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This gluten free lemon bread is bursting with delicious flavor! Try this easy recipe for a light, healthy snack.
I love having healthy homemade snacks on hand to get my family through the day. I feel like we’re so much better off eating snacks that we’ve made ourselves, and it’s nice to have treats that we can feel good about eating.
Lemon is one of our favorite flavors, so this gluten free lemon bread doesn’t last long in my house. The bright lemon flavor and tender texture of this snack cake are irresistible.
I love the sweet, tangy taste of the maple lemon glaze. I brush it onto the bread while it’s still warm so it soaks into the loaf. Every bite of this bread is delicious, but the “edge” bites are the best when you get a big taste of the glaze.
Step by Step Instructions for this Gluten-Free Lemon Loaf
Step One: Mix the dry ingredients
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Step Two: Combine the wet ingredients
In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, pure maple syrup, coconut oil, coconut milk, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
Step Three: Combine the wet and dry ingredients
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir to combine into a smooth batter.
Step Four: Bake the gluten-free lemon bread
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step Five: Drizzle the loaf with the lemon glaze
During the last few minutes of baking, stir together the glaze ingredients. As soon as the lemon bread is done baking, remove it from the oven and pour the glaze on it while it’s still warm in the pan. Brush the glaze across the loaf with a pastry brush to distribute it evenly. Cool to room temperature before cutting.
Tips and Frequently Asked Questions
You can use my homemade gluten-free flour blend. If you’d prefer to use a store-bought flour, I like Bob’s Red Mill and King Arthur Flour.
Be sure to use the full amount of lemon zest for the brightest lemon flavor. If you’d like even more flavor, you can add a bit of lemon extract to the cake batter or the glaze.
This recipe can easily be adapted to muffin form. Simply bake the batter in a muffin pan for 18 to 20 minutes, and drizzle the glaze on the muffins while they’re still warm.
You could add a cup of fresh blueberries to turn this into a delicious loaf of gluten free lemon blueberry bread. Raspberries and blackberries work well in this cake, too.
Check out my gluten free raspberry lemon muffins for another delicious, fruity snack. I never get tired of lemon treats!
Gluten Free Lemon Bread
For the Bread
For the Glaze
- 2 tbs pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a standard loaf pan.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Then add in the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- During the last few minutes of baking, stir together 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to make the glaze. As soon as the lemon bread is done baking, remove it from the oven and pour the glaze on it while it’s still warm in the pan. Brush the glaze across the loaf with a pastry brush to distribute it evenly.
- Let the bread cool completely before removing it from the pan. Store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or transfer to the freezer for later.
Approximate Nutrition Info
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Gluten Free Lemon Bread Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $5.27 to make, or $.44 per slice. Try this gluten free lemon drizzle cake for a light, delicious treat.
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