September 29, 2017

Lemon Zucchini Sweet Bread

I'm so excited to share this recipe with you guys! One more way to use up some of your last zucchini and I think I've saved the best for last. This bread is incredible! The lemon flavor is out of this world and it's so dang moist thanks to the zucchini.
I debated adding the lemon glaze, which would have been a mistake because it really makes all the difference. This bread is basically cake, but we can pretend it's not and eat it all day long. I also love that it calls for olive oil, which honestly gives it such a unique flavor.
Do your family a favor and make this bread right away! And if you only have one loaf pan, the recipe is so easy to half. You're welcome! ;)

Lemon Zucchini Sweet Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups granulated sugar
Zest of 2 large lemons
3 large eggs
1 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini

Lemon Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8x4-inch loaf pans. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and lemon zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant.
4. In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon sugar mixture, eggs, olive oil, lemon juice, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Stir in the dry ingredients until combined, the batter will be thick. Stir in the zucchini and pour the batter into the prepared loaf pans.
5. Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6. Place the loaves on a cooling rack and cool for 15 minutes. Loosen the sides of the bread with a knife. Carefully remove the loaves from the pans. Let cool completely on rack.
7. While the bread is cooling, make the lemon glaze. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the loaves. Slice and serve.

1 comment:

  1. lemon and zucchini plus sweet is preety new fusion for me .. so i'll try it as i love bread but i have never tried using lemon flavor i it so i will definitely try it . thanks forthe recipie .

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