Ginger & Cardamom Zucchini Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 40m
Ready In

Recipe: #37051

May 30, 2021

"Recipe source: Bon Appetit (June/July 2021) Makes one loaf"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (283.8 g)
  • Calories 630.3
  • Total Fat - 30.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 339 mg
  • Sodium - 2200.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 75.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.9 g
  • Sugars - 43.8 g
  • Protein - 18 g
  • Calcium - 182.2 mg
  • Iron - 4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 24.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

To make the streusel: in a bowl whisk together first 8 ingredients (all except for butter) and then drizzle butter over the dry and with your fingers work the butter into the dry ingredients until the butter is absorbed. Set aside.

Step 2

To make the bread: preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the long sides.

Step 3

Using a food processor and the grating attachment, grate the zucchini (alternately grate using a box grater) -- you should have 3 cups. Wrap the shredded zucchini in a towel and wring out as much moisture as possible and then transfer to a bowl and stir in vanilla.

Step 4

In another bowl add sugar and lemon zest and using your fingers work the zest into the sugar -- this will take a minute or so. Whisk in eggs and oil. Stir in the grated zucchini and whisk again to combine.

Step 5

In another bowl sift the flour and then whisk in the next 4 ingredients (cardamom -salt). Stir in dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold with a rubber spatula . Place batter into prepared pan and smooth surface. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the top.

Step 6

Bake for 1 1/2 hours - 1 hour and 45 min or until tester inserted into the center of loaf comes out clean. Transfer pan to wire rack and let bread cool in pan.

Step 7

Run a small knife around sides of the bread to help loosen and then turn out onto rack.

Step 8

To serve cut bread into thick slices and top with jam and creme fraiche if desired.


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


The cardamom is the star. Moist and wonderful tasting bread. My bread was done shortly over an hour. I think I may (may not?) lower the temp. next time, because the strudel went over a bit to the dark side - probably my oven. Great with coffee and tea, believe me, I had it with both. Thank you, ellie, for sharing this goodie. Made it for FYC.


review by:
(12 Aug 2021)


This is a beautiful zucchini bread with a lovely crust. The flavor is very good with a lot of different spices. My family loved this.


review by:
(1 Aug 2021)


I made it for breakfast believe it or not, and it was so good! I added nuts in the mix and also ground some to add to the topping. So yummy!


review by:
(10 Jul 2021)


This is one heck of a flavor induced bread. Love those spices, and that streusel is fabulous! Hiding this one in a special spot to make again shortly.


review by:
(8 Jul 2021)


Five stars are simply not enough for this amazing Zucchini Bread! Cardamom lovers, like me, will be in heaven! The streusel knocks it out of the park!!! Every ingredient was spot on. Baking did take almost 1 1/2 hours in my oven, and the streusel was starting to get too dark, so I tented with a bit of foil. The bread was perfectly done and very moist and flavorful. I think this is now my favorite sweet bread! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely and delicious bread!


review by:
(19 Jun 2021)

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