Orange-Zucchini Loaf with Orange Glaze

Monday, June 11, 2012

One thing I love about summertime is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Although my zucchini plant has not started producing yet, I found a bag of shredded zucchini in my freezer that has been pushed around since last year.  Since I will soon be overwhelmed (hopefully) with the need for freezer space, I needed to use it up.  When I saw this recipe, I knew that this is what I would make with it.  Unfortunately, after going to the store I realized I forgot the lemons.  I improvised and used an orange instead and I think it turned out really well!  It was late at night when I made it and I forgot to take pictures until it was done, but it was so delicious I wanted to share it now.  I think next time I will add more zucchini...

Recipe Source: Nancy Creative

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Posted by Katie.


2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk (go here to find out how to make buttermilk with just milk and vinegar)
Juice of 1/2 orange (or 2 Tbsp.)
Zest of 1/2 orange
1 cup shredded zucchini

1 cup powdered sugar
Juice of 1/2 orange


Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour a loaf pan and set it aside.

In a large bowl, blend together flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat 2 eggs well.  Add canola oil and sugar and blend well.  Add the buttermilk, orange juice and zest and blend it all together.  Add in the flour mixture and zucchini and stir until everything is well blended, but don't over-mix.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake at 350 for 45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack and cool completely.  

Once loaf is completely cool, prepare the glaze:  Just mix the powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth.  Pour glaze evenly over loaf and let sit until set.



Anonymous,  June 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM  

Hi Katie! Thank you SO much for the buttermilk tip! Can I tell you how many recipes I haven't made as I didn't want to buy buttermilk if I only needed a small amount?? This bread looks AMAZING & I can't wait to make it for my family :)

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