Crunchy Streusel Zucchini Bread

Add one more zucchini bread to repertoire because this Crunchy Streusel Zucchini Bread is worth it. This bread is chock full of walnuts and zucchini and topped with a sweet brown sugar and cinnamon crumble. It’s so good!!

This Crunchy Streusel Zucchini Bread is chock full of walnuts and zucchini and topped with a sweet brown sugar and cinnamon crumble. It's so good!!

The zucchini recipes may never end you guys. You may remember just last week I shared this Zucchini Bundt Cake recipe?!

Well, I’m back (already!!) with a delicious bread. This one is unlike most zucchini bread recipes. This super moist bread is topped with a delicious CRUNCHY streusel.

If you’ve read my blog before, you may know I’m kinda obsessed with streusel. I mean. Look at this coffee cake. And these muffins. Or these bars. Need I say more?

I know there are probably one million other zucchini bread recipes out there, and you’re wondering, why this one? Why am I adding another one to the mix?

This Crunchy Streusel Zucchini Bread is chock full of walnuts and zucchini and topped with a sweet brown sugar and cinnamon crumble. It's so good!!

Well, here’s the little thing about my blog. I don’t have a cookbook out with all my recipes. And instead of writing my recipes on little cards in a box like my grandma did, I started blogging. So now, one day my children (and grandchildren) can look back here and not only see my favorite zucchini bread recipes, but also the stories that I shared.

My blog is a story of our food and our family. What you see on here, is what we eat. I don’t usually create recipes…just to get stuff on the blog. I create recipes for my family, that I then blog about. When you see me using a specific product and I tell you this post is sponsored…I hope you understand that just because I’m using a specific brand doesn’t mean I’m selling out.

Instead it means, “I love this product and you should too because XYZ.” It makes smooth cheesecakes. Or creamy frosting. Or rich chocolate brownies.

This Crunchy Streusel Zucchini Bread is chock full of walnuts and zucchini and topped with a sweet brown sugar and cinnamon crumble. It's so good!!

You may occasionally see some over the top dessert. Guess what? That’s me sometimes. Even before I had a blog I would go crazy over the holidays dunking and dipping everything in melted chocolate and piling it on top of a rice krispie treat. Because sometimes it’s necessary.

You know what else is necessary? Another zucchini bread recipe. Cause this one is the bomb you guys. If you love a plain zucchini bread recipe, this one is not for you. This bread is chock full of crunchy walnuts, fresh zucchini, and it’s topped with the most delicious, crunchy streusel. You’re going to love it!

This Crunchy Streusel Zucchini Bread is chock full of walnuts and zucchini and topped with a sweet brown sugar and cinnamon crumble. It's so good!!

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Yield: 2 loaves bread

Crunchy Streusel Zucchini Bread

Crunchy Streusel Zucchini Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour


For the Bread:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

For the Streusel:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Grease and flour two 8-inch x 4-inch baking pans (standard size loaf pans). Or use a baking spray. Preheat oven to 325 degree F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs with oil, sugar, vanilla extract and almond extract, and milk. Add in flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix until well blended.
  3. Fold in shredded zucchini and chopped walnuts. Pour batter into two loaf pans.
  4. In a small bowl, combine streusel ingredients. I find it easiest to use my hands to combine the ingredients into a crumbly mixture, making sure the butter is completely blended into the streusel.
  5. Sprinkle the streusel evenly onto the two pans of batter. Press lightly.
  6. Bake in  oven for about 60 minutes. Remove and cool in pans about ten minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  7. Store in airtight container or foil for up to one week. Or wrap in foil and place in a ziploc freezer bag and freeze until later use. ENJOY.

I love making quick breads and keeping them in the freezer! Here are some of my favorites:


 Add some tropical flavor with this Coconut Banana Bread!


 Cranberry Orange Bread. A delicious blending of flavors in an easy quick bread recipe!


The swirls of Nutella in this Nutella Banana Bread are simply amazing. Such a fun breakfast idea!

This Crunchy Streusel Zucchini Bread is chock full of walnuts and zucchini and topped with a sweet brown sugar and cinnamon crumble. It's so good!!

