Zucchini Orange Date Nut Bread - Dee Dee's

Diane Hopson Smith


If you don't care for Zucchini, this moist and delicious bread may just change your mind! It did mine!

When I was still working, an elderly customer that I was very fond of would come in the bank and share gardening tips and recipes with me. This is a recipe that she shared with me and boy am I glad she did!

Use coconut oil and honey for a heathier treat.

Hope you enjoy this as much I do!


★★★★★ 3 votes

20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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  • 3 large
  • 1 c
    cooking oil (or 3/4 cup) (i used 3/4 cup coconut oil)
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar (or 1 cup honey) (i used 1 cup honey)

  • 1 3/4 c
    zucchini, unpeeled and grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange peel (zest)
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1 c
    dates, chopped
  • 1 c
    nuts, chopped (i used walnuts)
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make Zucchini Orange Date Nut Bread - Dee Dee's


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, cooking oil and sugar together until creamy and well blended; add zucchini, orange peel, orange juice, dates, nuts and vanilla; mix well. Set aside.
  3. Stir the flour mixture into the creamy ingredients. Stir until well blended
  4. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan; pour in the batter and bake for about 45 minutes or until well done. IT TOOK ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS IN MY OVEN! My oven is new. So, just make sure it’s done before removing from oven. I used a cake tester to test, tested until it came out clean. You can use a toothpick for same results.
  5. NOTE: When I poured the ingredients in the pan, I was certain this batter would rise and run over in to the oven so I placed a piece of aluminum foil under the pan in case it did. It did rise about 1-inch over the top of pan, but it didn’t run over. Perhaps this could be put into 2 loaf pans and baked for 45 minutes.
  6. Serving suggestions: Spread with cream cheese to serve.

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About Zucchini Orange Date Nut Bread - Dee Dee's

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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