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Vegan Lemon Loaf

This Vegan Lemon Loaf Recipe is soft, moist and completely irresistible. Comes together in one bowl & uses simple pantry ingredients and better for you than the lemon loaf from Starbucks. This healthier version is gluten free, dairy free, paleo friendly with low carb & keto options!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon bread, lemon loaf, lemon loaf starbucks, vegan bread, vegan lemon bread, vegan lemon loaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 230 kcal
Author Kelly


For the glaze

  • 1/3 cup coconut butter (manna) We love this brand. You can also sub with powdered sweetener of your choice and mix that with some unsweetened almond milk until it reaches a thick glaze consistency if you don't have coconut butter. 
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup For low-carb and keto, use Lakanto Sugar-free maple syrup or your preferred liquid sweetener instead.
  • 1 tsp lemon juice + zest for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x4 loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, applesauce, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract and whisk to combine.

    A bowl of wet ingredients for the vegan lemon loaf batter
  3. Place a large mesh sieve over bowl and sift in baking powder, almond flour, tapioca flour , coconut flour and salt. Stir until well combined with no lumps.

    A bowl of dry ingredients for the gluten free lemon loaf batter
  4. Transfer batter to loaf pan.

    Bake for 35-42 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven & cool for at least 30 minutes to set.

    Lemon loaf batter in a glass baking loaf pan

For the glaze

  1. Mix together ingredients for glaze.

    A bowl of icing with a whisk
  2. Drizzle glaze over bread. Cut into slices and enjoy.

    Top view of vegan lemon bread on a white square plate
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lemon Loaf
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.