Sunday, August 5, 2012

Recipe: Lemon Poppy Zucchini Bread

Lemon-Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread RecipeLemon Poppy Zucchini Bread

Yield: Makes 3 (5- x 3-inch) loaves

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar 
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  2. 2. Stir together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in zucchini and next 2 ingredients. Spoon batter into 3 greased and floured 5- x 3-inch disposable aluminum foil loaf pans (about 1 1/3 cups batter per pan).
  3. 3. Bake at 325° for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely (about 30 minutes).

    Photo: Erin Adams; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham. Recipe from Southern Living Magazine.


  1. I can already tell that I would LOVE this bread. Oh, my! And I think I have everything but the sour cream. Easy fix. :-)

  2. This sounds delicious!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following along. Following you too!

  3. I love lemon poppy seed bread! I am pinning this so I can remember to make it! I am a new follower also!

  4. Mmmmm yum could do with a slice of that right now!

  5. Wow! Gorgeous & delicious bread, lovely recipe. Thanks Kathy for visiting me & for joining my blog. I am happy to return the favor :)

  6. Yum, this looks soooo good! I wish I had a slice or two for my breakfast tomorrow.

  7. This recipe looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog and taking the time to comment on my nursery letter tutorial. Thanks for following too! Have a lovely day! ~ Jamie

  8. I'm so glad I just found this. I have been wanting to try a lemon poppy seed zucchini bread. I'm excited to try this one with the sour cream in it!

  9. That looks so good! What a great way to sneak a little extra vegetable in too! Thanks for sharing.