Barefoot Contessa Zucchini Bread
Barefoot Contessa Zucchini Bread

Who would’ve imagined that someday the talk of the town would be zucchini bread? Zucchini bread has caught on the popular trend and many love eating and baking zucchini bread. One of the most renowned chefs Ina Garten who is also called Barefoot Contessa is popular because she serves one of the best Barefoot contessa zucchini bread. Not only that but she also is loved by her online followers, cookbook, and television show fans. 

She has an amazing set of cooking skills that she uses to make complicated dishes easier for people who wish to cook them themselves like the Barefoot Contessa Zucchini Bread recipe. This is why so many people use her recipes as a guide while cooking out their favourite recipes but in an easier manner. She makes use of ingredients that are common while preparing her recipes, this makes them even more accessible and easier to make. 

Her zucchini bread is a signature dish that is warm and sweet homemade bread with mild vegetables. This zucchini bread is quite similar to apple, pumpkin and other bread loves that are sweet and usually a Thanksgiving specialty. Have you ever tasted or made this lovely zucchini bread? If not, this is your cue to try out this zucchini bread recipe. And do not worry, this is an easy recipe that you can easily try to make and serve your guests for Thanksgiving or any other occasion as well. 

This easy recipe takes inspiration from Barefoot Contessa zucchini bread so it is easy to follow for you to make at home. This is perfect for times when you have to entertain friends over Thanksgiving dinner. 

Barefoot Contessa Zucchini Bread Recipe

As mentioned earlier, this is a simpler version of the Barefoot Contessa Zucchini bread recipe. It takes inspiration from the Barefoot Contessa Zucchini Bread recipe. You can easily make this at home for your guests and be sure that they will love this. This bread is similar to sweet loves like apple or pumpkin and a few other sweetbreads served during Thanksgiving. It is an easy and simple recipe to try out if you haven’t already. 

How to Make Barefoot Contessa Zucchini Bread Recipe?

To make Barefoot Contessa Zucchini bread you will need a set of good ingredients, some equipment along with our recipe. Sticking to the list of ingredients, equipment, and instructions you can make a wonderful Barefoot Contessa Zucchini bread. Do not worry about if you will be able to make it or not, just give it a try with the recipe mentioned below and you will be surprised how well it turns out to be. 

Equipment Needed

Here is a list of equipment that you will require to prepare and bake this Barefoot Contessa Zucchini bread. But, do not worry if you don’t have all the equipment you can easily find these at the store or look for them in your parent’s kitchen, though I’m pretty sure that you will have it with you already. 

  • 2 Non-stick loaf pans (8×4 or 8.5×4.5 )
  • 2 Medium Size mixing bowls 
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Measuring Cups 
  • Hand Mixer 
  • Measuring Spoons 


  • All-purpose flour (3 cups)
  • Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp)
  • Baking Powder (¼ tsp)
  • Baking Soda (1 tsp)
  • Ground Nutmeg (¼ tsp)
  • Sugar (2 cups)
  • Butter softened (1cup)
  • Vanilla (1 tsp)
  • Eggs (3, large )
  • Shredded Zucchini (2 cups)
  • Chopped walnuts (½ cup)
  • Ground cloves (¼ tsp)
  • Salt (1 tsp)

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1 

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees celsius. 

Step 2 

Take the loaf pans and grease them. Leave them aside till you arrange the rest of the ingredients. 

Step 3

Take a bowl and combine eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla and keep it aside. 

Step 4 

Take another bowl and add flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves to it. 

Step 5 

Take the first bowl that has the mixture of eggs, sugar, vanilla, and butter now using a hand mixer beat it at medium speed. Make sure you scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl while beating it so you have a smooth mixture. 

Step 6

To this wet mixture now add the mixture of dry ingredients that is flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves. After combining both the dry and wet mixtures, beat it but at low speed till all the ingredients have combined well. 

Step 7 

After everything is well combined, add the walnuts and zucchini to the mixture. 

Step 8 

After all the ingredients are combined, pour the mixture into the greased loaf pans and make sure it is evenly spread.  

Step 9 

Put the loaf pans in the oven and bake them for 55 to 65 minutes. If you wish to check if teh bread is cooked, at the center of the pan insert a toothpick, if it comes out clean it is cooked. If it doesn’t come out clean it needs more time to cook. 

Step 10

After the bread is cooked, take them out of the oven and leave it on the counter for around 10 minutes to let it cool down. 

Step 11

After it is a little cool, take them out of the loaf pans and let them cool completely before cutting and serving them. Voila! Your Barefoot Contessa Zucchini bread is ready to enjoy. 

 Barefoot Contessa Zucchini Bread Recipe Making Tips

  • You can serve this bread while it is hot as well, simply add a dollop of butter on top and spread it well to enhance the flavors of the bread. 
  • You can also use yellow squash or any mild squash instead of zucchini. 
  • You can also add dates, raisins, or cranberries to the bread. 
  • Avoid adding too much flour to the mixture, this will make a dense bread that has no taste instead of an airy one. 
  • Avoid packing the measuring cup with flour while measuring it and sift your flour to make the bread light. 
  • Avoid cooking the bread for too long, it will make it hard and crunchy. 
  • A flatbread means there is a problem with the baking powder. Use freshly opened baking powder to avoid having bread that goes flat after baking.  
  • Use proper loaf pans for the bread to cook evenly. 
  • Use a rubber spatula to take out the mixture as well as to spread it out evenly in the loaf pan. 


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