Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread

If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in – this is it!  The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread.  A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked! 

This weekend there were many surprises in the garden. The monster pumpkin plant just won’t stop growing.  There was a 5 pound bag of potatoes waiting for us under the soil.   Carrots were pulled.   Jalapeno peppers were picked.   Cucumbers were spotted.   These are all vegetables I was hoping for, but maybe in a few weeks…. but in typical garden fashion, they make their own rules and showed up to the party early.  I couldn’t have been more happy to see them!

I saw a few baby cucumbers growing on the vine last weekend but somehow those babies transformed to multiple large cucumbers in just a few days, ready to be picked and enjoyed.    My Half Sour Pickle recipe is a favorite way to use cucumbers, but I was trying to figure out how to bake with them.  This Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread was created because of that!  This bread is similar to Zucchini Bread, but instead is made with grated cucumbers.  After the bread cools, a delicious powdered sugar glaze is poured on top to make it really special.    This is our new breakfast recipe that I’ll be making weekly until the cucumbers finish in the garden.

If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

Now let’s get baking!

This recipe calls for 1 cup grated cucumber.  If you have never grated a cucumber I’m going to walk you through it quickly.  You’ll probably 2-3 small cucumbers or 1-2 large cucumbers to equal 1 cup.

If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

First I slice the cucumbers in half and remove the seeds with a spoon.  Make sure to get all those seedy watery guts out too.  The second picture shows what you want.
If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

Next peel the cucumber.  Have you ever seen a cucumber nude before?! Well now you have.  I just use my potato peeler for this.
If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

Now you’re going to grate the cucumber until you get 1 cup worth. I use my cheese grater for this.  Cucumbers are watery so this gets a little messy.
Note: Grated cucumber freezes great!  So if you have a bunch of cucumbers, you can grate them, throw into individual 1 cup freezer bags and make this bread throughout the Winter!
If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

Now, this is a important step that you can’t skip.  Like I just mentioned, cucumbers are really watery.  Cucumbers are 96% water to be exact.  You can see in my measuring cup below how much water there is.  After you grate your cucumbers, drain for 30 minutes.  I do this with a mesh strainer over my sink.  If you don’t drain, your bread batter is going to get watery and you don’t want that.  After I drain for 30 minutes, I use my hand and press down on the grated cucumber just to make sure all the excess water is drained out.

If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

Now it’s time to bake for 60 minutes.  Before and After!
If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

And out comes this delicious Cucumber Bread! Make sure to let it cool. I transfer mine to a wire rack where I drizzle the sugar glaze on after it’s cooled down.
If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

And just like that you have delicious Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread!
If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!


If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

Once you cut a slice of it you can see small specks of the green cucumber.  Beautiful! 
If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked! 2

My husband had no idea this was Cucumber Bread before declaring this was one of the best baked goods he’s ever tasted.    His mind was blown when I told him. 

If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

Hope you all enjoy!

If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread
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For bread
  1. 2 eggs
  2. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1 cup grated cucumber (peeled, seeds removed, drained) - see notes
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  7. 1 1/2 cup flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  11. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  12. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  13. 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
For glaze
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons milk
For bread
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix eggs, vegetable oil and sugar together with hand mixer.
  3. Add grated cucumber, vanilla and lemon juice. Stir with spoon to combine.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves to bowl. Continue to sir with spoon.
  5. Add pecans into the bowl. These are optional but highly recommended! Stir again.
  6. Spray a 5x9 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Add batter into loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 60 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes. Remove and transfer to wire rack to completely cool.
For glaze
  1. Mix powdered sugar and milk together in bowl with a spoon.
  2. Once bread is cool, pour glaze on top.
Notes
  1. To get 1 cup grated cucumbers: peel your cucumbers, remove the seeds and grate with cheese grater. After cucumbers are grated, drain them for 30 minutes to remove excess water.
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 If you are looking for a delicious recipe to use your garden cucumbers in - this is it! The Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread is made with 1 cup grated cucumber, similar to zucchini bread. A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!

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