Pumpkin Zucchini Bread with Cardamom

This summer we fell in love with grilling corn, but we always have one or two leftover.  Then I had to work with pumpkin for some upcoming recipes in Queen City Exclusive where I contribute.  I had a ton of leftover pumpkin puree, some I had to freeze….YUM!  All these extra vegetables had me thinking, AND I decided I needed to make a fun farmers market sweet bread!

This weekend there is 40% off at our farmers market, I may go a little crazy and buy tons of goodies!  I am going to finally buy some pickle cucumbers and make homemade pickles, YAY!!!  Have you made homemade pickles?

This post will be short and sweet, it is a busy week!  I hope you enjoy my take on a favorite recipe.  Using cardamom instead of nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice, really changes up each bite.

I had to make more bread in my fun scone pan, this traveling girl NEEDED some pumpkin bread to start my day off right!

Yields 12

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread with Cardamom

Moist bread full of vegetables in every bite!

20 minsPrep Time

60 minsCook Time

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1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup grated zucchini (1 small zucchini)
1 small ear of corn (about 1/2 cup)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups AP flour
1/2 tsp cardamom


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bread pan with cooking spray.

In medium bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, sugar, olive oil, vanilla, zucchini, and corn.

In small bowl, mix together flour, cardamom, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

Mix together the wet and dry ingredients. Pour in a bread pan, and bake for 45 minutes to one hour. You may have extra batter you can place in a muffin pan.

Let cool and Enjoy!


This bread is seriously delicious, and I love how it is full of fun vegetables.  It is kinda healthy…..only kinda!

What is your favorite sweet treat you love to make with vegetables?

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  • I would slather each piece with homemade butter and eat til I was full. It looks so good.
    • I Love butter and pumpkin, let's devour this bread together! Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • SusurrousRing13
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    You totally know the way to this gal's heart. I am a pumpkin faaaareak! I love the stuff and go a bit crazy with it in the fall. This bread looks delish! Pinned it.
    • We would get along great, I adore pumpkin too! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs, Terra
  • Katerina Petrovska
    HI honey!!! I missed you!! You know I have this vegetable garden in my backyard that births tons and tons of zucchini... like tons... and I always appreciate a new zucchini-bread recipe. Thank you for sharing it with me! Have a great day! xoxo [email protected]
    • I missed you too!! Your sweet baby is beautiful! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much asIdid, l even made it twice LOL! Thank you sweet friend! Hugs, Terra
  • Beatríz Arellano
    wow it looks so moist and delicious! never had a zicchini bread before
    • Thank you so much for stopping by! It was a wonderful bread! Thank you, Hugs, Terra
  • I love your pairing of pumpkin with zucchini, and cardamom is a great choice!
    • The pumpkin and Zucchini really did work well together! Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • I would like to award you today because I believe your blog is fabulous :D Enjoy my friend! Check it out here: http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/birthday-post-2-a-guest-post-at-cake-whiz/ Cheers Choc Chip Uru
    • I want to say a huge thank you again for the blog award! you are fabulous too my friend! sending Hugs, Terra
  • kitchenriffs
    I love cardamom. Great in all sorts of dishes, but wonderful in baked goods. Corn, zucchini, and pumpkin are a classic combo (we're on our way to succotash here!) - great to see them in a bread. I don't think I've seen them combined like this before - great job!
    • First, l will make your Three bean salad, then succotash maybe next! Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • anything pumpkin is alright with me! perfect for any time of year!
    • I agree, Pumpkin is a year around treat in my book for sure! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Terra, I can only imagine how moist this bread is. Mixing pumpkin and zucchini together is win, win. I'd love a slice of that for my breakfast tomorrow :) Yes, I have made homemade pickles before. The last batch I made were dill. Can't wait to see the results!
    • The bread was beyond moist, it was melt is you month delicious! The pickles have still not happened, life gets too busy LOL! BUT soon I will make same for sure! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Wow! I love trying out new quick bread recipes. pumpkin and zucchini is a fantastic combination, terra!
    • There is something fun about quick breads... AND delicious! Thank you so much, Hugs Terra
  • I love this vread because it represents the end of summer (corn & zucchini) with impending Fall (pumpkin), plus it looks deeeelicios and super moist! I wish I had a slice this very minute! A masterpiece out of leftover veg! xoxo
    • all pretty much Rocks! I am so excited for the cool weather, and Fall treats! Thank you my sweet friend, Hugs, Terra
  • what a great idea! looking forward to trying this too! :)
    • I hope you enjoy as much as we did! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • The Wimpy Vegetarian
    I love pumpkin bread, and love zucchini bread, so I know I'm going to love this one. What a great idea to combine them.
    • If you love both, you are going to adore them both together! Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Cakewhiz
    There is something about pumpkin related recipes that reminds me how close we are to Fall. I love fall!!! This bread looks awesome...it's texture is almost cake-like! Yum! - abeer @ www.cakewhiz.com
    • I am so excited you stopped by! The cake is so moist, it was really wonderful! Fall is the best time of the year, and I can already feel it in the air! Thank you So much. Hugs, Terra
  • Beautiful fall colour...can't wait the pumpkin season to arrive! The loaf looks seriously delicious.
    • I promise they were seriously delicious! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • The Café Sucré Farine
    Terra, this bread is just beautiful and sounds delicious. You've got me craving fall!
    • The crisp cool weather is on the way, and I am so000 excited!! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • mjskit @ mjskitchen.com
    Fall quick breads are my favorites. Love the combination of the pumpkin and zucchini and that touch of cardamom - YUM!
    • Thank you so much! All the flavors really did work well together! Hugs, Terra
  • ah that looks wonderfull, if I could I would come for a bite or most probably even more. stupid question from my side but... Did you use green cardamon powder? I am just used to see pods thats why O.O Pickling time?! I have 3 gherkin plants growing right now. But they are having their troubles, since the rains are too heavy for those delicate European plants. I cant wait to make my first pickles, grown on indian soil. hihi
    • Definitely not a stupid question Helene, I used ground brown cardamom I find at our stores. I have never had The green cardamom, and would love to try cardamom pods soon! I am excited to hear how your pickles come out! l still need to make mine, I will keep you posted! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Love this bread Terra! Your inclusion of zucchini and summer corn in to yummy pumpkin bread is genius! I'm trying to think of a sweet treat with veggies, but drawing a blank...I guess my kale frosty counts?! Pinning this to make soon, although its been pretty hot here lately, so my baking has been limited. It's supposed to cool off in to the 70s next week, so hope to be eating a gluten-free version of this yummy bread soon! xo
    • If you make a gluten free version, let me know! I hope it starts cooling off soon for you. Fall is definitely in the air here, SOOO excited! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Jackie @Syrup and Biscuits
    Beautiful bread, lovely recipe! :)
  • What a delicious combination! Yummy!
    • Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • i already started baking with pumpkin and can't wait to bake some more! Your bread looks amazing Terra, so moist. mmm
    • I think pumpkin should be enjoyed all year long. Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Jackie @Syrup and Biscuits
    I shared this on my Syrup and Biscuits Facebook page!
    • . Thank you so much for sharing! I already made two loaves it was that good! Hugs, Terra
  • justonecookbook
    I love cardamom and put a lot in my tea. Now you make this "healthy" bread with cardamom temping me to give it a try!!! Love the look of this bread, Terra... YUMMMMM!
    • Cardamom is pretty amazing in almost everything! Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Meghan
    How did I miss this?? I love pumpkin and this looks fantastic!
  • Looks absolutely delicious! Love the use of Zucchini and Pumpkin combo and I bet the cardamom takes it to another level :)