Zucchini Coffee Cake Recipe

Whether you have a bumper crop of zucchini or just enjoy this yummy summer treat, you are going to love this delicious zucchini coffee cake recipe.
Zucchini Coffee Cake Recipe - This is the BEST zucchini recipe I've found!!! Yummy for breakfast, dessert, or taking to a potluck.

This recipe is more than just an excuse to use up extra zucchini!

It has an amazing flavor and a delicious topping that make it a family favorite recipe in our house!

Zucchini Recipe

make the zucchini coffee cake

In a large bowl mix add 1 1/2 cup brown sugar.

add the liquid ingredients

Next, add 1/3 cup oil (we use canola/coconut blend for health reasons), 1 cup milk, and 1 egg.

mix in the seasoning

Add in 1 teas baking soda,1 teas vanilla, and 1/2 teas salt.

add the zest of a lemon

Add the zest from 1 lemon (or orange if you prefer). It’s really not complicated to grate the peel and it will give it an amazing FLAVOR!

add flour

Now add in 2 1/2 cups flour.

add 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini

Finally, mix in about 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini.

Streusal Topping

make the coffee bread topping

To make the coffee bread topping you are going to mix the following in a separate bowl and blend using a pastry blender (like you would use to make a pie crust)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup butter
grease your pan

Now butter or spray your 9x13 pan.

layer the batter and topping ending with the topping

Spread 1/2 of your batter then sprinkle with 1/2 of your topping. Pour on the remaining batter and sprinkle with the remaining topping.

bake for 45 minutes

Put your Zucchini Coffee Cake in the oven at 350 F for 40 minutes.

let it cool for 5-10 minutes if you can wait!

Oooooh it is smelling fantastic and looks so yummy…. but give it 5-10 minutes to cool before cutting and serving it up.

This just may be your new favorite coffee cake recipe - YUM!

This zucchini coffee cake recipe will become a new favorite at your house. It is delicious, uses up zucchini, and the lemon gives it a special little something! [see all recipes here!]

Zucchini Coffee Cake Recipe

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teas cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
Breakfast Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil (I use Canola/Coconut Blend)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teas baking soda
  • 1 teas vanilla
  • 1/4 teas salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup zucchini
  • 1 lemon zested
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix all cake ingredients. In a separate bowl mix up the topping and cut in the butter. Grease a 9x13 pan and put in 1/2 the cake batter and sprinkle with 1/2 the topping. Repeat by adding another layer with the remaining batter and sprinkle with the remaining topping. Bake for 40 minutes. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before serving.

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.