Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sweet Lemon Zucchini Bread with Lemon Vanilla Icing

So I originally found this recipe on Pinterest but made a few changes. It's sweet & cake like & Lemon-tastic tasty!! Got Zucchini? Well here you go...

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil (canola or vegetable oil can be substituted)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
Juice of 1 lemon (or 2 Tablespoons lemon juice)
Zest of 1 lemon
1 cup grated zucchini (you don’t need to peel the zucchini before grating it)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×5″ loaf pan or 3 mini loaves; set aside.
In large bowl, blend flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In medium bowl, beat 2 eggs well, then add canola oil and sugar, and blend well. Then add the buttermilk, lemon juice, and lemon zest and blend everything well. Fold in zucchini and stir until evenly distributed in mixture.
Add this mixture to the dry ingredients in the large bowl and blend everything together, but don’t overmix.
Pour batter into prepared 9×5″ loaf pan or 3 mini loaves and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, (mini loaves for about 35 min)or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (if your oven tends to run hot, check the loaf after 40 minutes; Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack and cool completely.
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Juice of 1 lemon (or 2 Tablespoons lemon juice)
In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, lemon juice, & vanilla until well blended. Spoon glaze over cooled loaf. Let glaze set, then serve.

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