Courgette Bread with Cinnamon Sugar

    2 hours 30 min

    A delicious loaf made with courgettes, which keeps the bread exceptionally moist. The cinnamon sugar topping creates a wonderful crunch on top. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

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    Makes: 2 loaves

    • 3 beaten eggs
    • 250ml vegetable oil
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 2 courgette, grated
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 80g raisins
    • 375g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr10min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Prepare two loaf tins with cooking oil spray.
    2. In a small bowl, make the cinnamon sugar by mixing together 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Set aside.
    3. Mix the eggs, vegetable oil, sugar, courgette and vanilla extract together in a large bowl; add the raisins. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
    4. Whisk the flour mixture into the courgette mixture, stirring until almost all the lumps are gone. Divide the batter between the two prepared loaf tins; sprinkle the tops with the dark brown soft sugar-cinnamon mixture.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the tins for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

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    Yummeeeee.... I have young twins and so wanted a lower sugar version- I halved the sugar and it was still as yum and suitable for them to enjoy!  -  22 Nov 2013


    I cut this recipe back to 12 servings and made muffins out of the batter. Instead of vegetable oil, I used melted butter. I cut the melted butter by half and substituted homemade applesauce for the other half. I also increased the baking powder/baking soda and cinnamon to a teaspoon each and I used organic raisins. Very good zucchini bread recipe--very moist and slightly chewy. We really liked the cinnamon sugar topping but there needed to be a little more. We'll increase it next time. I think I'll add a half cup of pecans next time, too, as one of the other reviewer's suggested.  -  23 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was delicious!!! I made so many batches and gave them to friends and family. They all loved them!!! And now i have tons of people asking for the recipe. However I didnt add the raisins ... I've never been a big raisin fan. And i added more cinnamon. Also i made a batch with walnuts which was also very yummy  -  18 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)