Lemon Zucchini Bread


This super-moist zucchini bread is a great way to use up homegrown summer zucchini! Full of bright lemon flavor, it makes the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert. It's just sweet enough to satisfy a craving without giving you a sugar crash.

Lemon Zucchini Bread
Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
1 loaf
Nutrition Profile:


  • ¾ cup white whole-wheat flour

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded (about 2 cups)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, lemon zest, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Whisk sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir in the zucchini. Add the zucchini mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir until just incorporated. Transfer to the prepared pan.

  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.


To make ahead: Wrap in foil or plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

201 Calories
10g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 201
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Added Sugars 13g 26%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Vitamin A 79IU 2%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 6mg 1%
Potassium 75mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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