4 Zucchini Baked Goods Recipes to Make Before the Veggie Bolts from Your Garden

Sweet bread with butter

Zucchini baked goods recipes capture the last flavors of summer and prepare you for fall.

I’m relatively certain that it is impossible for zucchini to ever taste bad. It’s great when it’s picked from the garden, freshly washed and then sliced and served with hummus or salsa. The versatile vegetable also is amazing when it’s steamed alongside some amazing marinara sauce as a pasta substitute.

But I firmly believe zucchini is at its absolute best when it’s baked into bread, muffins or cookies. To help get you in the baking spirit, we’ve rounded up 4 zucchini baked goods recipes that are a snap to whip up.

1. Zucchini Cupcakes

Have a birthday or a party coming up? You must make a batch of zucchini cupcakes. These sweet baked goods are moist and spicy. Anyone biting into one of these little devils will yearn for summer. If you need a good recipe, check out Taste of Home’s cupcakes. If you want to make it a tad healthier, nix the frosting and replace the oil for applesauce!

2. Zucchini Bread

Are you craving a sweet breakfast bread but don’t have a recipe? Here’s a stellar one. It’s full of zucchini, raisins and nuts, and is spectacular when it’s topped with pumpkin or apple butter.

3. Zucchini Cookies

Make these bite-sized baked goods for your kid’s lunch or for your lunch, really. (They also make a really great, but totally decadent, breakfast.) The recipe is filled with coconut flakes, chocolate chips and, you guessed it – zucchini.

4. Zucchini Pancakes

If you’ve got a few more hours in the morning and still want to bake up some zucchini, give this pancake recipe a shot. It looks scrumptious and savory – perfect for those cool, pre-fall mornings.

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