In this post, you’ll find the recipe for a delicious, soft, and Italian-style savory zucchini bread

This zucchini bread is made with healthy ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and yogurt, plus chives for flavor and, of course, zucchini for moisture.

It’s a perfect recipe for a savory breakfast, a snack, or an Italian-style brunch!

savory zucchini bread on a kitchen cloth with chives flowers
zucchini, eggs, yoghurt, flour, honey, chives, and brown sugar


My Italian zucchini bread is a recipe to pamper yourself, by baking something delicious, but healthy.

Italian healthy eating doesn’t imply sacrificing, it means enjoying the food YOU make, balancing carbs, proteins, and fats. It also means using the best natural and seasonal ingredients.

So, as mentioned, my savory zucchini bread is made with yogurt, extra-virgin olive oil, whole wheat flour, and chives (perfect to exalt the zucchini flavor).

cut in two zucchini bread loaf
savory zucchini bread dough
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savory zucchini bread recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


  • 1.5 cups zucchini or 4 medium/small zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • ½ handful of chives
  • 1 cup 00 flour
  • 1 cup whole meal flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven at 350°F (180°F).
  2. Clean and julienne the zucchini. Finely chop the chives.

  3. Place the zucchini and the chives in the mixer’s bowl. Add eggs, salt, sugar, yogurt and olive oil. Mix well. Add the flours, baking soda and baking powder.

  4. Grease and flour the loaf mold (or line it with parchment paper). Pour in the batter and bake 30-35 minutes, until a knife or skewer comes out almost completely clean.

Recipe Notes

I tried to place two nice chive flowers on top, but they turned brownish, so they become the final garnish.

Enjoy your delicious savory zucchini bread!