Monday, October 21, 2019

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread is awesome, there’s no denying that…but lemon zucchini bread?? It’s unbelievably good.  This fruitier, sweeter, denser loaf makes a pretty perfect addition to any brunch or dessert buffet.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 (6 oz.) container lemon Greek yogurt
3 eggs
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups zucchini, grated, drained and squeezed dry

1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with butter or non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl or mixer, beat together sugar and canola oil, then mix in eggs and Greek yogurt.
  4. Once eggs are fully incorporated, mix in lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually fold in dry ingredients until incorporated, then gently fold in grated zucchini and lemon zest.
  6. Pour batter into greased loaf pan, then place in oven and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool.
  8. For the glaze: whisk lemon juice into powdered sugar until smooth, stirring in lemon zest, if desired.
  9. Once cake has fully cooled, pour glaze over cake and let set until hardened.
  10. Slice, serve and enjoy.

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