I have been seeing lemon poppy seed zucchini bread recipes all over the place lately.  So, I figured I'd join in and post my own recipe for this delicious bread.  This bread is guaranteed to be a huge hit and the icing on the top is the perfect finishing touch. 

This is the 3rd loaf of lemon zucchini bread I have made in the past week.  The first loaf had the strangest flavor.  Then, I tried again and used buttermilk instead of sour cream and added in a little vanilla and that did the trick.  This bread is absolutely AMAZING. The 2nd loaf I made was gone within two days and then I just made the 3rd loaf today.  

This bread is so soft and moist with the perfect amount of lemon flavor.  This recipe will definitely help you use up some of that garden zucchini.  
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Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe)

2 large eggs
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. canola or vegetable oil
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 c. grated zucchini (peeled or un-peeled)
grated zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon (or 2 Tbl.)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 Tbl. poppy seeds

Lemon Icing
1 c. powdered sugar
grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp. lemon extract, opt.
1-2 Tbl. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper; set aside.  In a large bowl, whisk the eggs.  Add the sugar and whisk until thick and lemon colored.  Stir in the oil, then the buttermilk, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla and grated zucchini.  Stir in the flour, salt, baking powder and poppy seeds just until evenly combined.  

Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake around 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes.  Then, remove from pan and cool completely. Top with icing and when icing has set, slice and serve.    

Lemon Icing:  In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, lemon zest, lemon extract and 1 Tablespoon of milk.  Stir until smooth.  If icing is too thick, add a little more milk until it reaches desired consistency.  Pour over cooled loaf.  

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