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Unforgettable Lemon Bread with Lemon Glaze Recipe:

Unforgettable Lemon Bread with Lemon Glaze is well, unforgettable! Blanketed in a fragrant, citrusy glaze, this easy lemon bread recipe is a lemon-lovers dream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon bread, lemon glaze, lemon cake, lemon loaf, quick bread, sweet bread
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


Lemon Bread Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Lemon Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice


Lemon Bread Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, sugar, oil, lemon zest and lemon juice. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring just until incorporated, being careful not to over mix.
  • Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick baking spray containing flour or grease the pan well with butter. Pour the batter into the pan.
  • Bake about 35-40 minutes. Baking times vary, so keep an eye on your bread. The bread is done when a toothpick or skewer inserted in the center comes out "mostly" clean. A couple of moist crumbs are okay.
  • Cool the bread in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Lemon Glaze Directions:

  • When the bread is cool, whisk the glaze ingredients together in a small bowl, adding enough lemon juice to make a smooth, pourable consistency. Drizzle the glaze over the cake.
  • Slice and serve.


Sharon's Expert Tips:
  • You can use either Meyer or regular lemons. For a delicious change of pace, you can also substitute lime juice or even fresh orange juice for the lemon zest and juice in this recipe.
  • If you are using either a dark metal pan or a glass baking dish, reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees and start checking the bread for doneness at about 30 minutes.
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Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 120mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.7mg