Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe - a classic zucchini bread recipe with an extra kick of lemon. Delicious and refreshing! My kids absolutely love this recipe! And it's an awesome breakfast idea too!

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Lemon Zucchini Bread recipe adds refreshing lemon to a classic zucchini bread recipe.
Course Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Author The Gracious Wife


  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons lemon zest zest from about 2 lemons
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups zucchini finely grated


  • In a large mixing bowl, add sugar and lemon zest. Combine by rubbing the sugar and lemon zest together with your fingers. When it's combined, you should have a fluffy, fragrant sugar.
  • Add eggs, oil, and vanilla to the sugar mixture. Whisk to combine.
  • Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon to the sugar mixture, and whisk again, until just combined.
  • Gently fold in zucchini.
  • Pour batter into two greased loaf pans.
  • Bake at 325┬░ for 40-60 minutes. Check done-ness by inserting a toothpick or fork. When it comes out clean, the zucchini bread is done.
  • If freezing, let Lemon Zucchini Bread cool completely to room temperature. Then wrap and place in freezer until ready to use.