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Glazed Light Lemon Bread

This incredibly delicious and easy Lemon Bread is bursting with fresh, lemon flavor! Made with buttermilk and coconut for an extra moist with a tender crumb. One slice is never enough!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tbsp lemon zest more zest = more lemon flavor
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest to sprinkle on top optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat together buttermilk, coconut oil, egg, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Stir in sugar.
  • Stir in flour mixture until well combined.
  • Grease an 8x4 bread pan.
  • Pour batter into pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
  • 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.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg