Sugar Glazed CUCUMBER Bread recipe that’s delicious and moist inside. It tastes like zucchini bread, but it’s made with 1 cup grated cucumber. This healthy dessert recipe is easy to make and is a great way to use up cucumbers. A optional sugar glaze is poured on top once baked!
This weekend there were many surprises in the garden including a monster pumpkin plant that just won’t stop growing and pounds of potatoes waiting for us under the soil. And then carrots were pulled, jalapeno peppers were picked and 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 and Marinated Cucumbers is a favorite way to use cucumbers, but I wanted to explore how to bake with them! Hrm, what to make with cucumbers…….
Ta-da, the result is this delicious Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread!
(PS. Don’t forget to try my Frosted Cucumbers Cookies too!)
Baking with Cucumbers!
You’re going to love this Cucumber Dessert recipe. Cucumber 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. Some people have commented they’ve made the bread without the sugar icing and still loved it, so it’s optional (although I highly prefer you try it!)
This recipe is perfect for Mom and Dad, but also perfect for toddlers and kids! Even my 2 year old loves a piece of this for breakfast in the morning!
How to Make Recipe Video
Enjoy this cooking video to walk you through the steps!
Easy Cucumber Bread Recipe
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.
Next peel the cucumber. Have you ever seen a cucumber nude before?! Well now you have. I just use my potato peeler for this.
Now remove the seeds with a spoon. Make sure to get all those seedy watery guts out too.
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.
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!
Now, this is a important step that you can’t skip. Cucumbers are really watery, 96% water to be exact. After you grate your cucumbers, place in a mesh strainer and drain. Use your hand to press down on the grated cucumber to make sure to remove all the excess water. I like to additionally let the cucumber sit in the strainer for 15 minutes, and then give it one more press with my hand after that.
If you don’t drain, your bread is going to be soggy and fall apart. You don’t want that.
Continue following the recipe, mixing all the ingredients together. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray and then pour the batter in. Bake for 60 minutes.
And out comes this delicious Cucumber Bread!
Let cool in the baking dish for 15 minutes and then carefully transfer to a wire rack or plate. Once cooled, drizzle the sugar glaze on top.
And just like that you have delicious Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread!
Once you cut a slice of it you can see small specks of the green cucumber, it’s absolutely gorgeous!
Can I freeze this Cucumber Bread?
Absolutely! I often make a couple batches when we have too many cucumbers! I bake the recipe as is (without the sugar glaze), and then once cooled I transfer to freezer bags.
Once we’re ready to eat it, I’ll defrost overnight in the refrigerator and pop it in the microwave or oven to heat it up. After it’s heated, I’ll make the sugar glaze and pour it on. And just like that I have fresh Cucumber Bread whenever I want, including in the Winter!
I hope you enjoy this Cucumber Bread recipe!
baking with vegetables
I love to get creative and bake with veggies. Here’s some of my favorite recipes:
Frosted Cucumber Cookies
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies
Fudgy Kidney Bean Brownies
Chocolate Avocado Brownies
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- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup grated cucumber peeled, seeds removed, drained – see notes
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans optional
For glaze (optional)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl mix eggs, vegetable oil and sugar together with hand mixer.
- Add grated cucumber, vanilla and lemon juice. Stir with spoon to combine.
- Add flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves to bowl. Continue to sir with spoon.
- Add pecans into the bowl. These are optional but highly recommended! Stir again.
- Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Add batter into loaf pan.
- Bake for 60 minutes.
- Let cool for 15 minutes. Remove and transfer to wire rack to completely cool.
For glaze (optional)
- Mix powdered sugar and milk together in bowl with a spoon.
- Once bread is cool, pour glaze on top.
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