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Marrow Bread – A Tasty Classic

If your anything like us, you’ve grown too many zucchinis, you missed a day in the garden and now you’re the proud owner of a marrow or two (or four)!

  A firm family favourite as a child and also now as an adult this ‘Marrow Bread’ recipe is the perfect way to use up those large zucchinis and is a must if you are a ‘Banana Bread’ fan.

Marrow Bread is perfect for brunch with friends, morning tea, or even toasted with ice-cream and maple syrup this simple recipe is so delicious we think you’ll be growing more marrows in your vegetable patch next season.


3 eggs  (beaten)

250gm melted butter

2 cups white sugar

4 cups grated marrow or zucchini

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

3 cups plain flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

2 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice

1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

METHODMarrow Bread ingredients in four different windows

Preheat your oven to 170°C.  Line 2x small/medium loaf tins with a piece of baking paper so there is at least a centimetre above the top of the tins. You can also use one larger tin if you prefer.

Grate marrow into a large bowl. There is no need to squeeze out juice as some marrow/zucchini based recipes require.

Add beaten eggs, vanilla, sugar and butter to the marrow and mix in well.

In a separate bowl, sift remaining dry ingredients (sifting will produce a lighter bread).

Add the dry ingredients to the marrow mixture and stir until just combined. Do not over stir.

Pour the mixture into your tins and bake for 1 – 1 1/4 hours  or until an inserted skewer is clean.  Allow to cool before removing from tins.


Marrow bread sliced on a plate with a side of butter and two loaves in the backgroundWhat else can you use Marrows for?

  • Perfect texture and flavour for Zucchini Slice.
  • Stuffed marrow. Great in the oven and a great way to use up some of your left over veggies. We’ve even used the previous nights Bolognaise in the stuffing!
  • Grate into soups, sauces and pie fillings to extend your mixtures and add another nutritious vegetable into your diet.

With marrows storing well in a cool environment, you can continue to enjoy your summer harvests well into autumn and even winter.

We find Black Beauty Zucchini’s the perfect variety to grow into delicious marrows.



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