Lemon Glazed Zucchini Bread

If you grow an abundance of zucchini this summer, bookmark this recipe.
You need 1 cup of shredded zucchini. I made 5 loaves of this for the shelter so you will see larger quantities in the photos. 

Wrap the zucchini in a towel and pat it to take out excess moisture.

In a bowl, measure out 2 C. flour, 3/4 C. sugar, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg.  Whisk to combine.  Add the shredded zucchini and toss to coat. In a separate bowl, mix 2/3 C. of milk, 2 tsp. lemon zest and 1 large egg.  Whisk in 1/3 C. melted butter.

Mix the wet ingredients with the dry and stir just until blended.  Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 50 minutes until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

Let them cool in the pans for about 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, mix 2/3 C. confectioners sugar, 4 tsp. buttermilk and 2 tsp. lemon juice and mix until smooth.  Pour over the loaf and leave in the pan to cool completely.

A bunch of the guys at the shelter were not familiar with zucchini bread and didn't want to try it.  Until they heard the guys eating it begin to moan and groan.  When I left, all the doubters were enjoying their slices.


Anonymous said…
Well I will have two zucchini plants this summer and I'm hoping this summer will be warmer than last year. It was so cold that they didn't even flower.

Have a great day!
Anonymous said…
the lemon glaze is a lovely topping!
CalamityJr said…
Sounds and looks scrumptious! One question, though - in the wet ingredients list is something missing, or is the lemon zest just there twice? Not picking, honest - just want mine to taste as good as yours looks!
Nellie said…
I think zucchini needs to have more favorable press. Maybe someone to work in public relations.:-) It is so versatile and really good in many dishes. I'm sure everyone enjoyed this bread!
MandaBurms said…
LOL Will have to try this on our daughter who really dislikes zucchini (gasp how can she). She can tell if I try and hide it anywhere.
Wow, lemon glaze. A way to really perk up zuchinni bread! :-)))))

The ones eating it, should not have been so happy. If they hadn't showed how good it was, they'd have had more, for themselves. -gigggles-
Patty Woodland said…
I bake a lot of zucchini things..I'll add this in!
LOVE zuchinni bread. But with glaze added makes it super special.
Barb said…
I don't have any but my DD and SIL will have some to spare. I'll keep the recipe!
luckybunny said…
Ganna try this, I never thought of a lemon glaze and I bet it's really nice with zuc bread!