August 30, 2012

Lion House Zucchini Bread

For as many different zucchini bread recipes I try each year, I always have that one go-to recipe to fall back on.  I have a go-to muffin recipe and this one is my go-to bread recipe!

It comes from none other than the trusted Lion House.  Which is a well known bakery/restaurant here in Utah.  

One batch makes two loaves, which in any other case, I would cut the recipe in half, because we wouldn't finish off two loaves before it would go bad.  When I make this recipe, I make the entire batch and we have no problem finishing off both loaves!  It is perfectly spiced, has the best texture and as long as I don't cover it too tight overnight, the top doesn't get sticky.  Most people love that sticky top, but not me, I hate it.

Lion House Zucchini Bread
1 c. vegetable oil
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
3 tsp. vanilla
2 c. shredded raw zucchini (you don't need to peel it)
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. chopped nuts, opt.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine oil, sugar and eggs in a large bowl; mix well.  Blend in the vanilla and zucchini.  Combine the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and baking powder and add to the wet ingredients.  Stir until just combined.  Stir in the nuts.  Divide batter evenly between two well-greased loaf pans.  Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.  

Jenn's Notes: Sometimes I combine some cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the loaves before I bake them and it will create a crispy top! So good.    



  1. I have been looking for no fail zucchini recipe to try this year. Pinning yours:-)

  2. Looooove Lion House recipes! I think it's awesome we both live in Utah :)

  3. I will have to try that! I have been making chocolate zucchini bread, and am about to try some cheesy zucchini bread, which also looks tasty.

  4. I think you could easily make two loaves - just make sure to cool 1 completely and wrap in saran wrap and place in a ziplock bag. It should keep for 1-3 months in the freezer. Thaw overnight at room temperature on the kitchen counter.

  5. I have a "Go To" zuc bread recipe too, but like you, I always want to try new ones! This looks like a really good one with not a ton of ingredients. Easy is always better for me! :-)

  6. tis looks tasty, i would love it if you could come and link it up at

    have a great weekend love aimee xxx

  7. Mmmmm....this looks almost the same as a recipe I use! SO yummy!!! Zucchini is going on the grocery list :)

  8. Looks so good, I love zucchini bread. Thanks you linking up on Super Sweet Sunday.

  9. You just can't go wrong with the Lion House recipes--this looks like a winner.

  10. Yum! I love a good zucchini bread, and even better how my kids will dive into it and not realize they are eating their veggies.

    I'd love it if you could link up to our new food meme- Wonderful Food Wednesday.

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

  11. I am so excited to try this recipe! We still have some zucchini left from the garden. Thanks for sharing.