Zesty Zucchini Bread

    1 hour

    This is a wonderful, light zucchini bread that's not too sweet and has a little lemon that brightens the flavour.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
    • 3/4 cup (185g) white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons lemon finely grated lemon rind

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Grease an 20x10cm loaf tin.
    2. In a bowl, beat together the zucchini, sugar, egg and oil. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder; stir in the cinnamon and lemon rind. Stir the flour mixture into the zucchini mixture just until blended. Pour the batter into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from heat, and cool about 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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    I made this the other day to use up some excess zuccini's we had laying around the place. It turned out beautifuly! The lemon and cinnamon give the bread the perfect extra flavour. Very very yummy. I will be making this again very soon. Ty for sharing this recipie.  -  05 Apr 2011


    This is very moist and the fresh lemon zest added a terrific flavor. Everyone loved it. Definitely will made again!  -  17 Aug 2017


    Family..(and work mate fav). Easy to make if anything I add a bit more zest than suggested tablespoon rather than teaspoon. Thanks for recipe  -  05 Nov 2016