Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe

Amanda Powell | A Cookie Named Desire

This light and not-so-sweet lemon zucchini bread is topped with a lemony glaze. This tasty bread is the snack you’ve been looking for.

I love a nice quick bread. It makes the perfect snack. Or dessert. Or breakfast. It’s basically completely versatile and you can enjoy it at any time. Plus, it’s so easy to make. It’s just mix, mix, mix, bake, and eat.

These days I am completely head over heels in love with this lemon zucchini bread. It’s gorgeously yellow with perfect green flecks of zucchini and packed with bright lemony flavor.

Lemon Zucchini Bread Photo

Every summer I try my hand at gardening. Usually, it doesn’t go so well, but I seem to be able to consistently grow zucchini and have some very nice zucchini in my kitchen. It was begging for me to make something fun with it so I knew I needed to make this lemon zucchini bread.

I love everything lemon and wanted a flavor that really emphasized the pretty yellow of the bread against the green zucchini. It is basically a loaf of pure summer, and I love it.

Lemon Zucchini Bread Picture

The lemon zucchini bread isn’t overly sweet. In fact, it has only a hint of sweetness in the bread itself. Instead it gets most of its sweetness from the lemon glaze. It’s seriously moist, but not dense. Easy to slice, and if you prefer to skip the glaze, you can toast the loaf and slather it with some high-quality butter.

Lemon Zucchini Bread Image

You will end up with a small loaf of lemon zucchini bread. It can easily be doubled if you want to gift a loaf or go through the bread that fast — we usually do!

Lemon Zucchini Bread Pic

You can also turn them into muffins. One recipe will make a single batch of 12 tasty muffins. Simply start checking the muffins at about 15-18 minutes and you will end up with a nice batch of muffins you can eat on the go each morning. 

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Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 large Eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk, plus 1 teaspoon, divided
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 tablespoons Lemon Juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Shredded Zucchini
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch baking pan.
  2. In one bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, 1/2 cup milk, oil, two tablespoons of lemon juice, and vanilla.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry. There should be plenty of lumps in the batter.
  5. Gently fold in the zucchini.
  6. Pour in the batter into the baking pan.
  7. Bake in the middle oven rack for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and run a knife along the edges. Leave to cool for 15 minutes, then take out the loaf from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. While the bread is cooling, whisk together the remaining lemon juice, powdered sugar, and milk until it forms a loose paste. Brush over the bread. 


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Author: Amanda Powell
Recipe Yields: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 57
Calories 262

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 211mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 28g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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