Bountiful Zucchini Bread

In August, there's a surplus of certain vegetables, one of which is zucchini. Even if you don't have a garden, you'll find them for a great price at the grocery store or farmer's market. And if you're lucky, you have a neighbor or co-worker who will gladly share their zucchini abundance. 

Because Tastefully Simple's Bountiful Beer Bread Mix® is so versatile, you can make it into anything from Bountiful Breakfast Bread to Bountiful Cheesy Biscuits to Beer Batter for Fish. I decided that because the miraculous bread does all of those things, I'd likely be able to make it into an easy zucchini bread to share with my family.

I made a loaf with chocolate chips and one without. I preferred the version without; my kids, however, preferred the one with chocolate chips. Either way, this loaf makes a great breakfast treat, snack or something to share with company ... and it's a great way to use up that extra zucchini!


Bountiful Zucchini Bread


  • 12 oz. lemon-lime soda
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (approximately 1 small zucchini)
  • 1½ tsp. cinnamon, divided
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • ¼ cup sugar


Preheat oven to 350°. Grate zucchini, pour in soda and add Bountiful Beer Bread Mix and 1 tsp. cinnamon; stir. Add in chocolate chips, if desired. Pour into greased 9 x 5 loaf pan. Melt butter; stir in sugar and ½ tsp. cinnamon. Pour over bread mixture. Bake for 60 minutes. Cool completely before slicing.

Tips and Hints

  • I used a cheese grater to shred my zucchini. Having a little less than 1 cup is fine, but don't use more than 1 cup per loaf. This bread will take longer to cook and might turn out too moist.
  • Try substituting cinnamon chips for chocolate chips to mix it up a bit. You may want to cut back on the added cinnamon if you go this route.
  • Raisins instead of chocolate chips or cinnamon chips would also be a great substitution, and a little healthier if you plan to serve it for breakfast.
  • A combination of carrots and zucchini would also be really good in this bread. Make sure that the combination of the two isn't more than 1 cup per loaf.
  • You could use other types of soda as well. I'd try something a little sweeter to add a bit more flavor to the bread.
  • You could make these into 12 muffins. Decrease your baking time to about 20 minutes.
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