Cinnamon Glazed Zucchini Bars

If you’re like many people, mid-late summer means one thing… zucchini EVERYWHERE! Your plants are blossoming and bursting and just when you think you’ve picked them all, you discover one hiding under a giant leaf.

How much zucchini bread CAN you make? How many zucchini can you pawn off on your neighbors?!

How about a YUMMY new recipe? This recipe is one I cherish from my childhood, and wherever my mom found it, I’m glad she did. It’s a different twist on most zucchini bars, with their spices and cream cheese. This is simple and sweet, with a light cinnamon glaze on top. Plus, it has coconut, so the summer flavor can’t be beat! I remember she used to make it for our family reunions or summer birthday parties since it makes a lot. This recipe is full of sentiment for me, and I’m posting it for that reason. I mean, there’s mental fitness in those childhood memories, right? 😉

Cinnamon Glazed Zucchini Bars


3/4 c. margarine or butter (or applesauce)

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. sugar


2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla


1 3/4 c. flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

stir in:

2 c. shredded zucchini (1 medium)

1 c. coconut

Spread in a well-greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min or until golden brown and edges are done. Frost while warm.


1 c. powdered sugar

2 1/2 T. milk

1 1/2 T. melted margarine/butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

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