A tangy delicious sweet Easy Lemon Bread Recipe. A moist sweet homemade loaf with a simple glaze, perfect for every occasion. A must try!
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4.87 from 36 votes

Best Homemade Lemon Bread

A delicious Lemony Sweet bread with a simple glaze.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy lemon bread, homemade lemon bread
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 291kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest zest from 1 lemon
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice (I used 1 medium lemon) 22 ml
  • 2 1/4 cups flour 270 grams
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 7 1/2 grams
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt 4 grams
  • 1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons sugar 276 grams
  • 3/4 cup butter softened 170 grams
  • 3 eggs (large)
  • 3/4 cup milk I used 2%) 177 ml


  • Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celsius), grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and 1 1/4 cups sugar, add the softened butter and with a pastry blender blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the lemon zest.
  • In a small bowl add eggs and beat lightly with a fork add milk and mix until combined, then pour this mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until flour is moistened.
  • In prepared loaf pan add the batter and bake for 1 - 1 1/4 hours (or until tooth pick comes out clean). Cool then move to a wire rack.
  • In a small pot add 4 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar, over medium heat stirring constantly bring to a boil until thickened. With a pastry brush, brush syrup over the top of the bread. Enjoy!


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Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 114mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.3mg