Yield: 16 bars

Zucchini Banana Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Grab some fresh zucchini from your garden, the farm stand or your grocery store. These Zucchini Banana Bars with a creamy cinnamon glaze are begging to be made!


For the Bars:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

For the glaze:

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons milk


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar, egg and vanilla. Add in bananas, and mix until mashed (I use the beater blade on my electric mixer). Add flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined (about 1-2 minutes). Fold in zucchini.
  2. Pour batter into a 13x9 baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick baking spray.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes (until edges brown and pull from sides).
  4. Cool completely before adding glaze.
  5. For the glaze, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon and milk until smooth. Pour over cooled cake. Store loosely covered for up to 3 days at room temperature.


  • How to shred zucchini. Place the bottom of a box grater into a large bowl. Press the zucchini into the grater and pull downward creating long shreds.
  • Food processor option. A food processor with a grating attachment can also be used to shred zucchini. Just be careful not to over process or you'll end up with zucchini puree!
  • Storing zucchini. Use shredded zucchini right away or transfer to a freezer bag to store in the freezer for later use.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    1 slice

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 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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