Food Blog Friday: Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Bread
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Zucchini Bread in Pan

Happy Food Blog Friday!  This is my absolute favorite zucchini bread recipe and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you today.  Heidi from 101 Cookbooks calls this her Special Zucchini Bread and with extras like lemon zest and poppy seeds, it truly is special. 

101 Cookbooks is an amazing food blog that I’ve been reading for years and I’d bet that most of you have been doing the same.  If you’re at all interested in cooking with natural, whole ingredients and/or expanding your vegetarian cooking repertoire, 101 Cookbooks is a must-read.  The recipes are exciting and well-written and the photography is fantastic.  If you somehow haven’t yet visited, go there now. You won’t be sorry.  In addition to the blog, I’d also like to recommend Heidi’s wonderful cookbook Super Natural Cooking.  It’s a great book.

Zucchini Loaves Cooling

I’ve made this zucchini bread a couple of times now, once with whole wheat flour and once with all-purpose flour.  Both versions were fantastic.  I leave out the optional crystallized ginger and curry powder, not because I don’t think it sounds good, but because I was out of both ingredients the first time I gave this a try.  I fell so madly in love with the first loaf, I didn’t want to change the flavors the second time around.

Sliced Zucchini Bread

Give this lemon poppy seed version a try and you’ll never bake plain zucchini bread again!

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19 Comments
  1. Phoo-D

    What beautiful zucchini bread! I love Heidi’s website and recipes. We have a family zucchini bread recipe that is my standby but I think I’ll have to give this version a try! (And with the zucchini invasion occurring in my garden, maybe more than once!)

    4:27 am  Jul 9th, 2010
  2. Joanne

    Is it just me or do poppy seeds make everything they touch that much more addicting? The bread looks absolutely fantastic. I love Heidi’s site (and yours!).

    5:34 am  Jul 9th, 2010
  3. Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective

    Oh, this looks divine! I just love cakes that masquerade as bread! It makes you feel less guilty when eating them!

    5:48 am  Jul 9th, 2010
  4. Kristen

    Yipee! Another great recipe to use with all of the zucchini coming into season! I love the addition of poppyseeds and lemon.

    7:46 am  Jul 9th, 2010
  5. Kalyn

    I love seeing which blog you’re cooking from now on Fridays. This does look like fantastic zucchini bread. (I have an abundance of zucchini, wish you were here!)

    7:53 am  Jul 9th, 2010
  6. Ellen @ I Am Gluten Free

    Can’t wait to try this – I’ll be making it gluten free with a few slight adaptations. As for me, any quick bread that has poppy seeds is a friend of mine. I love the surprising crunch they offer in every bite. Thanks for sharing!

    8:39 am  Jul 10th, 2010
  7. A Teenage Gourmet

    My zucchini isn’t ready yet! Now you’ve got me twittling my thumbs. . .

    10:15 am  Jul 10th, 2010
  8. Michelle's Kitchen

    Oh! I must make this! My partner Jacob has been asking for lemon poppyseed bread for about a year now, and I haven’t gotten to it. He’s been out of town for two months and this would the perfect way to welcome him home! So excited now!

    12:22 pm  Jul 10th, 2010
  9. Su-yin

    Oooh I’ve bookmarked this recipe from Heidi’s blog but have yet to make it, thanks for the reminder. It looks awesome!

    4:11 pm  Jul 10th, 2010
  10. Fig and Cherry

    Absolutely beautiful photos! Love the addition if poppy seeds – just lovely for texture and flavour.

    5:25 pm  Jul 10th, 2010
  11. Helen T

    Fantastic recipe, another great thing to do with the zucchini glut that will be hitting any time now! I’ve never made a zucchini bread, but do make a mean zucchini and coconut cake from Red Velvet & Chocolate Heartache

    6:49 am  Jul 11th, 2010
  12. Cat @ ButteryBakery

    I love zucchini and zucchini bread, makes the loaf so moist!! I also love lemon poppy seed bread. Perfect combination. :)

    7:59 pm  Jul 11th, 2010
  13. Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes)

    Love this new feature! Bread looks delicious. I really like 101 cookbooks too!

    10:44 am  Jul 14th, 2010
  14. Terry @ Ink & Vodka

    So good!! I made this over the weekend and it was absolute perfection. There’s a very thin line of self-control keeping me from eating what little is left of it in one sitting right this VERY MINUTE.

    9:58 pm  Jul 26th, 2010
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  16. Laura

    mine is baking right now! smells absolutely heavenly. thanks for another great recipe!

    11:39 am  Aug 10th, 2010
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