Whether you went a bit crazy at the farmers’ market or your tiny outdoor garden is flourishing like you didn’t expect, there’s a good chance you have more zucchini in the house than you know what to do with. Good thing there are plenty of amazing zucchini recipes that go *way* beyond zucchini boats. You probably grew up having sweet zucchini bread in the summer, but when it comes to dessert there is *so* much more that you can prepare using this versatile squash. Scroll down to discover 18 desserts that will use up ALL that zucchini you have lying around.


1. Lemon Zucchini Bread: This lemony bread is so moist, it’s a miracle it even holds together. Top with a simple lemon glaze and savor each citrus-filled bite. (via Gonna Want Seconds)


2. Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread: There’s a pop of fresh blueberry in every bite of this bread. Bananas make the batter extra dense, while the zucchini adds healthy vitamins to your dessert (or breakfast). (via Made to Be a Momma)


3. Blueberry Zucchini Cake With Lemon Frosting: You would never know that this low-carb cake is grain-free and gluten-free. It’s light and bright but tastes totally indulgent. Plus, if you’re serving to picky kids, they’ll have no idea there’s zucchini in it. (via All Day I Dream About Food)

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4. Zucchini Carrot Apple Bread: If you can make a delicious dessert bread that includes carrot, zucchini and apple, why wouldn’t you? It’s spiced with cinnamon and ginger, and you can even add dried fruits and nuts for even more flavor. (via Will Cook for Friends)


5. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread: How can something so chocolatey and fudgy have vegetables in it? The major chocoholics out there will really appreciate the fact that there is plenty of cocoa powder AND chocolate chips in this bread. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)


6. Coconut Zucchini Bread: Zucchini flourishes in the summer, which makes coconut the perfect tropical flavor to pair it with. Whip up some French toast using this bread and prepare to have your mind blown. (via The Kitchen Paper)


7. Double Chocolate Coconut Oil Zucchini Muffins With Caramelized Buckwheat: This zucchini dessert is anything but basic. The recipe calls for buckwheat and coconut flour, meaning these muffins are completely gluten-free. The zucchini adds some much-needed moisture and makes for a unique and delicious treat. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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8. Zucchini Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies: Lemon and poppy seed are a classic match that can’t be beaten. Add shredded zucchini into the mix and you’re not only adding texture, but incredible flavor too. (via Lauren’s Latest)


9. Lemon Raspberry Zucchini Bread: You can literally see the moisture in this bread, thanks to the zucchini and fresh raspberries. Bake this right before having guests and your house will smell SO inviting. (via Eat Cake for Dinner)


10. Pistachio, Lime and Zucchini Cake: You have to try this cake to believe how delicious it is. The zesty lime and crunchy pistachios add extraordinary flavor, and that cream cheese frosting? BOMB. (via Scrummy Lane)


11. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Scones: Sorry, Starbucks. We’ll be making our own scones from here on out. This batch is studded with tons of chocolate chips and zucchini, with a drizzle of cream cheese frosting on top. (via Baker by Nature)


12. Skinny Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes: You can never have too many chocolate cupcake recipes in your arsenal — especially ones that hide a ton of veggies. You’re also getting whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt with this one, which basically means you can have cupcakes for dinner, right? (via Recipe Runner)


13. Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal: This oatmeal tastes *just* like the zucchini bread you’ve probably had your whole life. It’s warm, comforting and a healthy way to start your day with whole grains, veggies and nuts. (via Two Peas and Their Pod)


14. Zucchini Brownies: Brownie lovers, UNITE! These brownies are *so* gooey, you may need a fork to dive in. Grandma would be proud. (via Crazy for Crust)


15. Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cookies: These babies have not one, not two, but THREE types of chocolate mixed in. With that much decadence going on, you’ll never even notice the zucchini. (via Mel’s Kitchen)


16. Zucchini-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies: Irresistible is the best word for these chewy cookies. Be sure to keep the recipe on hand, because it’ll start a new summer baking tradition. (via Cooking Classy)


17. Zucchini Sheet Cake: If you’re looking for a delicious no-fuss dessert for a summer potluck, look no further! There’s no layering three different cakes and icing between each one — just pure flavor and an old sheet pan. (via Creme de la Crumb)


18. Lemon Zucchini Cupcakes: If you have an influx of zucchini, try shredding it all at one time and freezing for later. That way, come January when the zucchini is less than perfect, you can make these amazing lemon cupcakes with your finest summer squash. (via Spend With Pennies)

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