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Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe

This Lemon Zucchini Bread Is the Most Delicious (and Sneakiest) Vegetable Delivery System

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If you've ever done a quick internet search for a veggie muffin or bread recipe, you know zucchini bread is usually at the top. It's no surprise — it's easy to make, it's light on the stomach but still delicious, and it's a yummy way to get some of your veggies in. But it is fun to switch up traditional recipes with extra or new ingredients, and this lemon zucchini bread recipe by Sugar Spices Life will rock your veggie-bread world. Given how much zucchini the recipe calls for (almost two cups!), I was surprised the zucchini flavor doesn't overpower the tanginess of the lemon. Instead, it's just enough and adds an enjoyable layer on top. And don't get me started on the lemon glaze because I won't be able to stop hyping up how freaking tasty it is. Find the full recipe below and try it out for yourself!

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Lemon Zucchini Bread

Sugar Spices Life by Christine

Notes

Cooking time may vary based on the size of your loaf pan and oven; start checking your loaf at the 30-minute mark.

Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  1. For the bread:
    1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
    1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    2 large eggs, beaten
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    Zest of 1 1/2 lemons
  1. For the lemon glaze:
    2/3 cup powdered sugar
    Zest of 1/2 lemon
    1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8.5 x 4.5 loaf pan with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all dry ingredients, including flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and sugar.
  3. Then, add zucchini, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, and zest and stir until well combined. Pour into a prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. If you notice the top of your bread browning too quickly, tent the pan with foil.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan.
  6. Once cooled, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon zest in a mixing bowl. Stir in lemon juice, a half tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency and taste is reached. Pour glaze over bread.

Nutrition

Calories per serving
243
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography/ Emily Weaver
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