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Lemon Zucchini Loaf (Vegan)

Updated: Jul 11, 2021

Need something to do with the extra zucchini from your garden? This amazing dessert is a healthy and delicious choice for breakfast or a coffee cake. Vegan chef and caterer Jodi Chandler shares an exceptionally delectable way to eat your veggies!


  • 1 medium sized zucchini, grated (1-1/2 cup)

  • 2 cups flour (if using almond flour you can sub 1 cup regular flour, and 1 cup almond flour) **almond flour does not rise like regular flour so you would need to use a rising agent**

  • 1 cup vegan sugar (if not vegan, use regular sugar)

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • Pinch of sea salt (about 1/4 tsp)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 tsp lemon zest

  • 1/2 cup unsalted vegan melted butter (cooled)


  • Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl

  • Mix all wet ingredients in a separate bowl, then combine all ingredients in one bowl stirring until everything is mixed well. Do not over-stir or bread will be tough (chewy).

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Lightly grease & flour a loaf pan or use nonstick pan.

  • Pour batter in pan and bake until top is light brown. Test by sticking a toothpick in the top. Should take about 50-60 minutes.

  • Glaze: 1 tsp lemon zest and add 2 TBS fresh squeezed lemon juice, and vegan powdered sugar (can use regular if not vegan) The amount of powdered sugar & lemon juice is up to the baker, depending on how sweet or thick of a glaze is desired.

  • Stir all 3 ingredients (make sure it’s not runny), should be kind of thick and white.

  • Once loaf is done, let cool all the way and drizzle glaze over top.

  • Enjoy & remember recipes are guides! You can put your own twist on it & make it your own!

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes

  • Cook time: 55 minutes

  • Total time: 65-70 minutes

  • Total servings: 1 loaf


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This was yummy! I used self-rising flour and a half cup of date syrup. Delish!

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