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34 comments on “Crunchy Streusel Zucchini Bread”

  1. Aimee,
    I hear you about the whole brand sponsorship thing. I can tell that you really love the products you work with, but not all food bloggers are the same way. Some endorse products for every post and you have to wonder how much of it is genuine.
    Now, with this zucchini bread, I would eat it every morning. And evening. With tea. It looks so amazing!

  2. I love that your blog is written not just for all of us, but your family. It is a great way to preserve great recipes like this one!

  3. YES to all the above!!!  This is why we get along so well!  I bake and blog the exact same way…food and stories for my family!  And I love that we tend to get crazy about the same food items at the same time.  I’m all about the zucchini right now.  Brownies on Friday, muffins today, and cake later 🙂

  4. Aimee, I’m gad you made this one because I would totally pick it over the regular zucchini loaf.. loaded with nuts and streusel, it’s dreamy! 

  5. I’m enjoying recipes on your blog, they are all kind and all over the world, I like to eat it on the morning with a nice coffee cup,

  6. I love your over the top dessert Aimee! Speaking of top, I could seriously eat the whole top of this loaf of zucchini bread, I’m not even joking. I love a good crunchy streusel and this one looks perfect!

  7. I love your blog, and I love this zucchini bread! I make it every summer, but for some reason I’ve never thought to put streusel on mine (totally gonna have to try this)! 

  8. Talk about delicious! That loaf looks perfect, I especially love that gorgeous streusel topping! 

  9. Aimee!! This looks so good! I love that streusel!

  10. wooow.. this is really fantabulous recipe.. 🙂 luv it….

  11. wooow.. this is really fantabulous recipe.. 🙂 luv it…. I especially love that gorgeous streusel topping! 

  12. I’m loving the streusel topping on this zucchini bread! And I love the stories you tell! 🙂 

  13. What a great idea!! Adding streusel makes just about everything better!

  14. Wow! This looks incredible! I’ve been looking for new recipes to use zucchini with. Can’t wait to try this one. 

  15. This zuccini bread looks amazing!! I totally “Yummed” it! 🙂

  16. Is the dough supposed to look like cookie dough – it’s very hard and I followed the recipe- I make breads all the time- this just doesn’t seem right.

  17. Wendi

    Is it 1/4 cup flour for the topping???

  18. Ruth

    I have tried a topping on my bread but it fell to the bottom and did not make the crunchy crust. Any idea as to why this would happen?

  19. Aly

    I just tried this recipe and it’s delicious! Our family recipe makes for a sweeter zucchini bread, but this one makes up for it with the streusel topping. I do wish it was sweeter, but my grandma will love this bread since it isn’t too sweet. Also, the batter is very thick, and holds the streusel topping just fine. I added coconut flakes to my streusel and it turned out very yummy. This satisfied my pregnancy craving, and it’s probably a good thing that it didn’t have as much sugar as our family recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Jennifer

    I ended up making one loaf (9×4 pan) and 3 muffins. I cringe at adding a lot of oil to my baked goods so I substituted 3/4 c mashed banana and 1/4 low fat sour cream. I also ran out of regular flour so ended up using 2c all purpose and 1 c white wheat flour. The bread turned out well. Although, I think I’ll add more zucchini and nuts next time.

  21. Celeste

    It was soooo dry!!  Not sure where I went wrong. Followed directions to the t!

  22. Khaotia

    I followed this recipe to a t and it was extremely dry. The flour did not even fully incorporate into the wet ingredients. I ended up having to thin it out with milk. Turned out great!

  23. Katie

    I just made this recipe and followed it to a T and it is very dry, where did I go wrong?

  24. Anonymous

    I made this twice now and it came out great. My second 2 loaves I had to double the topping – it was so good! Thank you! This is now my go-to zucchini bread.

  25. Anonymous

    Can I make this in mini loaf pans?

  26. Tara

    As others have said, it was dry. A quick fix is about 1/2c of milk mixed in with the wet ingredients. Otherwise, delicious!

  27. Anna

    Could this recipe  be made into gluten free using gf all purpose flour?

  28. Ashley

    Hi! Also wondering if you can make it with gluten free flour? Want to make this today 😊

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