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Pina Colada Zucchini Bread

At my husband's urging, I entered this recipe at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and won first place! I think you'll love the cakelike texture and tropical flavors. —Sharon Rydbom, Tipton, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 loaves (12 slices each)


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon each coconut, rum and vanilla extracts
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup canned crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or chopped pecans


  • Line the bottoms of 3 greased and floured 8x4-in. loaf pans with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, oil and extracts. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the zucchini, pineapple and walnuts.
  • Transfer to prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Gently remove waxed paper.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 225 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Jolyanne
    Oct 5, 2020

    Yummy! I cut the sugar to 2.5 cups and only used 1 cup of oil.

  • Barbara
    Sep 7, 2020

    Great recipe, but as is there is too much oil so I gave 4 stars. Made this twice. First time and cut recipe in half. Felt it would be too much oil and was. Second time I made the full recipe, but cut oil to 1 cup. This is definitely a keeper. Also for folks trying out the recipe, don't worry that it seems too dry a batter when mixing wet to dry. Once you fold in the zucchini and pineapple it's perfect.

  • hendo12345
    Aug 22, 2020

    Every person that tries this LOVES it!!!

  • Curt
    Aug 16, 2020

    This is probably the best zucchini bread recipe I have ever tried, and I have tried very many over the years. The favors are subtle but that was one of the things that my family liked the most.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Aug 9, 2020

    Very good and moist, but I also had a problem getting it cooked all the way through. I also added more of each of the extracts to give it more flavor.

  • Melissa
    Aug 8, 2020

    Super moist!! I added coconut, and decreased oil and made up difference with Malibu Coconut Rum. I will definitely be making it again!!

  • Becky
    Aug 3, 2020

    Made this recipe today. It is the best zucchini bread recipe ever! Thanks for sharing!

  • resalee
    Aug 2, 2020

    Absolutely delicious, so moist and flavorful! I didn't have waxed paper so I just heavily greased the pans. I could have divided the recipe in half because it makes a lot. But, it was so good we ate a bunch of it right away and shared the rest with neighbors.

  • Brenda
    Jul 30, 2020

    No comment left

  • Jellybug
    Jul 29, 2020

    I made these loaves and the family loved it. I love how easy it was to make and how delicious it was. I will make it again for Thanksgiving!!