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Mini Smoked Cheddar Zucchini Loaves

6 20 minutes

Mini Smoked Cheddar Zucchini Loaves

With a simple batter, this moist and tender zucchini bread with savoury Balderson Double Smoked Cheddar is a breeze to make.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes (+15 minutes cooling time)
Makes: 6 mini loaves


  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) 2% milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) packed grated zucchini
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Balderson Double Smoked Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease 6 mini loaf pans; set aside. In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. In separate bowl, beat together eggs, olive oil, milk and lemon zest until blended; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in zucchini, double smoked cheddar cheese and walnuts.
  3. Divide mixture among prepared mini loaf pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and tester inserted into center of loaves comes out clean.
  4. Cool in pans on rack for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  5. Serve loaves whole as a snack (or slice and serve like crackers on a charcuterie board).


Use a food processor with shredding attachment for speedy grating of the zucchini and shredding of the cheese.