Monday, August 15, 2016

Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread

I am a HUGE fan of the lemon/poppy seed combination, from cookies, to muffins, to quick breads, and even my favorite, pancakes. I have a friend who feels the same way I do, and so was only too happy to share her latest lemon poppy seed recipe with me, this one for zucchini bread. Can you imagine? I mean, zucchini bread is moist and delicious on its own, but to combine it with lemon and poppy seeds? It is truly heaven on a plate.
Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon oil (optional)
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 large eggs
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup grated zucchini (one small zucchini)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Grease and flour an 8 ½” x 4” loaf pan; set aside.
In the work bowl of a stand mixture, cream together butter, sour cream, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon oil until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
In a separate bowl place the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and lemon zest, whisk to combine. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and stir to combine. Do not over mix.
Fold in the zucchini, vanilla extract, and poppy seeds until evenly distributed. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until loaf tests done. Let cool for at least 10 minute in pans before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
For the Glaze:
The loaf is fine as is, but if you choose to glaze it as I did, combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over the bread and garnish with lemon zest, if desired.


Linda said...

That combo really is the best of both worlds. I just got a craving for something with a lemon glaze. :)

Janet Rudolph said...

Can't wait to make this. zucchini, lemon, poppy seed.. perfect!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

With zucchini being so plentiful this time of year, this is a timely and welcomed recipe. Like you, I LOVE lemon and poppy seeds together. I am not familiar with lemon oil. Can you tell me exactly what that is? I have lemon infused olive oil, but I don't think that's what you meant.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Pattie, this looks so good. Thanks so much for the recipe - love all the different kinds of breads.


Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Lemon and Orange oils are both available at Sur la Table, and probably elsewhere. Just think of them as the citrus answer to vanilla. I love these oils because they give a very deep, intense citrus taste. If you can't get hold of any, no big deal. This loaf will be just fine without it.

Lowcarb team member said...

Looks simply amazing - and very tasty

All the best Jan

Vanessa said...

This looks delicious! I love anything with lemon. Lemon gives such a fresh taste to food. I love that you shared this lovely recipe at Dishing it and Digging it link party. You rock and we love having you!

bj said...

o, i love anything LEMON and poppy seed...

Winnie said...

My family just loooooooves lemon cakes, and yours looks fantastic!
Using zucchini in cakes is not familiar in my country, and it's about time people know how wonderful it is.
Thanks for sharing :)

sandy said...

wow looks great. read your post above about moving that chair - sound like me, lol. that chicken dish up there looks great too.

Miz Helen said...

We really enjoy this delicious bread. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your recipe is great! Hope you have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon.
Miz Helen

JES said...

I am always looking for new zucchini recipes and this one sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

JES said...

Good morning! Just a little note to let you know that this post has been *FEATURED* today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :) Thank you for linking up with us!

sue donaldson said...

will try this Friday! thanks!