Lemon Zucchini Walnut Loaf on cutting board.
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Lemon Zucchini Walnut Loaf

A delicious, easy and no fuss recipe for a Lemon Zucchini Walnut Loaf.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Zucchini Bread, Lemon Zucchini Walnut Loaf, Zucchini Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 289kcal
Author Adapted from Nancy Creative


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup yogurt I used Balkan Style
  • 1/2 cup light tasting oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini grated with skin on
  • 3/4 cup walnuts toasted* and chopped


  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour one 9x5x3- inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, yogurt, oil, lemon juice and vanilla until well combined.
  • Using a clean kitchen towel or several paper towels, squeeze out most of the moisture from the zucchini.
  • Add the squeezed shredded zucchini to the wet ingredients and blend well.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until evenly incorporated, do not over mix.
  • If desired, add the toasted walnut pieces and stir to incorporate.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake until the loaf is golden and a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Cool loaf in pan on a rack for 10 minutes and then turn the loaf out unto a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Toast the walnuts in a 350ºF oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until they are fragrant, let cool and chop coarsely.
  2. If you don't have any whole wheat pastry flour on hand, you can use all-purpose flour.
  3. This loaf can be wrapped and frozen for up to 3 months.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1.4mg