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Praline Topped Zucchini Bread

You’ll love this Praline Topped Zucchini Bread with it’s sweet, brown sugar topping. Sweet and touch salty, this bread makes TWO freezer friendly loaves. Perfect for sharing or saving for later!

You can never have too many zucchini bread recipes. This Streusel Zucchini Bread is another loaf we love with a crunchy topping.

You'll love this Praline Topped Zucchini Bread with it's sweet, brown sugar topping. Sweet and salty, this bread makes TWO freezer friendly loaves! Perfect for sharing or saving for later!

Why This Bread Recipe is Best

With so many zucchini recipes already on my blog, you may be wondering why I’m adding another to the mix.

It’s because praline is the perfect topping for zucchini bread!

  • This loaf is loaded with zucchini for a super moist crumb.
  • Topped with crunchy brown sugar praline.
  • It’s a satisfying combination of sweet and salty flavors.
  • A freezer friendly recipe that yields two big loaves.

I think you deserve a slice or two of this praline topped zucchini bread to dunk into your coffee tomorrow morning!

You'll love this Praline Topped Zucchini Bread with it's sweet, brown sugar topping. Sweet and salty, this bread makes TWO freezer friendly loaves! Perfect for sharing or saving for later!

Ingredient Notes

The difference between this zucchini bread and my original zucchini bread recipe it’s based on is the praline topping.

Here’s what you need to put a praline twist on your homemade zucchini loaf.

  • Chopped pecans – You could use other nuts commonly used for praline, like walnuts or almonds, but pecans are our favorite!
  • Light brown sugar – for sweetness and rich flavor.
  • Butter – Boiled with the brown sugar to make a pourable topping for the baked bread.

Easy Instructions

This recipe starts by making a simple zucchini bread batter.

Beat together vegetable oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Add the dry ingredients and the shredded zucchini.

Divide the batter into prepared loaf pans. You’ll have enough batter to fill two standard pans. Bake and let cool.

While the loaves cool, make the praline topping. Melt butter with brown sugar over medium heat. Once the mixture reaches a rolling boil, let it boil for one full minute before removing it from heat.

Pour the sauce over the cooled bread and immediately sprinkle with half the chopped pecans. Repeat this step with the rest of the sauce and pecans.

Now the hard part: waiting for the topping to set! Let the praline topped zucchini bread rest for 15 or 20 minutes.

Plenty of time to put on a pot of coffee and pour yourself a hot cup.

Once the topping has settled nicely onto the bread, it’s ready to eat!

Tips and Tricks

  • Check out all my best tips and tricks for shredding zucchini before making this bread.
  • Remember to grease and flour your loaf pans before adding the batter. Baking spray works too! Or use our cake release recipe.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes. It will be much easier to slide out of the pan to complete cooling if it’s had a chance to firm up.

Recipe FAQs

How do I keep zucchini bread moist and fresh?

Store zucchini bread in a tightly sealed container to keep it moist for days. It will also stay moisture if stored as a whole loaf rather than in slices. Slice just before serving for best taste!

Can I freeze it? How long does it keep?

Yes, this zucchini bread freezes beautifully. Wrap the loaf in foil then store in a sealed freezer bag. The frozen praline zucchini bread will keep well for up to 3 months.

Can I make this as muffins instead?

This praline topped zucchini bread is easy to adapt for making muffins instead. It would make a LOT of muffins. Plenty to stash in the freezer!
You will need to adjust the baking time accordingly. Muffins bake much more quickly than whole loves.

What is praline?

Praline is a confection usually made from nuts, butter and sugar. In this recipe, it starts as a sauce that settles into a crunchy pecan topping as it cools.

You'll love this Praline Topped Zucchini Bread with it's sweet, brown sugar topping. Sweet and salty, this bread makes TWO freezer friendly loaves! Perfect for sharing or saving for later!

More Fall Baking

Yield: 2 loaves

Praline Topped Zucchini Bread

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

You'll love this Praline Topped Zucchini Bread with it's sweet, brown sugar topping. Sweet and salty, this bread makes TWO freezer friendly loaves! Perfect for sharing or saving for later!

Ingredients

FOR THE BREAD:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini

For the praline:

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  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. Add in flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix until well blended.
  3. Fold in shredded zucchini. Pour batter into two loaf pans. Bake in oven for about 60 minutes. Remove and cool in pans ten minutes. Then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
  4. While bread is cooling, make the praline topping. In a small saucepan, melt butter with brown sugar over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Let boil for one full minute.
  5. Remove from heat. Pour hot sauce over bread, using about half of the sauce. Sprinkle with half of the pecans. Repeat. Allow topping to set, about 15-20 minutes. ENJOY.

Notes

  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Praline Zucchini Bread is sweet, salty quick bread with a satisfying crunchy topping. Serve it for breakfast, dessert or any time of day!

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Posted on September 11, 2017

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