Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe with Sweet Turmeric Glaze

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Gluten-free Lemon Zucchini Bread with Sweet Turmeric Glaze

Have you ever noticed how food can evoke some of the fondest memories from childhood? As a kid, each summer, my Grandmother would grow a massive bounty of large zucchinis in her garden and bake dozens of loaves of moist, sweet zucchini bread from her harvest. She would serve it up slathered with a ridiculous amount of sweet cream butter at every meal until all of the loaves were gone. I absolutely love memories like that and as a mom, I try to recreate food nostalgia with my own kids.

Lemon Zucchini Bread with Turmeric Glaze is my version of my Grandmother’s old classic treat. Baked with a the same delicious ingredients used in her bread but I have enhanced mine with a touch of lemon and drizzled with lightly sweet glaze infused with immune boosting turmeric.

Turmeric is a spice widely used in international cuisines like Indian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern to name just a few.  This bright yellow spice is a powerful anti-inflammatory, helps boost immune the system, improves arthritis and is even said to help prevent Alzheimer disease.  With so many health benefits built into this aromatic yellow powder, I just had to incorporate it into my glaze for a touch of international flavor.

A few of my favorite ways to use this powerful orange spice is in my Turmeric Almond Milk Shake, my Indian Murg Korma recipe, or my Persian Beef Kabob Koobideh. I consider turmeric to be the great chameleon in healthy spices because, if used methodically, it adapts and enhances the dish it is used in.

Three zucchinis for zucchini bread

Zucchini come in a vast range of sizes from the smaller 6-inch green and yellow zucchinis to a massive 16-inches and longer. Ever wonder which size zucchinis are best for making bread? Personally, I prefer the medium size, no longer than 12-inches, since they tend to hold more liquid, helping to make the bread moist. Since they are a meatier vegetable, it usually only takes one zucchini to make two loaves of bread. But the real magic is in the icing.

My turmeric icing is a perfect example of how lovely turmeric can be in just about any recipe. I’m pretty sure even my Grandmother would approve.

Zucchini bread recipe

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Lemon Zucchini Bread with Sweet Turmeric Glaze Yum
Lemon Zucchini bread is lightly sweet, perfectly moist, and drizzled with a subtly sweet turmeric glaze. A classic favorite with a touch of Mediterranean flavor built right into the glaze. Enjoy a slice of this delightful bread with breakfast, mid-day snack, or any time of the day.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
loaves
Ingredients
Bread
Turmeric Glaze
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
loaves
Ingredients
Bread
Turmeric Glaze
Instructions
Bread
  1. Before starting, prepare your ingredients.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  3. Using a standing mixer or hand mixer, beat eggs. Add sugar and beat until creamed.
  4. Add in oil, vanilla extract, and lemon extract, beating until blended.
  5. Drain off excess liquid from zucchii before adding it into the batter. Mix lightly until just blended.
  6. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and poppyseeds. Mix until well blended.
  7. Pour batter into two well-greased bread pans. Transfer to oven and bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven, gently remove bread from pan and let cool on a baking rack 20-30 minutes before adding glaze.
Turmeric Glaze
  1. Add butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, milk, and turmeric to a medium bowl and mix until well blended.
  2. Drizzle or spread glaze over bread. Slice and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

SUGGESTIONS:

  • The recipe makes enough glaze to completely cover both loaves of bread. Cut the glaze recipe in half if you plan to drizzle the glaze over the bread.
  • Optional: Gently sprinkle powdered sugar over the top for an extra touch of sweetness.

Recipe by Lisa Soldo-Johnson for www.culinarybutterfly.com

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