Zucchini Bread (Mattie’s Recipe)

Our Summer Camp is over and it was a BLAST! Some of the cutest kids in the world we’re here! I am going to miss them and the funny stories they tell us. I am also going to miss the staff and volunteers, but one thing I will not miss is Mattie’s Zucchini Bread! She gave me her recipe! Mattie was a volunteer cook for many, many years. We all love her dearly! She likes to spend time with her grandkids now, but sometimes she comes to visits and brings us her famous Zucchini Bread. Her book has been used so much it has lost it’s cover so I can’t give you the name of it. Actually, over half the book is missing, but the  Zucchini Bread Recipe is there so I am very happy!

Zucchini Bread Recipe www.thebearfootbaker.com

I am going to have a hard time finishing this post! My house smells wonderful after baking and the bread is inches away as I type! I love ya more than my zucchini bread so I will try very hard to finish for you!

  • I don’t know who Lucille Strevel is or where she got this recipe, but I wish I could thank her! This zucchini bread is so good the recipe has to be shared!

  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nuts. Set aside.

  • Beat eggs lightly.


  • Next, add sugar, oil, and vanilla.

  • Beat until creamy.

  • Stir in zucchini and pineapples. The pineapple is under the zucchini I promise! I would never forget the pineapples because it is what makes the bread super yummy!

  • Add the dry ingredients, only stirring until moistened.

  • Pour into 2 well-greased and floured loaf pans. I stirred mine a little more until the flour lumps disappeared.

Now for the icing!

  • Bring 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 3 Tbls. butter and 1/4 cup water or milk to a boil. You can use light or dark brown sugar. Either one works according to Mattie.

  • It will look like this! Next, remove from heat and add powdered sugar and the vanilla. I only used 2 cups of powdered sugar for my icing. I wanted it to pour it over my bread instead of spreading it like icing. I didn’t take a photo of the added sugar and vanilla because I was working really fast to get the drippy icing effect for my photo. It sets up very quickly!

Supplies for Zucchini Bread:

Zucchini Bread Recipe

This zucchini bread is a moist and delicious bread that is made with cinnamon, nuts, and pineapples. Delicious when topped with a brown sugar icing.
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  • Zucchini Bread Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of coarsely shredded zucchini
  • 1-8 ounce can of crushed pineapples drained

Zucchini Bread Icing Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 4 cups of powered sugar-If you want to pour the icing on the zucchini bread cut the powdered sugar down to two cups.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla


  • Zucchini Bread Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder, cinnamon, and nuts and set it aside.
  • Beat eggs lightly.
  • Next, add sugar, oil, and vanilla.
  • Beat until creamy.
  • Stir in zucchini and pineapples.
  • Add the dry ingredients, only stirring until moistened.
  • Stir into two well-greased and floured loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or up to an hour. Stick a toothpick in the center of the bread and when it comes out clean the bread is done.
  • Zucchini Bread Icing Directions
  • Bring the brown sugar, butter, and water to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and the vanilla and pour over the zucchini bread.
  • Enjoy!



If you let the cake is cool and add warm icing, then the icing will get hard and be difficult to spread. I will always make mine thin and pour it on. I think it looks prettier also.

I hope you give this recipe a try because it is SO GOOD! Thanks, Mattie and Lucille Strevel! I am going to go make some coffee, eat a piece of zucchini bread, and take a nap! Life is so good!!!!!

Bear hug,