Vegan Lemon Loaf – Connoisseurus Veg

This vegan lemon loaf is tremendous simple to whip up and bursting with zippy, lemony taste! It is an ideal dessert for all the pieces from particular dinners to only having fun with with a day cup of tea.

Vegan Lemon Loaf on a cutting board with bowl of lemons in the background.

‘Tis the season for lemon flavored sweets! I do not learn about you, however I completely love the intense, tangy taste of lemon, particularly throughout the early days of spring.

This time of 12 months I all the time discover myself whipping up lemony treats like my vegan lemon bars, vegan lemon bundt cake, and vegan lemon curd. One deal with that was lacking till right now was a vegan lemon loaf, Starbucks type. I’ve to confess, I’ve by no means had the Starbucks model, however I can not think about it is higher than this!

This loaf is most, tender, and so flavorful. It is also very easy to make, so it is good if you happen to want a simple dessert or have a craving that you might want to fulfill asap!

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Elements You will Want

  • Flour. We’re utilizing all-purpose wheat flour for this recipe, also called white flour. The recipe would possibly work with different forms of flour, however I have never examined any of them, so I can not assure outcomes.
  • Sugar. Use natural sugar. Standard sugar could also be processed utilizing animal bone char, so it isn’t vegan.
  • Baking powder.
  • Salt.
  • Yogurt. Any number of unflavored and unsweetened non-dairy yogurt ought to work.
  • Oil. You need to use your favourite oil for baking right here. Canola oil, coconut oil, and even olive oil will work!
  • Lemon juice. Since lemon is the star taste right here, you completely wish to use freshly squeezed juice. Skip the bottled stuff!
  • Lemon zest.
  • Lemon extract.
  • Yellow meals coloring. That is completely non-compulsory. When you do not care in regards to the coloration of your loaf, skip it. If you need a yellow loaf however do not wish to use meals coloring, use a number of pinches of turmeric as a substitute.

How It is Made

The next is an in depth picture tutorial on learn how to make this dish. Scroll all the way in which down if you would like to skip proper to the recipe!

Dry ingredients for a lemon loaf in a mixing bowl with wire whisk.Dry ingredients for a lemon loaf in a mixing bowl with wire whisk.

Begin by whisking your dry components collectively in a big bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Wet ingredients for Vegan Lemon Loaf in a liquid measuring cup with spoon,Wet ingredients for Vegan Lemon Loaf in a liquid measuring cup with spoon,

Mix the moist components in a separate container: yogurt, oil, lemon juice, zest, lemon extract, and meals coloring. Stir them collectively.

Tip: Measure the yogurt rigorously! I prefer to first scoop it right into a dry measuring cup, degree it off, then use a spatula to switch it to a big liquid measuring cup, which I exploit to mix all the moist components. Gently tamp it down by tapping it on the counter after including the yogurt, then verify the quantity by checking the extent on the liquid measuring cup.

Lemon loaf batter in a mixing bowl with wooden spoon.Lemon loaf batter in a mixing bowl with wooden spoon.

Stir the moist and dry components collectively in a big mixing bowl. Cease stirring as quickly as they’re fully mixed. Overmixing the batter can negatively have an effect on the feel of your loaf.

Lemon loaf batter in a loaf pan.Lemon loaf batter in a loaf pan.

Switch the batter to a greased loaf pan, then pop it within the oven. The loaf is completed when the sides are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clear.

Variations: Add some stir-ins to your batter! Blueberries, raspberries, and vegan white chocolate chips would all be scrumptious.

Let the vegan lemon loaf cool on a wire rack. As soon as it’s fully cool, you may take away it from the pan and blend some powdered sugar and lemon juice to make the glaze. Slather the loaf with the glaze, then slice and revel in it!

White wooden surface set with blue napkin, lemon slices, and Vegan Lemon Loaf on a cutting board.White wooden surface set with blue napkin, lemon slices, and Vegan Lemon Loaf on a cutting board.

Shelf-Life & Storage

Your vegan lemon loaf will maintain in an hermetic container at room temperature for about three days, within the fridge for about 5 days, or within the freezer for a few month.

Often Requested Questions

My loaf did not rise. What went incorrect?

Just a few issues may have occurred. First, examine your baking powder by sprinkling a pinch of it right into a glass of water. If it does not fizz, it is previous and must be changed. The second doubtless offender is taking it out of the oven too early. Make sure that it is absolutely set and your toothpick is clear earlier than taking it out of the oven. Lastly, ensure you’re not overmixing your batter.

Can I make this recipe in a 9-inch loaf pan?

You possibly can, however it is going to in all probability want rather less time within the oven. Begin checking it at about 25 minutes, then each 5 minutes after that.

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Sliced Vegan Lemon Loaf on a cutting board with lemon slices.Sliced Vegan Lemon Loaf on a cutting board with lemon slices.

Vegan Lemon Loaf

This vegan lemon loaf is tremendous simple to whip up and bursting with zippy, lemony taste! It is an ideal dessert for all the pieces from particular dinners to only having fun with with a day cup of tea.

Elements

  • 1 ¾
    cups
    all-purpose flour
  • ¾
    cup
    natural granulated sugar
  • 1 ½
    teaspoons
    baking powder
  • ½
    teaspoon
    salt

  • cup
    unflavored and unsweetened vegan yogurt

  • cup
    vegetable oil
  • ¼
    cup
    lemon juice
  • 1
    tablespoon
    lemon zest
  • 1
    teaspoon
    lemon extract
  • ½
    teaspoon
    yellow food coloring,
    non-compulsory (Notice 1)

For the Glaze

  • 1
    cup
    natural powdered sugar
  • 3
    tablespoons
    lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease the underside and sides of an 8-inch loaf pan (Notice 2).

  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt collectively in a big mixing bowl.

  3. In a small container similar to a liquid measuring cup, stir collectively the yogurt, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon extract, and yellow meals coloration, if utilizing.

  4. Pour the yogurt combination into the bowl with the flour combination. Stir the components collectively simply till they’re mixed.

  5. Pour the batter into the ready loaf pan, smoothing out the highest with a spoon or spatula.

  6. Bake the loaf till the sides are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clear. Place the loaf on a cooling rack and permit it to chill fully earlier than eradicating it from the pan.

  7. When the loaf is cool, make the glaze by stirring the powdered sugar and lemon juice collectively in a small bowl. Add extra powdered sugar if it appears too skinny, or extra lemon juice if it appears too thick.

  8. Take away the loaf from the pan. Unfold the glaze excessive and sides of the loaf. Let it sit till the glaze has absolutely set.

Recipe Notes

  1. Just a few pinches of turmeric can be utilized if you would like to present your loaf a yellow tint with out utilizing meals coloring.
  2. A 9-inch loaf pan can be utilized, however the bake time may very well be as much as quarter-hour much less, so control it.

Vitamin Details

Vegan Lemon Loaf

Quantity Per Serving (1 slice (1/12 of recipe))

Energy 218
Energy from Fats 63

% Each day Worth*

Fats 7g11%

Saturated Fats 1g5%

Trans Fats 0.04g

Polyunsaturated Fats 4g

Monounsaturated Fats 1g

Sodium 152mg6%

Potassium 30mg1%

Carbohydrates 38g13%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 23g26%

Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 1IU0%

Vitamin C 6mg7%

Calcium 50mg5%

Iron 1mg6%

* P.c Each day Values are primarily based on a 2000 calorie weight-reduction plan.