Zucchini Bread With Pineapple

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My zucchini bread with pineapple, chopped nuts, raisins, and wonderful spices is super moist, super easy, and super good.

Zucchini Bread loaf

My sister-in-law makes the most delicious zucchini bread recipe. When the crop is coming in strong, you’ll often find loaves of this wonderful spice bread cooling on her counter and bags of shredded zucchini being stocked in her freezer so that she can make more for gifts to give friends and family come fall.

Now, I’ve shared my snickerdoodle zucchini bread recipe before. But today we’re making zucchini bread with pineapple. The crushed pineapple not only adds flavor and sweetness but ensures the bread stays deliciously moist and tender, which is how we like our zucchini bread, right?

The other ingredients you’ll find overloading my zucchini bread include cinnamon, nutmeg and/or allspice, vanilla extract, chopped nuts, shredded zucchini, and raisins. Then you’ll need the usual baking ingredients like eggs, oil, sugar, baking soda, flour, and salt. It just takes a little bit of hand mixing as you slowly fold in the ingredients to make this bread then in the oven it goes!

Bake for about an hour and your house will not only smell amazing, but you’ll have fresh zucchini bread to enjoy with the hot beverage of your choice. I love to serve it warm with a spread of butter. YUM!

Zucchini Bread With Pineapple Ingredients

See that pic? Yeah, you’re gonna need a whole mess of ingredients!

Recipe Ingredients

  • Raisins
  • Eggs
  • Crushed pineapple
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg if you like nutmeg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil
  • Granulated sugar
  • Pecans (optional)
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher salt
  • Zucchini
  • A wee bit of ground allspice if you like

How to Make Pineapple Zucchini Bread

Sprinkle raisins with tablespoon of flour.

If you like, you can sprinkle a tablespoon or so of flour over your raisins…

Stir to coat raisins in flour.

And stir them up a bit.

This will prevent them from sinking in your batter and you’ll have more evenly distributed raisins in your finished bread.

Shred zucchini using food processor.

Shred your zucchini (I just use my food processor).

You can also just use a standard cheese grater if you like, whatever you have on hand.

Place eggs and oil in a mixing bowl.

Place eggs and oil in a mixing bowl…

Add sugar to mixing bowl.

Add sugar…

Add zucchini to mixing bowl.

And zucchini.

Freeze leftover shredded zucchini in ziplock bag.

Have leftover zucchini?

If you have any zucchini left over, place it in a freezer bag. You don’t have to do anything special to it, just peel, shred, and freeze. This is what my sister-in-law does when zucchini starts coming in by the truckloads and then she bakes this delicious zucchini bread to go in her gift baskets.

Note: It always helps to label your bag with how much is inside.

Add vanilla to mixing bowl.

Now, back to the mixing bowl! Add a touch of vanilla…

Add drained pineapple to mixing bowl.

Then add in your drained pineapple.

Mix ingredients together to make zucchini bread with pineapple batter.

Mix all of that up either by hand or with your electric mixer.

Place dry ingredients in a separate mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, place the dry ingredients: flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and nutmeg (or allspice).

Stir dry ingredients together.

Stir that together. 

Combine wet and dry ingredients.

Add this to your wet ingredients.

Mix ingredients together.

Mix it up well.

Add raisins and chopped nuts to pineapple zucchini bread batter and mix again until well combined.

Add raisins and chopped nuts and mix again until well combined.

I just do this by hand most of the time but you can use a mixer if you like. 

Grease loaf pans with shortening on paper towel.

Greasing the loaf pans

This recipe makes two full-sized loaf pans.

A typical loaf pan size is about 5×9, but if yours is slightly larger your loaf will just be shorter. If it is slightly smaller your loaf will be taller. 

To grease my loaf pans I just fold up a paper towel and dip it into the shortening like so. This keeps it off my hands. I’ve also seen folks do this with a plastic sandwich bag.

My mother skips all of this and just uses that baking spray that has flour in it so you can do that instead if you prefer. 

Add flour to pans.

Smear the inside of your pans well with the shortening and then put a spoonful or so of flour in each well.

Tilt pan to cover with flour and then tip out excess.

Tilt your pan around while patting the sides with your hand to distribute the flour evenly. Pour excess out.

Zucchini Bread with pineapple batter in pan ready to be baked.

