Zesty Zucchini Bread

Laurie Lenartowicz


Oh what to do with the over abundance of zucchini we are given this time of year? I make zucchini bread. This year, we are watching our calories and I am opting for lower sugar options. Of course, you can always go full throttle on the sugar but I think this recipe is perfect as written. This also freezes well. If you don't have someone in which to give your second loaf, wrap it in foil and plastic and pop into your freezer. The lemon zest and juice add a fresh kick to this old favorite.


★★★★★ 1 vote

25 Min
1 Hr


  • 3 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    truvia baking mix sugar substitute or 1 1/2 cups sugar.
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 c
    canola oil
  • 4
    eggs beaten
  • 1/3 c
    water or apple juice
  • 2 c
    grated fresh zucchini
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1
    zest of fresh lemon grated
  • 1 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts.

How to Make Zesty Zucchini Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9x5 loaf pans with baking spray or grease and flour.
  2. Grate the outer zest of one lemon and squeeze the juice of the lemon to make 2 tsps. Set aside. Grate a medium zucchini to make 2 cups of pulp. Squeeze out excess water. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the first six ingredients listed. In a medium bowl, beat 4 eggs lightly. Add water,oil, zucchini, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir to combine. Stir this mixture into the dry ingredients until all is combined. Fold in the chopped nuts.
  4. Turn batter into the two prepared loaf pans. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick tests done.
    Place pans on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Carefully remove from pans and allow to cool completely.
    Cover with foil and store on counter or refrigerate. Freezes well for three months tightly wrapped.

Printable Recipe Card

About Zesty Zucchini Bread

Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #Low, #sugar, #zucchini, #zesty

Show 1 Comment & Review

Best Carrot Cake Ever Recipe

Best Carrot Cake Ever

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The best carrot cake recipe ever! This easy and delicious carrot cake is sure to be a hit on your holiday dessert table. Click here for the Best Carrot Cake...

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Store-bought frosting is convenient and easy but making homemade buttercream icing is just as simple and super tasty. Thick and dense with a silky texture, this American buttercream recipe is...

12 Heavenly Pound Cake Recipes

12 Heavenly Pound Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We love us some pound cakes, the mouth-watering amazingness is always worth the extra time on the treadmill. Here are some of our favorites!