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Homemade Lemon Loaf Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Brunch
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Aimee Broussard


  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup light Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoons lemon zest or zest from 1 large lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon extract
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For the glaze:
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, and yogurt and whisk until smooth. Drizzle in oil and continue whisking. Add lemon zest, extract and juice and continue to whisk. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk for about one minute until fully combined. Do not overmix. Pour the batter into your loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the loaf to cool in the loaf pan for about an hour. Then remove loaf from the pan and allow it to cool on a wire rack for another hour or 2 until completely cooled.
  • For the Glaze:
  • In a small bowl, add the icing sugar. Slowly mix in the lemon juice and continually stir until smooth. Evenly drizzle glaze over bread. Allow glaze to set and dry before slicing.