Lemon Bread

Dorothy Curtis


I found this recipe in Sunset a long time ago. The page is yellow so I know it has been around a long time. I bake and give this out during Christmas to friends and neighbors so I do double batches and bake in small loaf tins. It also freezes very well and will keep a long time if wrapped tightly with foil.


★★★★★ 4 votes

20 Min
40 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
  • 1/2 c
    each milk and salad oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    grated lemon peel
  • ·
    lemon glaze (recipe follows)

How to Make Lemon Bread


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a separate small bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, salad oil, and lemon peel.
  3. Add liquid mixture to the flour mixture: mix just until blended.
  4. Pour batter into a greased and flour-dusted 5 by 9 inch loaf pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Prepare glaze. When bread finishes baking, use a long wooden-skewer to poke numerous holes to bottom of loaf. Drizzle the hot glaze over top so it slowly soaks into bread. Let bread cool in pan for 15 minutes; remove from pan and cool on a rack.
  6. Glaze: In a small pan, heat together 4 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar until sugar dissolves.
  7. This works well baking in smaller loaf pans. I like to make a double batch and bake in 5 small pans for 35-40 minutes at 350. I just divide the glaze between the 5 loaves. Enjoy!!

Printable Recipe Card

About Lemon Bread

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 8 Comments & Reviews

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Store-bought frosting is convenient and easy but making homemade buttercream icing is just as simple and super tasty. Thick and dense with a silky texture, this American buttercream recipe is...

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-Worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...