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Lovely Lemon Loaf

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Slices 1x
  • Category: Loaf
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Lovely lemon loaf is the best spring recipe!  Perfectly moist and topped with a sweet & simple lemon glaze, this bread is a healthy version of the classic lemon cake.  It’s made with healthy ingredient swaps like coconut sugar, whole wheat pastry flour, and almond milk.  Bright, cheery, and delicious!



Lemon Loaf

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 5 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the melted butter, eggs, coconut sugar, almond milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon extract, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, and salt.  
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Combine evenly.
  5. Transfer the batter to a greased or lined loaf pan.  Spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes.
  7. While the loaf is baking, work on your glaze.  Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth.  Start by adding 1 tbsp of the lemon juice, add the remaining as needed.
  8. Remove the loaf from the oven and let cool completely.  Flip out of the pan and then drizzle the glaze on top of the loaf.  Sprinkle with any extra lemon zest.
  9. Cut into slices and enjoy!

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