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With the perfect citrus punch, this Lemon Bread is a fun, tasty, and super easy quick bread that is perfect for the summer months. Full of flavor, you’ll want slice after slice.

Close up side view of two slices of stacked Lemon Bread on white plate.

Lemon is one of my favorite flavors to bake with, pretty much anything that consists of citrus is my favorite. This Lemon Bread is a classic that we have been making for years.

It is one bread that doesn’t get old, we even make it in the winter months because we love it so much. It is also super kid-friendly, they always ask for more.

If I had to say, this is one of our most made quick breads of all time. One because it is so easy and two because it just all around has an amazing flavor.

When you combine easy and tasty you really cannot go wrong. This Lemon Bread will be one of those recipes that you keep in your recipe box that you’ll come back to over and over.

If you like a good easy bread recipe then you absolutely have to make this one. Bring it to gatherings, and serve it to your family, it is great for any occasion.

Some of my other favorite lemon recipes we have on our site include: Lemon Poppyseed Bars, Lemon Cheesecake and Lemon Bars.

Finished bread loaf with slice laying on white platter.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • With pantry staple ingredients, this is easy to whip up.
  • You can double this recipe to make more loaves.
  • The glaze really adds an additional pop of flavor to this bread.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Vegetable oil
Granulated sugar
All-purpose flour
Eggs
Milk
Baking powder
Baking soda
Salt
Lemon zest
Vanilla extract 
Lemon extract, optional
Powdered sugar
Lemon juice

 

HOW TO MAKE LEMON BREAD:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the oil, sugar, and eggs with an electric handheld mixer until smooth. Stir in the milk.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl combine dry ingredients.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix on low until everything is combined. 
  5. Stir in the lemon zest and lemon extract if using.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Make a small cut lengthwise about ½ inch deep in the center of the bread.
  7. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  8. Let the bread cool in the tin for 10 minutes, and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Make the glaze by combining all the ingredients. Drizzle over the bread with a spoon or a fork and let set.
  10. Cut into 10-12 thick pieces and enjoy.

Step by step photos on how to make Lemon Bread.

CAN I MIX ANYTHING INTO THIS BREAD?

While this bread is amazing as it is there are some other mix-ins that you can add such as white chocolate chips, raspberries, blueberries, chopped strawberries, and chopped pecans or walnuts. 

CAN ANOTHER EXTRACT BE USED?

Yes! If you want a different or multiple flavored bread some other extracts that we have added to this Lemon Bread include: vanilla, almond, or strawberry.

WHAT ELSE CAN I TOP THIS WITH?

If you don’t want to go with the glaze some other yummy toppings: cream cheese glaze, white chocolate glaze, melted white chocolate, lemon buttercream, or a basic powdered sugar glaze.

Two slices of Lemon Bread on white plate.

HOW TO STORE:

This can be stored in an airtight container where it will keep at room temperature for up to 5 days.

This can also be frozen, place bread in a freezer-safe container and it can be frozen ideally without the glaze for up to 3 months.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Double this recipe to have more loaves on hand or to store for later.
  • You can add different mix-ins, see above for ideas.
  • This bread is best served warm or at room temperature. I like to pop a slice in the microwave for 10 seconds to warm it up a bit.
  • I recommend checking on the bread towards the last 20-25 minutes. If the top gets too brown, cover with a piece of foil until the time is up. The bread should be placed in the middle of the oven rack.
  • This can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  • Other toppings can be used, see above for ideas.

Layered slices of bread on white plate with bite taken out of top one.

Looking for that perfect bread that everyone is sure to love? Look no further, this Lemon Bread is all you will ever need.

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5 from 6 votes

Lemon Bread

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
With the perfect citrus punch this Lemon Bread is a fun, tasty and super easy quick bread that is perfect for the summer months. Full of flavor, you'll want slice after slice.
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Glaze:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the oil, sugar, and eggs with an electric handheld mixer until smooth. Stir in the milk.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine dry ingredients.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix on low until everything is combined.
  • Stir in the lemon zest and lemon extract if using.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Make a small cut lengthwise about ½ inch deep in the center of the bread.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  • Let the bread cool in the tin for 10 minutes, and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Make the glaze by combining all the ingredients. Drizzle over the bread with a spoon or a fork and let set.
  • Cut into 10-12 thick pieces and enjoy.

Notes

  1. Double this recipe to have more loaves on hand or to store for later.
  2. You can add different mix-ins, see above for ideas.
  3. This bread is best served warm or at room temperature. I like to pop it a slice in the microwave for 10 seconds to warm it up a bit.
  4. I recommend checking on the bread towards the last 20-25 minutes. If the top gets too brown, cover with a piece of foil until the time is up. The bread should be placed in the middle of the oven rack.
  5. This can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  6. Other toppings can be used, see above for ideas.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Baked Good, Breads
Cuisine American

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