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