Did you go a little crazy at the farmer’s market this week or is your outdoor garden blooming like crazy and you have an abundance of zucchini?
There’s a good chance you have more zucchini in the house than you know what to do with. Did you know that you can create delicious dessert recipes out of zucchini?
Turns out there are plenty of delicious zucchini recipes that are so much more than a zucchini boat. These recipes turn this versatile squash on its head by making some sweet and unexpected out of it.
I wish I knew about these dessert recipes when I was younger. Growing up, we had a small vegetable garden in the backyard that had all sorts of vegetables including zucchini. The zucchini plant exploded, it grew so much and so fast that we didn’t know what to do with all of them. I remember making plenty of savory dishes but I never thought about making a dessert.
Now that I know what to do with zucchini, I am beyond happy to make tasty breads, cakes, cookies and brownies all made from zucchini! Turns out the zucchini helps keep the breads and cakes moist and it’s a really sneaky way to get a little bit of veggies into your diet, even your kids won’t know.
Scroll down to see all 17 zucchini desserts that will make you think differently about zucchini!
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1. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Found from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Here’s a recipe that will have you asking where did all the vegetables go? This moist double chocolate zucchini bread is a rich and chocolaty. You won’t be able to stop yourself from digging in.
2. Zucchini Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
Found from Lauren’s Latest
These zucchini lemon poppy seed cookies are like little pillows of heaven. The fresh lemon zest is bright and flavorful. These cookies really transform how you think of zucchini.
3. Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread
Found from Made to be a Momma
This blueberry banana zucchini bread is moist and bursting with flavor. In each bite you will get a burst of blueberry or banana. You can keep it simple or you can fancy it up by adding fruit, walnuts or even a cinnamon swirl.
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4. Zucchini Carrot Apple Bread
Found from Will Cook for Friends
This zucchini carrot apple bread is the perfect blend between a moist zucchini bread and a spiced carrot cake. The veggies make it easy to convince yourself that eating half a loaf all on your own is a totally appropriate breakfast option. It’s basically a salad, right?!
5. Chewy Butterscotch Zucchini Blondies
Found from Creations by Kara
After one bite of these chewy butterscotch zucchini blondie bars, you’ll start gathering all the zucchini instead of giving it away. This recipe includes browned butter and brown sugar which gives them a nice caramel flavor and adds to the chewiness factor.
6. Lemon Zucchini Bread
Found from Gonna Want Seconds
This lemony bread is so moist and flavorful. Its a punch of bright citrus in every bite. To complete this lemon zucchini bread top it with a simple lemon glaze that makes you forget that there is even zucchini in it!
7. Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze
Found from Averie Cooks
Chocolate chips are woven throughout the cake and chocolate ganache is poured over the top. If you didn’t see the green flakes you wouldn’t even know that is zucchini in this bundt cake. It’s seriously so good!
8. Lime Coconut Zucchini Bread
Found from A Latte Food
Here’s a quick bread recipe that is flavored with a bit of lime, sweet coconut, and topped with a fresh lime glaze and toasted coconut! You can also turn this loaf cake into lime coconut zucchini bread muffins or mini bundt cakes.
9. Double Chocolate Coconut Oil Zucchini Muffins with Caramelized Buckwheat
Found from Half Baked Harvest
These muffins will have you jumping up and down with excitement because they will not only use a ton of zucchini but it also tastes fantastic. This recipe has healthy things like zucchini, buckwheat, coconut oil, cacao powder and ok a lot of dark chocolate. In my book, dark chocolate is good for you especially when it’s baked with other really healthy ingredients!
10. Cinnamon Roll Zucchini Bread
Found from Eat Cake for Dinner
Cinnamon rolls are a definite crowd favorite and now you can easily make a cinnamon roll bread packed with zucchini. You will happily enjoy zucchini in this cinnamon roll zucchini bread!
11. Low Carb Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Frosting
Found from All Day I Dream About Food
This is the best low carb lemon blueberry cake. Zucchini, blueberries and lemon come together in a heavenly delicious sugar-free layer cake. This dessert is so much more than a sweet treat its something you will love to make time and time again!
12. Spiced Zucchini Bundt Cake
Found from Dishes and Dust Bunnies
If you’re looking for a different but delicious way to prepare zucchini, you should definitely try out this spiced zucchini cake! Have this with a cup of coffee or for a quick brunch!
13. Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
Found from Shugary Sweets
These chocolate zucchini brownies are rich and moist and have no hint of a veggie taste. The frosting on top is silky smooth and makes these brownies a stand out that can be delicious for any event!
14. Lemon Raspberry Zucchini Bread
Found from Eat Cake for Dinner
This sweet bread is paired with the slightly tart raspberries which makes this bread loved by all. The zucchini dissolves during baking and if you peel it, you can’t even tell it’s in there. This bread is so soft and moist and don’t forget about the sweet lemony glaze on top.
15. Peanut Butter Zucchini Squares
Found from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
These peanut butter squares are paired with a cream cheese frosting. The carrots and zucchini are cut so thin that they particularly dissolve and that’s how these bars stay so moist and flavorful.
16. Pumpkin Zucchini Cake
Found from Dash of Sanity
There is no such thing of a dry crumbly cake when it comes to this Pumpkin Zucchini Cake, so if that is what you are looking for close the page now, this cake is not meant for you.
17. Lemon Zucchini Cupcakes
Found from Spend with Pennies
If you’ve never baked with zucchini before, it’s something you absolutely MUST try! You can’t taste the flavor of zucchini in your baking but it makes your baking so moist and amazing, the kids will never know!
It’s really exciting to know how to utilize the zucchini in so many delicious dessert recipes. These recipes go way beyond the zucchini boat and will also satisfy your sweet tooth!
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