This is a lighter version of zucchini bread. It has a nice lemon flavor and plenty of pecans.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x5 inch loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

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  • In a large bowl, beat eggs with sugar for 10 minutes. Gradually add oil and beat for two more minutes. Mix in lemon extract, zucchini and pecans. Fold in flour mixture until evenly moistened; do not overmix. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 34.2g 11% DV; fat 18.1g 28% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 273.8mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (71)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2005
This bread is soooo good. If you leave out the pecans sub all natural applesauce for veg oil and splenda for sugar each serving is about 100 cals 1 g. of fat and no sugar! These are absolutely fabulous. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2010
very moist but not much flavor. added more cinnamon and used 2/3c of apple sauce and 1/3c oil instead of all oil. added 2c of zuchini. Read More
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87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2005
This bread is soooo good. If you leave out the pecans sub all natural applesauce for veg oil and splenda for sugar each serving is about 100 cals 1 g. of fat and no sugar! These are absolutely fabulous. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2008
I made a LOT of changes to this bread but it still was delicious! Used whole wheat flour brown sugar and used vanilla extract instead of lemon. I also substituted 3/4 cup of skim milk for the eggs and oil because my mom has an egg allergy. Some reviewers said this bread didn't have enough spice so I took their advice and added 1/2 teaspoon each of nutmeg and cloves. The end result was a bread that rose well tasted great and had a wonderful moist texture which was suprising because it was virtually fat free (until my dad began to slather it in butter...;-) Thanks for an awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2004
My husband and I loved this bread! I used 2/3 cup white sugar and added 1/3 cup honey and used olive oil just under the recommended amount. I also added 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2007
OOPS! Gave this recipe to my mom suggested she follow the advice of "PERSONA" submitted in 2004 she used the honey olive oil & less sugar but accidentally used lemon juice instead of lemon extract. It wasn't very lemony but it was and I sware the moistest best zucchini bread I ever had. I intend to make the same mistake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2007
This is wonderfully light bread. I used about 3/4 cup sugar and substituted whole wheat flour for about half the all purpose flour. My sons who were afraid of zucchini even liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2011
so so so so good. So easy to make and it made the whole house smell delicious. I'll never use another zucchini bread recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2003
Made this recipe over the weekend and all I can say is...... This is Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2007
mine turned out rather heavy I think because I substituted applesauce for the oil. next time I may do half and half and see if that makes a difference. I also used real lemon zest instead of extract and I have to say it was quite lemony but luckily not too overpowering. Has a good flavor i am pleased:-) thanks for a great recipe! edit: 24 hours later my entire loaf has been completely eaten up by my family! They all complimented it and I will be making a few more loaves tonight:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2007
Very moist and yummy but lacking something...Nutmeg or cloves maybe. Personally it didn't seem to have enough salt so I served with salted butter. The butter made a difference!Overall it was tasty and worth trying! By the way it cooks beautiafully!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2010
very moist but not much flavor. added more cinnamon and used 2/3c of apple sauce and 1/3c oil instead of all oil. added 2c of zuchini. Read More
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