Glazed Light Lemon Bread

Last week I shared my Microwave Lemon Bars.  Mind-blowing, I know. Well those bars came and went and my lemon craving did not.  So, I gave a healthy little makeover to my favorite lemon bread recipe and added a new favorite to my list – this incredible Glazed Light Lemon Bread! Made with buttermilk and coconut oil creating a tender crumb and incredibly moist bread.

Glazed Light Lemon Bread made with buttermilk and coconut oil! | MomOnTimeout.comChocolate has a permanent place in my heart but there is just something about lemons that keeps me coming back again and again. There is nothing quite like lemon-flavored treats in the summer time. Or the winter for that matter! Lemon desserts are amongst my very favorite things in this world and this lemon bread ranks high up on that list.

This bread has a delicate lemon flavor that is just right – not too-overpowering, not too subtle either.  Just perfect.

Glazed Light Lemon Bread made with buttermilk and coconut oil! |

This light lemon bread is made with buttermilk and coconut oil – keeping the moistness level up as well as the health factor.  A simple glaze on top adds the touch of sweetness your mouth craves as a counterbalance to the tart lemon flavor.

Glazed Light Lemon Bread made with buttermilk and coconut oil! |

Lemon zest is really the secret ingredient in any lemon recipe and that holds true for this one as well.  The lemon zest packs such a flavor punch and really creates that lemony taste we all crave.

It also looks super pretty sprinkled on top :)

Glazed Light Lemon Bread made with buttermilk and coconut oil! |

Such a beautiful bread!  Perfect with a cup of coffee for breakfast or with your afternoon tea!

Glazed Light Lemon Bread
Glazed Light Lemon Bread made with buttermilk and coconut oil!
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbls lemon juice
  • 2 - 3 Tbls lemon zest (more zest = more lemon flavor)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbls lemon juice
  • 1 Tbls lemon zest to sprinkle on top (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Beat together buttermilk, coconut oil, egg, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  4. Stir in sugar.
  5. Stir in flour mixture until well combined.
  6. Grease an 8x4 bread pan.
  7. Pour batter into pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
  9. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice adding more powdered sugar if too thin or more lemon juice if too thick. Pour glaze over bread. Sprinkle additional zest on top if desired. Let set up before slicing.

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Homemade Microwave Lemon Curd


Lemon Meringue Cookie Cups

Creamy Lemon Squares

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  1. This looks amazing! Lemon cake is my favorite and this would be a version I could have every day, nice!
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  2. Trish this bread had the most perfect texture, I can just see it even from the pics! And that glaze, mmmm, the way it makes the top a little glisten-ey, oy yum! I would love a big slice! Pinned :)

  3. I am with you: chocolate is #! with lemon being a close 2nd! I just made lemon bread yesterday! Yours looks fantastic and I love that you lightened it up a bit. Pinning :)
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  4. Although a huge chocoholic, I love lemon treats during the summer. Their light flavor always hits the spot, especially in our horrific Sac heat waves, and your bread looks so perfect for that! Tender crumb, super moist, just pure bliss. :)
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  5. Lemon Bread is one of my absolute favorites and I love the idea of adding coconut oil!
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  6. Lemon bread is my absolute favorite. I am loving the coconut oil addition here, and that buttermilk just takes the moisture level OFF THE CHARTS! Perfect recipe.
    Still dying over microwave lemon goodness. Pinned!
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  7. Wow, I can see how moist the cake top is! I want to slice off the top horizontally and eat it all!
    I hear you on lemon. There’s just something about it!
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  8. Looks delish!
    Does it have to be made with buttermilk, or would regular whole milk do?
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  9. This cake looks fantastic, so moist and bright. Lemon sweets are always so good in the summer, the perfect blend between sweet and tart!
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  10. yum trish this looks delicious and SO moist! definitely making this recipe this weekend as i have a housewarming party to attend & a dessert to bring.. love it! thanks!
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  11. I am so into lemon right now and this lemon bread looks amazingly moist and delicious!! I think I’d eat the whole loaf!! :)
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  12. I love lemon and will have to try this out!!
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  13. I’d love a big slice of this for breakfast right now!! Lemon desserts are my favorite! And the glaze.. yum! Pinned. :)
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  14. I am allergic to coconut. What can substitute for the coconut oil?

  15. Can you substitute Canola Oil for the Coconut oil? Will you get similar results? I am allergic to NUTS!

  16. I love the glazed lemon loaf from Starbucks but was surprised to find out each slice was around 450 calories! Looking forward to trying this lighter version.
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  17. Girl, you are speaking my language…love language that is…I adore lemon bread and this one looks amazing! I’ve pinned it to try this week. I’d be thrilled if you shared it at my Creative Ways Link Party when you get a chance! Have a fabulous week!
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  18. This looks yummy Trish!! I have to agree with you that buttermilk makes for a more moist bread, pancakes, cake when added. So happy to see I’m not the only lemon loving gal out there!!
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  19. You are my favorite this week… Yummy! Thank you so much for linking up with The Party Bunch!
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  20. Oh my heavens…these photos are making me salivate!! I love love love lemon breads! Thanks for sharing this! Can’t wait to try this one!;)

  21. Had a taste for a lemon dessert and made this lemon bread recipe. My girls loved it! It was quick and easy and best of all, low fat. I could only get about 1 Tablespoon of zest from my lemon so I made up for it by adding 3 Tablespoons of lemon juice instead of 2. It turned out moist and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Ms. B.J. Miller says:

    CI Want To Make This Lemon Bread…But I Am DEATHLY ALLERGIC To Coconut EVERYTHING!!! What Oil Would You Use In Place Of Coconut Oil??

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