Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves

Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves

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Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves – a slice or two of these delicious, subtly spiced, little loaves is the perfect summertime treat.

Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves

I am so happy that zucchini season has arrived here in New England. I love zucchini in all sort of preparations — grilled, in salads, in egg dishes and, of course, in zucchini bread. Everyone in my family loves zucchini bread, especially my 7-year old son.

Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves

A couple of months ago, my son’s allergy doctor recommended that my son eat a baked good, containing eggs, everyday for 6 months. You can read more about why he recommended this in my post for Lemon Buttermilk Mini Loaves, the gist of it being that I now have a great excuse to do a lot of baking, with my son’s preferences in mind.

One of the first things my son requested that I bake was zucchini bread. I’m delighted that we now have fresh zucchini available locally to make these delicious Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves.

Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves

I have made a number of different recipes for zucchini bread over the years, all of which typically include cinnamon. This time I wanted to add some additional spices, similar to those in my Spiced Pumpkin Mini Muffins, which are another of my son’s favorites. Thus in addition to cinnamon, I added nutmeg and cloves.

The resulting Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves, smell so good and taste delicious. The spices definitely come through, but in a nice subtle way and complement the zucchini beautifully. Both my son and my husband declared that this was the best zucchini bread I have ever made. So, this will definitely now be my go-to zucchini bread recipe.

Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves

This recipe can be used to make either two 9×5-inch regular size loaves or five 5 3/4 x 3-inch mini loaves. I decided to make mini loaves, because I find mini loaves so cute and I love using my Wilton Mini Loaf Pans (affiliate link).

Zucchini bread goes fast at my house. But, if for some reason we weren’t able to eat all of it soon enough, I find that it is easier to find room in my freezer for a couple of mini loaves, than it is to find room for a regular size loaf.

Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves

Mini loaves are also great for gift giving. These Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves would make great hostess gifts for summer parties, they would also be nice favors to give guests at the end of a dinner party.

One of my favorite gifts to give is a pretty gift bag containing a mini loaf or two and a jar of jam, either homemade or from a farmer’s market.

Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves

A slice or two of these delicious Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves is wonderful at breakfast along with a cup of coffee. This fragrant zucchini bread also makes a great afternoon snack with a tall glass of iced-tea or lemonade.

Does your family have a favorite way to enjoy zucchini? Let me know in the comments below!

Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves - a slice or two of these delicious, subtly spiced, little loaves is the perfect summertime treat.


  1. This looks good although it’s not low calories. That’s o.k. I get a lot of pleasure just looking at all your lovely photos. BTW, I love grey and cloudy days. Being from the Puget Sound area of Washington State, I miss them down here in the Valley of the Sun. We love rain when it comes and the overcast makes it cozy staying inside and fiddling around with reading, cooking and just being here.

  2. This is my go to recipe for all the zucchini that takes over my garden. Does anyone know what the conversation be to make these into muffins?

  3. try half carrot half zucchini, and I mix fresh blueberries into the mixture, they pop in loaf when it bakes. then coat the loaves in orange cream cheese frosting. Scott H.

  4. I have everything on hand except for the ground cloves. Is it ok to leave it out or can I substitute ground allspice?

  5. What a awesome recipe i made it and they are delicious they were a big hit here in the house with my family.i reduced the sugar by half they were so good.

    • Hi, I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed this recipe, I too often reduce the sugar and it is indeed still good!

  6. Great Recipe Joy!! Tis the season for zucchini bread!! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Pinned!

  7. I made this recipe the other day because I have so much zucchini from the garden this year. It tastes absolutely perfect and even my (incredibly picky) toddler loved it! Thank you!

  8. What a great recipe! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my FB Page! We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!

  9. I love zucchini bread. My step-mom used to make it in tin cans so that it would be round. Then she wrapped it in a pretty, decorated plastic gift bag and tied it with some curling ribbon. Now, I want to go make some. I’ll have to go to town for zucchini, first, though.

  10. Hi Joy!! I love this and will be featuring you tomorrow!! Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love partying with you!! Pinned!

  11. These bread look FANTASTIC Joy 🙂
    I was just talking to a friend today, about how sad that here people are not used (yet) to zucchini bread/cakes etc. It so unfamiliar here and it’s a shame

  12. These mini zucchini loaves are just so cute! I love the extra spices you’ve added in. I will definitely have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I haven’t made a zucchini bread in a long time. Your spiced version sounds like a nice twist. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  14. Hi Joy, these are tempting me to find some zucchini and make bread, I have been more into cookies lately.

    Thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girl WW, you always bring flavorful recipes.

    Have a bakingtastic week!!

  15. These little loaves are perfect for sharing! I slice would be perfect with a cup of tea right now! I can just imagine how wonderful these smell while baking!

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