Glazed Lemon Loaf- a springtime love story

Not only is this bread tangy, sour and sweet all at once. It also immediately teleports you to springtime and that may be the best part. I don’t know about you but I am very very ready for some sunshine and warmer weather.

It’s not that I don’t love snow- because I do. That sparkly happy feeling that you got as a kid when waking up to see snow flakes, I still feel all the way to my toes. Plus, as we now live in a real house with a big yard, the joy is 10 fold as I get to see beautiful crystallized trees and our black lab pup frolicking through snow banks. BUT- on a recent sunny snowy day when I made this lemon loaf, I immediately remembered why I was so ready for spring to have sprung.

One of my all time favorite bloggers, Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats  delivered big time with bringing springtime to your kitchen, with this lemon loaf recipe.  We snacked on it for breakfast, dessert and I even made one for my office that was gone in under an hour. I like to bring things in, leave them in the office kitchen and see how quick it does- the timing telling me all I need to know about how that test recipe went. Needless to say, this one seemed to prove itself.


Let’s dive in!

Combine the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately- then whisk together until thick batter consistency.

Spread evenly into your buttered loaf baking dish!

It’s finished when it’s a light brown and the texture is springy! I like to use a popsicle stick or knife to test and see if it comes out clean and the dough is cooked- usually after about 50 minutes in the oven.

Let cool to room temperature before pouring the glaze on top!

omg yum! look at that glazy lemon goodness!

Cut & serve! Enjoy your little taste of spring 🙂 

xo,

Hungry Hungry Hannah

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Glazed Lemon Loaf
Lemony, fresh and not too sweet- the perfect spring loaf of bread! Topped with a lemon glaze it's the best pot luck addition ( tested and proven) or a great way to start the day with a cup of tea or coffee. Bring on the sunshiney flavor!
Course Dessert, Main Dish
Keyword bread, lemon
Servings
Ingredients
Lemon Loaf
Lemon Glaze
Course Dessert, Main Dish
Keyword bread, lemon
Servings
Ingredients
Lemon Loaf
Lemon Glaze
Instructions
Lemon Loaf
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan generously.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt and the sugar until combined. Whisk in the eggs, lemon zest and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet, mixing until full combined. Use a spatula to fold the coconut oil into the batter, folding and stirring until the oil is incorporated completely.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until the center is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove it gently and set it on a cooling rack to cool completely. Once cool, pour the icing over top. Let the icing set for 20 minutes, then slice and serve!
Lemon Glaze
  1. Whisk the zest, powdered sugar and juice together in a large bowl until smooth. Pour it over the cake once cooled.
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