Zucchini Bread {Farmhouse Style}

Cinnamon and freshly grated lemon peel mix into this quick bread batter to make an easy and amazing Farmhouse Style Zucchini Bread.

Slices of homemade zucchini bread

Zucchini Bread with Lemon

A classic zucchini bread that’s slightly sweet with a hint of cinnamon and bright taste of lemon in each bite is delish! This Farmhouse Zucchini Bread has a cup and a half of zucchini in each loaf.  

The light citrus flavor can be adjusted to substitute orange peel for lemon peel if desired. I have a fine zester, so it takes almost an entire fresh lemon or a small orange to add the lemon or orange flavor to this bread recipe. Starting with a fresh lemon is important to create the full flavor and make the BEST Lemon Zucchini Bread.

The cinnamon notes add a beautiful depth of flavor to every bite of this easy zucchini bread.  Just like our Carrot Bread, spreading real butter on a warm slice of bread makes a wonderful snack or treat to go with breakfast, lunch or dinner.  As a bonus this bread recipe is a great way to add more veggies to your diet!

We love rotating easy quick bread recipes for snacks for the kids. Banana Pecan Bread and Chocolate Chip Banana Bars are regulars. We also add Pumpkin Spice Bread to the menu during cooler weather.

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Loaf of zucchini bread with lemon

We also love using fresh zucchini in our Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake and Zucchini Casserole with Stuffing Mix!

How Many Cups of Zucchini?

Using 4 cups of zucchini creates a dense loaf with a sharper peak. Using less zucchini or 2 cups makes a lighter, taller load with a rounded top.

Anywhere from two to four cups of shredded zucchini can be used in this recipe without adjusting any of the other ingredients.

Our preference is to split the difference and use 3 cups of shredded zucchini.

In this picture is a loaf with more zucchini (4 cups) and the other pictures use 3 cups of shredded zucchini.

Farmhouse zucchini bread sliced on a cooling rack

Tips for Making Fresh Zucchini Bread

  • Lemon peel can be substituted for freshly grated orange peel
  • Substituting lemon juice for lemon peel will not provide the same fresh burst of flavor
  • 2, 3 or 4 cups of shredded zucchini can be used based on preference
  • Traditional recipes call for greasing and flouring loaf pans, I prefer to use the cooking spray with flour to save a little time and mess
Fresh loaf of bread in a loaf pan

Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe

Mix the vegetable oil, sugar, and eggs together; add zucchini and vanilla.

Sift together the dry ingredients; flour, salt, cinnamon, soda and baking powder. Add to first mixture and mix well.

Add walnuts and lemon peel or orange peel. Stir until well blended.

Divide into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 325°F for 50 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Slices of zucchini bread on colorful napkin

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Printable Farmhouse Style Zucchini Bread Recipe:

Slice of zucchini bread

Farmhouse Style Zucchini Bread

Servings 20 slices
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Cinnamon and freshly grated lemon peel mix into this quick bread batter to make an easy and amazing Farmhouse Style Zucchini Bread.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups zucchini shredded
  • 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup walnuts optional

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl mix the oil, sugar, and eggs together; add zucchini and vanilla.
  • Sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Add flour mixture to zucchini mixture and mix well.
  • Add the lemon peel and walnuts. Stir until well blended.
  • Divide into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 325°F for 50 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

Notes

  • Lemon peel can be substituted for freshly grated orange peel
  • Substituting lemon juice for lemon peel will not provide the same fresh burst of flavor
  • 2, 3 or 4 cups of shredded zucchini can be used based on preference

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 66mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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