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Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe

This recipe has the best combination of citrus-y lemon and savory zucchini, put into bread form. It is topped with a sweet lemon glaze that everyone will love!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $6


  • ½ cup 119ml vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup 150g granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup 50g brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups 186g all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups approximately 152g shredded zucchini

For the glaze:

  • ½ cup 57g Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons Lemon Juice


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x4-inch or 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
  • Add oil, both sugars, eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Stir until smooth.
  • Mix in baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Stir in flour, mixture will be thick. Add zucchini and stir until combined – mixture will get looser and more pourable after stirring in zucchini.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 50-60 minutes (9x5-inch pan) or 55-65 minutes (8x4-inch) pan, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the loaf.
  • Cool before adding glaze.
  • To make glaze: whisk powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, adding more as needed for desired consistency. Drizzle over bread.
  • Store covered for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.



  • Be sure to shred your own zucchini using the large holes of a box grater. Do not drain or squeeze liquid out of the zucchini – you need the moisture to keep the bread moist.
  • Sugar: I like the mix of brown and granulated but you can omit the brown sugar and use 1 cup granulated if you prefer.
  • The 8x4-inch loaf will bake more domed, while the 9x5-inch pan will be flatter.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg