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Lemon Yogurt Bread Recipe

A soft and delicious lemon bread loaded with zesty lemon flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon bread
Servings: 10
Calories: 351kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • loaf pan


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 ⅓ cups sugar divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • cup fresh lemon juice


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 8x4x2 loaf pan.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together yogurt, 1 cup sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla and lemon extract.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet mixture with a whisk. Then fold in the vegetable oil into the batter and stir until well blended.
  • Pour the batter into the greased and floured loaf pan.
  • Bake 50 minutes or until toothpick poked into the center comes out clean.
  • While the bread is cooking, mix 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar in a small pan until sugar is dissolved and the mixture is clear over medium heat. Set aside.
  • When the bread is done, cool in pan for about 10 minutes. Then remove from pan and put on a baking rack that is sitting in a cookie sheet. While the bread is still warm, pour lemon/sugar mixture over the bread and allow it to soak in. Let Cool.
  • For the glaze combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice and beat until smooth. Pour over the cooled bread.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg