The last few years we have been planting zucchini in our garden. We love zucchini bread in our house so it always nice to have fresh zucchini from the garden for bread. I have one go to recipe that everyone loves and I find myself making that one over and over again. Even my father-in-law requested that zucchini bread when he was visiting last month. I know my mother-in-law made zucchini bread for him before she passed so I was more than happy to make some for him.
At first I was a little skeptical with the lemon and zucchini combination but decided to go ahead and make it anyway. I am so happy that I did, the zucchini and lemon turned out to pair very well together. I would suggest that if you make this recipe that you check it a little before it is supposed to be done; I could have taken mine out a few minutes earlier. But none the least it was delicious and we have been happily eating it.
Lemon Glazed Zucchini Bread (Adapted from food and thrift)
2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely shredded zucchini (pat zucchini dry with a paper towel after shredding0
1/2 cup milk
1/4 vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon rind
1 cup powder sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Lightly grease and flour an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, add the sugar, the eggs, oil, and milk. Whisk together until well incorporated and creamy. Add the flour mixture together, to the wet ingredients add the grated lemon, and fold in the shredded zucchini.
Spoon into loaf pan and bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Lower the temperature to 325 degrees F and bake and additional 25 – 30 minutes, until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan then remove from pan and cool completely before drizzling the glaze on top.
Glaze: Combine the powder sugar and lemon juice and stir with whisk. Drizzle over loaf.