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Lemony Zucchini Bread

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Makes

2 loaves (16 slices each)

Flecks of zucchini give a third dimension to the popular lemon and poppy seed combination in this moist quick bread. My family loves this lemon zucchini bread at all times of the year.—Field Editor Carol Funk, Richard, Saskatchewan.
Lemony Zucchini Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, oil, lemon juice and extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the zucchini, poppy seeds and lemon zest.
  2. Pour into 2 greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 187 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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