Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread (with Summer Squash)

Maybe it's just because it is part of summer, that I love zucchini and summer squash.  Or maybe it's just because you can do so many things with them!

This bread has been one of our favorites for a couple years now.  The original recipe was for a zucchini bread, but I had more yellow summer squash on hand that season. And, I found the bonus to be that since it was yellow, in a lemon bread, Truckin' Man didn't notice right away. He does love the veggies, he just doesn't like when I start having zucchini every meal. Myself, I could go quite a while before I burn out on it.

This bread is one of the most amazingly moist breads. Lovely lemon flavor. And the poppy seeds just complete the bread! 

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread (with Summer Squash)  (Source: Out Here Magazine 2011)

4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 pkg instant lemon pudding
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
1 cup vegetable oil
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp lemon extract
2 cups shredded summer squash
1/4 cup poppy seeds
2 tsp. grated lemon peel

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk, oil lemon juice, and lemon extract.  Add dry ingredients to egg mixture. Stir only until moistened.  Fold in squash, poppy seeds, and lemon peel.

Pour into two greased 9 x 5 loaf pans.  Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf, comes out clean.

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  1. Yummy! It looks so delicious. I love a moist bread, so this one sounds awesome. I'm all for using squash in dessert recipes! haha ;)

  2. I like the combo of the squash and the citrus flavor!

  3. I love lemon and this looks like a recipe I'd keep using over and over again! Yummy, maybe on the weekend "must have" list!

  4. Kris, this is beautiful. I have never seen summer squash used in this kind of a recipe- I love it! It's still summertime down here, so I won't have any problem finding plenty of squash to try out this recipe! :)

    Love, Joy

  5. This looks wonderful. I love lemon and love the idea of using summer squash instead of zucchini in a bread!