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Lemon Zucchini Bread

Enjoy a slice of this incredibly sweet and moist Lemon Zucchini Bread for breakfast, brunch or as an evening treat! It won’t disappoint!

Enjoy a slice of this incredibly sweet and moist Lemon Zucchini Bread for breakfast, brunch or as an evening treat! It won't disappoint!

If you know me at all, you’ll know I am a sucker for all things lemon flavored.

These Lemon Cheesecake Bars are hands down in my top 10 favorite recipes…and they’re quite popular with you, my readers, as well!

But let’s talk about today’s Lemon Zucchini Bread.

This isn’t as lemony as my Starbuck’s Lemon Loaf. However, it has the perfect amount of citrus to give it a kick of lemon flavor.

You could even add poppy seeds to make it a Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread (or try these Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Muffins)!

Why this Recipe Works

With lots of shredded zucchini folded into the batter, this creates an ultra moist loaf with the perfect flavor!

Whenever I make quick bread I always try to make sure it makes TWO loaves. I mean, if you’re going to turn on the oven and go through the process of mixing up some ingredients, you might as well get a second loaf, right?

Enjoy a slice of this incredibly sweet and moist Lemon Zucchini Bread for breakfast, brunch or as an evening treat! It won't disappoint!

This Lemon Zucchini Bread recipe makes two generous sized loaves of quick bread: one to eat now and one to freeze for later.

Wrap the second one up in foil, place in a ziploc freezer bag and freeze until you’re ready to enjoy!

Ingredient Notes

  • Zucchini – Use a box grater or a food processor with a grating attachment to get finely shredded (but not pureed) pieces.
  • Butter – Unsalted butter is best to control the amount of salt in the loaf. If using salted butter, cut back on the added salt in the recipe.
  • Lemons – You need the zests of two big lemons as well as a full half cup of lemon juice for the bread and more for the glaze. Squeeze your own or just pick up a bottle of lemon juice for convenience.

Step by Step Instructions

Quick breads are so. . .well, QUICK and easy!

Just put all the ingredients for the bread into a bowl and combine. Divide the batter between two greased loaf pans, bake and let cool while you whisk together the glaze.

Drizzle the glaze over the bread and let it set for a few minutes before cutting into slices to serve.

Recipe FAQs

Can this be made as muffins instead of bread?

Sure! It’ll make a LOT of muffins so be prepared to bake in batches or use a few muffin tins. You’ll also need to reduce the baking time to about 18 – 20 minutes.

How should you store Lemon Zucchini Bread?

You can store it at room temperature in a covered container or in the fridge. I like it best when it’s cold straight out of the refrigerator!

How do you zest a lemon?

To remove the zest–the outermost layer of a lemon’s skin–use a zester or a microplane grater. Run the zesting tool lightly over the peel being careful to remove only the colored part and none of the bitter white part.

A slice of sweet, delicious Lemon Zucchini Bread makes every day a little brighter! If you love a little citrus flavor with your zucchini bread you’re gong to go wild for this one.

Make a loaf to keep for yourself AND one to share with friends! It’s that good.

Enjoy a slice of this incredibly sweet and moist Lemon Zucchini Bread for breakfast, brunch or as an evening treat! It won't disappoint!

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Yield: 20 servings

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Enjoy a slice of this incredibly sweet and moist Lemon Zucchini Bread for breakfast, brunch or as an evening treat! It won't disappoint!

Ingredients

FOR THE BREAD:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • ½ cup lemon juice (about 2 largelemons)
  • 4 large eggs

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • juice from 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line bottom only of two 9-inch loaf pans with parchment paper or spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients for bread, stirring to completely combined.
  3. Pour into greased pans and bake for 60 minutes, until completely cooked. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan, remove from pan and cool completely.
  4. For glaze, whisk together powdered sugar with lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle over bread.
  5. I enjoyed this bread cold out of the refrigerator! Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on August 21, 2017

Comments & Reviews

  1. I only have extra large eggs on hand could I do 4 eggs like the recipe calls for or should I reduce it to 3 eggs being they are extra large?

  2. Just made these minus the poppy seeds because I didn’t have them in the house.
    It is delicious bread. Very moist, perfect for Breakfast! This is moist like zucchini bread, but not as sweet as lemon pound cake. I recommend using fresh lemon juice and the lemon zest.
    Thank you for the recipe I will definitely be making this again!

    1. I use a food processor with a shredding attachment. You can also just use a cheese grater! And no, I don’t squeeze the liquid if it’s a fresh zucchini. If I’ve frozen the shredded zucchini, then yes, I would squeeze out some of the excess liquid. Hope that helps!

    1. Not if you’re using fresh zucchini. If you’re using shredded FROZEN zucchini, then yes, I would squeeze out some of the excess liquid.

  3. Oh, how I love lemon. It isn’t safe for me to make lemon treats because I am the only one here that likes it. Never thought about lemon and zucchini. Looks yummy!

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