Best Ever Pecan Praline Zucchini Bread

If you’re looking for a Zucchini Bread recipe that everyone will go CRAZY over, you NEED to give this Pecan Praline Zucchini Bread a try! It’s perfect for dessert, brunch, or a kid-friendly snack. It’s the BEST quick bread recipe I’ve made this summer.

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This time of year, I make a TON of Snickerdoodle Zucchini Bread with the surplus of zucchini I get from my local CSA.

I love trying to experiment and come up with new recipes. So, last weekend, for the first time, I decided to change things up a bit and combine the main components of my family’s favorite zucchini bread with a modified version of the pecan praline topping I like to use on my muffins.

The results were amazing – we’ve already gone through 4 loaves of this dessert quick bread.

3 slices of pecan praline zucchini bread

Why You’ll LOVE This Delicious Recipe

  • There are so many zucchini bread recipes out there and some of them can be a bit bland. With its sweet pecan topping and the crumble mixed into the loaf, this one is a standout.
  • This recipe creates a very moist zucchini bread. It’s best the next morning after it’s been sitting for a day and the flavors have had time to meld. That being said, it’s a good thing this recipe makes two loaves, as it’s likely your family will eat an entire loaf almost as soon as this comes out of the oven.
  • It will quickly become one of your favorite recipes and makes the perfect snack.
  • Quick breads are so versatile. They are as equally perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning as they are for dessert after dinner.
  • It’s a great way to use up all of your extra zucchini!

What You’ll Need to Make Pecan Praline Zucchini Bread

sliced pecan praline zucchini bread loaf

Bread

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups grated fresh zucchini (wet – do not dry it out first)

Pecan Praline Topping

  • 1 ½ cups of chopped pecan pieces (measure pecans before chopping)
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup butter, melted

How to Make Pecan Praline Zucchini Bread

2 loafs of quick bread

Step One

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Next, coat two loaf pans (I used 4 ½“ x 8 ½“ pans) really well with the cooking spray of your choice.

Step Two

In a large bowl, beat oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until well combined.

Next, in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until everything is well combined.

Now, gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix until well combined. (The batter will be thick.)

Next, add the shredded zucchini to the batter and mix again until everything is completely mixed together.

Step Three

In a separate, medium-sized bowl, mix together the pecans, brown sugar, flour, and butter until well combined and a “crumble” forms.

Step Four

First, fill half of each loaf pan with batter and top each pan with ½ cup of the Pecan Praline Topping.

Next, divide the remaining batter between the two pans and divide the remaining praline mixture over the tops of each loaf.

Bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until a cake tester or knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Allow the bread to cool completely on a wire rack prior to serving.

close up of pecan zucchini bread in a loaf pan

Easiest Way to Shred Zucchini

It only takes 3-4 minutes to shred the zucchini needed for this recipe using a traditional box grater. Since it’s so quick and easy, I skip the pulling out my food processer and just shred the zucchini manually.

I hope you’ll love this delicious, crowd-pleasing dessert bread as much as my family does.

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3 slices of pecan praline zucchini bread

Best Ever Pecan Praline Zucchini Bread

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If you're looking for a Zucchini Bread recipe that everyone will go CRAZY over, you NEED to give this Pecan Praline Zucchini Bread a try! It's perfect for dessert, brunch, or a kid-friendly snack.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:45 mins

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups grated fresh zucchini wet - do not dry it out first

Pecan Praline Topping

  • 1 ½ cups of chopped pecan pieces measure pecans before chopping
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup butter melted

Instructions

Step One

  • Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Next, coat two loaf pans (I used 4 ½“ x 8 ½“ pans) really well with the cooking spray of your choice.

Step Two

  • In a large bowl, beat oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until well combined.
  • Next, in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until everything is well combined.
  • Now, gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix until well combined. (The batter will be thick.)
  • Next, add the shredded zucchini to the batter and mix again until everything is completely mixed together.

Step Three

  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, mix together the pecans, brown sugar, flour, and butter until well combined and a “crumble” forms.

Step Four

  • First, fill half of each loaf pan with batter and top each pan with ½ cup of the Pecan Praline Topping.
  • Next, divide the remaining batter between the two pans and divide the remaining praline mixture over the tops of each loaf.
  • Bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until a cake tester or knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the bread to cool completely on a wire rack prior to serving.
Course: Quick Bread
Servings: 2 Loaves
Author: Snug and Cozy Life

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  1. Thanks For Sharing this Amazing Recipe. My Family Loved It. I will be sharing this Recipe with my Friends. Hope They will like it.

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