best Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Spice Streusel Topping recipe

Zucchini Bread Variations 

  • If you are feeling especially festive, try adding some orange zest to the batter—it brings it up a notch.
  • Toss in some pumpkin seeds to the streusel topping for an extra bit of crunch.
  • For a richer, more decadent twist, try using chocolate chips in the streusel topping instead.
  • For an added treat, drizzle melted dark chocolate over the bread once it is cooled.
  • Add raisins or dried cranberries to this recipe if you like that added bit of tang.

Don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen? Prepare this recipe the night before and put it in the refrigerator overnight. Bake as usual the next day, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Zucchini Bread Ingredients

1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1-2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice, to taste
3/4 cup White Sugar
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Grated Zucchini, packed

Streusel Topping Ingredients

1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 Tablespoons Butter, melted

How to Make Zucchini Bread with Streusel Topping

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Grease and flour a standard-sized loaf pan. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together the sugars and oil until well combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until sugar no longer appears grainy.

Stir in the grated zucchini, followed by the dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened and no dry lumps remain. Fold the zucchini bread batter into the prepared loaf pan and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine all of the streusel topping ingredients, then sprinkle over the batter in the loaf pan.

Bake for 50-55 minutes, until well-browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm.

How to Store Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread can be stored in the refrigerator or the freezer. The bread will last longer when kept in the freezer, and can be microwaved to make it warm and crispy.

Can Zucchini Bread be Frozen?

Yes, zucchini bread can be frozen for up to three months. To do so let cool completely and then wrap the loaf tightly with aluminum foil or in two layers of plastic freezer wrap.  When you are ready to use the loaf, thaw it completely at room temperature before slicing and eating.

How Long is Zucchini Bread Good for?

Zucchini bread has a shelf life of about 2-3 days in room temperature if not sliced or 1 week in the refrigerator. To do so let cool completely and then wrap the loaf tightly with aluminum foil or store in an airtight container.

What to Eat with Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread is a delicious type of quick bread or cake that uses zucchini as an ingredient. It can be eaten on its own, with coffee, for breakfast, or even as a snack. When enjoying your next slice of this popular cake-like treat, consider accompanying it with butter or maple syrup.

Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Spice Streusel Topping

Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Spice Streusel Topping

Yield: Makes 1 Loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This Zucchini Bread is packed with flavor and its Pumpkin Spice Streusel Topping will make your kitchen smell amazing! It's the perfect treat to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Ingredients

Zucchini Bread Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice, to taste
  • 3/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Grated Zucchini, packed

Streusel Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter, melted

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
    2. Grease and flour a standard-sized loaf pan. Set aside.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
    4. In a large bowl, beat together the sugars and oil until well combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until sugar no longer appears grainy.
    5. Stir in the grated zucchini, followed by the dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened and no dry lumps remain. Fold the zucchini bread batter into the prepared loaf pan and set aside.
    6. In a small bowl, combine all of the streusel topping ingredients, then sprinkle over the batter in the loaf pan.
    7. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until well-browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm.

Notes

Tips for the Best Tasting Bread

  • Use room temperature eggs at least 10 minutes before beating them in a mixing bowl.
  • Do not over-mix the batter when adding wet and dry ingredients together.
  • Grate your zucchini into a bowl with large holes or grate into a cheesecloth and squeeze out excess water before adding it to the batter.
  • Use slightly cooled melted butter not too hot when adding it to the batter.
  • Be sure to grease and flour the pans well using non-stick baking spray with flour for easy removal of the baked loaves of bread.
  • This recipe makes for great muffins too—just bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes and test until done.

Zucchini Bread Variations 

  • If you are feeling especially festive, try adding some orange zest to the batter—it brings it up a notch.
  • Toss in some pumpkin seeds to the streusel topping for an extra bit of crunch.
  • For a richer, more decadent twist, try using chocolate chips in the streusel topping instead.
  • For an added treat, drizzle melted dark chocolate over the bread once it is cooled.
  • Add raisins or dried cranberries to this recipe if you like that added bit of tang.

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