Fill about 1/2 full with batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour and when done, allow them to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before turning out.

Baked Zucchini Bread With Pineapple

Hello, yummy zucchini pineapple bread!

~Looks around in sudden alarm and then exhales in relief~

Slices of zucchini bread with pineapple.

Whew! No new babies this time!

Enjoy, friends!


Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week. You can also freeze the bread slices for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature and if you like, quickly reheat them in the microwave, oven, or air fryer.

Recipe Notes

  • I know pecans aren’t cheap, so feel free to substitute for chopped walnuts.
  • If you want to top your zucchini bread with a pineapple glaze, mix together 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of reserved pineapple juice. Then drizzle this over the cooled loaves.
  • For added texture, add a cup of shredded coconut when you fold in the nuts and raisins.

Recipe FAQs

Do you need to squeeze extra moisture out of the zucchini?

This is totally optional. I don’t personally squeeze out the extra moisture from the zucchini as I think it just makes the bread moister. But you can squeeze it out or drain any by placing the grated zucchini in a colander or sieve.

Can I use frozen zucchini in pineapple zucchini bread?

Yes, you can use frozen zucchini. Just let it thaw then drain any excess moisture (frozen zucchini will be a lot more moister than fresh zucchini).

Do I need to peel the zucchinis before adding them to the bread?

No, you don’t need to peel your zucchinis before shredding them.

Can I use fresh pineapple in this zucchini bread with pineapple recipe?

Yes, if you have fresh pineapple you can totally use it instead of canned pineapple.

Can I make zucchini bread muffins instead?

Absolutely! To make pineapple zucchini bread muffins, use an ice cream scoop and fill each greased muffin cup about 2/3 full. Then bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

You may also enjoy these scrumptious bread recipes:

Carrot Cake Loaf

Strawberry Bread With Pecans

How To Make Banana Bread

Snickerdoodle Swirl Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Bread

Cinnamon Apple Bread

Zucchini Bread

Pineapple Zucchini Bread

My zucchini bread with pineapple, chopped nuts, raisins, and wonderful spices is super moist, super easy, and super good.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, zucchini
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 255kcal


  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini 1 to 2 good-sized zucchinis
  • 1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg or allspice I prefer allspice
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins


  • In a large bowl, stir together the first 6 ingredients until well combined.
    3 eggs, 3/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 cups sugar, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 cups shredded zucchini, 1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • In a separate medium bowl, stir together the dry ingredients: flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and nutmeg (if you’re using nutmeg). Pour this mixture into the large bowl with the wet ingredients. Stir together, fold in chopped nuts and raisins, and stir again until well incorporated.
    3 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 3/4 tsp nutmeg or allspice, 1 cup raisins, 1 cup chopped nuts
  • Divide batter into two well-greased loaf pans and bake at 350 for an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow them to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely.


Calories: 255kcal
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  1. lol, love the story about the bread baking. both my babies were brought into this worl early when I ate my Mom’s creamed peas and potatoes!

  2. Christy….just a thought…..maybe you should invest in a pecan tree and a walnut tree to plant in your yard? You live in the country, right? Every country home needs these…
    Pecan Tree
    Walnut Tree
    Apple Tree
    Peach tree
    Magnolia Tree
    (The Magnolia isnt for food- just for “Purty”.

  3. In Arkansas, we make Chocolate Zucchini Bread. There’s no raisins or nutmeg in our recipe. Great as muffins for brunch!

  4. Christie, I made a similar recipe for this bread recently, I added chopped walnuts and used pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon, also made a glaze of powdered sugar, pineapple juice and a dash of cinnamon, it was great.

  5. I used to make a similar zucchini bread when my kids were small. i worked with a very Jewish guy, who took my zucchini bread and added cranberries, cherries and sometimes candied fruit. And he would give it to people as Hanukkah gifts. It was really good with the fruit in it.

  6. Great recipe! Gonna try this as is (little bites) and then lo-cal (cause I want bigger bites!) For you calorie counters out there… as written the recipe has 751 calories per mini loaf and 2630 per big loaf. A way to save on calories would be substituting lite applesauce for the pineapple, leaving out the nuts, using egg beaters instead of whole eggs, and substitute sweetener (although nothing beats sugar!)
    I’ve got a mess of carrots I need to use up…maybe I could add some finely shredded to this? Any thoughts?

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