Lemon Zucchini Bread

I have been trying to keep myself busy. I have been working on different ways to use up the zucchini, we grew and were gifted. Even with all the squash bugs we battle in our zucchini patch we are still getting a good crop, and we are thankful for any that we continue to grow and harvest from the garden.

Now my boys will not eat anything that has green pieces in it. So, when I make anything with zucchini, I peel it first and then I blend it up in my food processor. I don’t shred it, so I cannot say how this bread would turn out with shredded instead of processed.

My boys are not huge fans of lemon. In fact, they like the bread without the glaze, but hubby and I LOVE the glaze. The bread has a faint lemon flavor. The glaze is strong. This recipe came out very nicely. However, if you want a bread with a stronger flavor then add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon zest to the bread with the wet ingredients.

Its super simple. I also tried a different flour with these. It is a self-rising flour that worked well. I was surprised that the bubbling and rising happened so quickly. The loaves don’t poof much but that works well with the glaze. This bread is quick and easy and sits well on the counter for a few days without getting tough – that is if it lasts that long.

This recipe is all mixed in one bowl. split into two loaf pans … that’s it! Combine wet ingredients first. Add the dry. Mix, pour, bake!

Lemon Zucchini Bread

1 Cup Zucchini
¾ Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Egg
¼ Cup Lemon Juice
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 ½ Cups Self-Rising Flour

1 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 TBSP Lemon Juice

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray two (2) loaf pans with non-stick spray, then set aside.

In a large bowl combine zucchini, sugar, egg, oil, and lemon juice. Then add in the baking soda and flour. Pour half into each prepared loaf pan immediately.

Bake at 350°F degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden.

Cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes then flip out onto a wire cooling rack and cool completely.

Once cool, combine ingredients for the glaze and drizzle half over each loaf.


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