Here’s a recipe dedicated to the ZUCS! Ad and I get a box of organic produce every week and we have been receiving A LOT of zucchini. Which is amazing. We’ve been grilling it and having it in dishes like risotto but I knew we needed to bake something with it too. This Lemon Zucchini Loaf is a great way to hide veggies from picky eaters. So if you are on the lookout for a new way to eat zucchini and get the picky eaters in your life to eat their veg, this is it!
here are some reasons why I love this lemon zucchini loaf, so listen up!
- The lemon flavour compliments the loaf really nicely- tastes like summer!
- It’s an awesome way to hide veggies for those eaters that don’t like eating a ton of veg.
- The Picky Husband was OBSESSED. He kept asking for me to make more! And I have a lot more zucchini to get through, so he might be in for a treat!
- The optional glaze, although it adds a bit more sugar to the recipe, is quite lovely and makes this loaf feel a bit more like a healthy cake!
I decided it was time to get a little more creative with all the zucchini we were getting. We grilled it a few times, but sometimes it turned out a little soggy and that caused Adam to gag (the dramatics) and refuse to eat it. Although I did kind of agree with him. One time it was really soggy and was a little nasty- obviously, I need to perfect my zucchini grilling skills! So things are looking up with this recipe as no sogginess is involved!
This zucchini loaf is really no fuss to make. Classic, throw all the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in the other. Then BOOM you combine them and magic happens.
I created a lovely glaze to go on top. But it’s totally optional! It’s delicious with or without the glaze. The glaze adds a little extra sweetness if you are looking to make this loaf a little fancier. It also has more lemon zest and lemon juice in it, which takes the lemon game to the next level! Pour that glaze over the cooled zucchini loaf and it will eventually harden over top. Yum, yum, yum, a beautiful glazed lemon + zucchini loaf.
There you have it, friends. Take a big bite of your veggies in a different way this weekend by making this fabulous loaf for your loved ones, or just for yourself! Spoiler alert, you can’t even taste the zucchini. If I can trick my Picky Husband, you can trick anyone.