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Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread (Gluten Free Option)

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This time of year there is an abundance of fresh zucchini.  There are many delicious recipes using this wonderful, nutritious vegetable, but have you tried this Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread?

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Recently my Mother shared with me this recipe for Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread. Anyone who knows me well knows that I love cheesecake and all things cream cheese related. Now, when Mom told me that this was a good recipe, she wasn’t kidding. Not only this recipe easy to make, it’s also easily modified to be gluten-free. 🙂

Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread

Boy, was Mom right! This is now my all-time favorite zucchini bread recipe. EVER!!! I have actually made this recipe three times in the last two weeks! My husband and I can’t seem to get enough of it. In all actuality, we can practically inhale an entire loaf in one sitting! That’s how scrumptious this zucchini bread truly is.

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Just look at the variety of colors… and that dense texture!! Wow!!! The combination of zucchini and cream cheese help make the bread moist and the balance of chopped nuts and spices add additional flavors.

Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread

One recipe yields two (9 x 5-inch) loaves. Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread freezes well, therefore, we typically eat one loaf and freeze the second loaf for later. It’s really nice having an extra loaf (or two) on hand, especially when we have grandchildren or overnight guests stay with us. 

Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread

This bread is perfect to serve at any meal and it also makes a nice little homemade gift. Just wrap a loaf in cellophane, place a cute bow around it and now you have a wonderfully, delicious made-from-scratch gift.  

Cream Cheese Zucchini BreadJust to let you know, our grandchildren love this zucchini bread too. Probably because it’s so yummy, however, a slice of this bread is a sneaky way to get your kids to eat their vegetables and add extra nutrition to their diets.



647 cal


38 g


57 g


25 g
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Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread (Gluten Free Option)

Yields 2 (9 x 5-inch) Loaf Pans

A deliciously moist and flavorful zucchini bread recipe that can easily be modified to be gluten-free.

15 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (*gluten-free version: use gluten-free vanilla)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tsp baking powder (*gluten-free version: use gluten free baking powder)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (GF Option: use gluten free flour blend + 1 teaspoon xantham gum unless gluten-free flour already contains it)
  • *GF version: add 2 heaping tablespoons ground flax


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together eggs, sugar, vanilla and oil. Stir in softened cream cheese; mix well.
  3. Fold in grated zucchini and nuts. In another mixing bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and flour, (+ flax and xantham gum for gluten-free version).
  4. Mix dry ingredients with the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Equally divide mixture between two greased 9"x5" loaf pans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 60 to 65 minutes, or until center is set.
  7. Remove from oven; cool for 20 minutes. Carefully run a table knife around the edges before removing from the pan.
  8. Slice. Serve with butter.


This bread freezes. We like to eat one loaf and freeze the other loaf for use later.

There are many ways to use zucchini in recipes besides making Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread such as Simple Pan Fried Zucchini, Healthy Zucchini Muffins, and Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

 Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread

What is your favorite zucchini recipe?


More great recipes!

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  • Ada April 29, 2018, 11:48 am
    Only want gluten free recipes.

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