Lemon Zucchini Bread


I thought my mom made the best zucchini bread - until I added lemon! This is a wonderful, light zucchini bread that's not too sweet.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
12 servings


  • 1 ½ cups shredded zucchini

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make lemon zucchini bread.

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  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.

  3. In a bowl, beat together the zucchini, sugar, egg and oil.

    Zucchini, sugar, egg and oil beaten together in a bowl.

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  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder; stir in the cinnamon and lemon zest. Stir the flour mixture into the zucchini mixture just until blended.

    Flour mixture stirred into the zucchini mixture, until well blended.

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  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

    Batter poured into the prepared pan.

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  6. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from heat, and cool about 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

    Lemon zucchini bread baked until a knife comes out clean.

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Close up on a loaf of lemon zucchini bread, with a few slices resting on a cutting board.

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Editor's Note:

Please note the difference in baking time when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
10g Fat
25g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 65mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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