Use up the rest of that zucchini with this Lemon Zucchini Bread. The lemon and zucchini go great together in my quick bread recipe.
This bread you guys. If you’re a lemon fan, you’ll love it. If you’re a zucchini bread fan, you’ll love it. If you’re a quick bread fan, you’ll love it. You see where I’m going with this? You’ll just love it. You can cut each slice into halves when serving this at a party or potluck. It will go further that way. But maybe not because people will just take extra because it’s so good.
The lemon glaze finishes this bread off perfectly. My mom was surprised to see how it’s made. It uses lemon juice instead of milk. She also couldn’t wait to taste it once I had made it. When you’re trying to take pictures and you know that people are waiting to eat the food, it puts a lot of pressure on a person. Okay not a lot but some. Just make this and skip the picture taking so your family or friends can enjoy it sooner.
- 1⅔ cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp lemon zest
- ½ cup oil
- 2 whole eggs
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, divided
- 1 cup finely shredded zucchini
- ⅔ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 by 4-inch loaf pan and set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer mix sugar with lemon zest for 30 seconds. Add in oil and eggs and mix until combined.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt and blend just until combined.
- Add in sour cream and 1½ Tbsp of the lemon juice and mix just until combined.
- Add zucchini and mix again. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 - 48 minutes. Let cool in baking pan for a few minutes then invert into a wire rack to cool completely. Once loaf is nearly cool drizzle with lemon glaze. Store bread in an airtight container.
- For the lemon glaze:
- In a small mixing bowl whisk together powdered sugar and remaining 1½ Tbsp lemon juice until smooth (if it seems thin add a little more powdered sugar if it seems thick add a little lemon juice). Drizzle mixture over loaf and let set.
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