Lemon Almond Bread is a delicious and easy quick bread recipe with hints of lemon and almond flavor, topped with a sweet glaze and sliced almonds.  

A loaf of lemon almond bread with two slices cut from it.

One baked good that is ALWAYS a huge craving of mine is homemade quick breads. I could eat a slice of banana bread every single morning (especially if it’s this skinny banana bread!) . I sometimes categorize my favorites by season.

During the summer it’s lemon zucchini bread, and almond poppyseed bread.  During the fall I love this cinnamon applesauce bread, pumpkin chocolate chip bread.  And during the winter and Christmas season I just can’t get enough of this Cranberry Orange Bread!  But let’s be honest, homemade sweet breads like this lemon almond bread get my vote all year round.

Side by side photos with the first overhead view of a bread pan filled with batter for lemon almond bread, and the next shows the bread after it has been baked.

And, even though quick breads are one of my favorite things to bake, they are one of my least favorite store-bought bakery items. You know how the grocery store has them sliced, usually with a few different flavors, in a take-away container? They always sound and look appealing, and then I taste one and it’s always either overly sweet, dry, or boring. Just not worth the calories, you know?

A loaf of lemon almond bread with glaze and sliced almonds covering the top of the loaf, resting on a marble board with a blue towel next to it and lemons in the top corner of the photo.

But homemade quick breads. Oh ya —> amazing.

How to make lemon almond quick bread:

You may be shocked at how easy it is to make this lemon almond bread.  Simply sift the dry ingredients in one bowl and cream the butter and sugar together in a separate bowl.  Add eggs, lemon zest + juice, almond extract, almond milk, and sour cream to the wet mixture.  Slowly stir in the dry ingredeitns and pour this mixture in a bread pan.  Bake it at 350 for 40-50 minutes and top with yummy glaze!

I love the flavor combination in this almond quick bread. The almond milk adds an extra “nutty” flavor that I love, but you could substitute it for milk.

This recipe makes one 9×5” loaf.

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A loaf of lemon almond bread with two slices cut from it.
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 50 minutes
Total 1 hour
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For the Glaze:

  • 2 - 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (or more)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds , for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a standard 9x5'' loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. 
  • In another large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. 
  • Add the eggs and mix. Add zest and juice from one lemon, and almond extract. Add the almond milk and sour cream and mix.
  • Slowly stir in dry ingredients, just until combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Remove to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Mix together glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over the top of the cooled cake. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.


This recipe makes one 9x5'' loaf!


Calories: 482kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 184mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 1gSugar: 63gVitamin A: 335IUVitamin C: 4.8mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1.9mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this loaf of bread and shared with 8 people! It was so good, perfect amount of lemon flavor, everyone LOVED it! A big hit in the family and will make again and again! Thank you,

  2. 5 stars
    Lemon Almond Bread… WOW!! Sooooo delicious! I made it last night, without the glaze, and it is more than 1/2 gone already. This recipe was so easy and just what we needed. We’ll definitely make this again! Thank you!

  3. I decrease the sugar buy quarter of a cup and then added 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder and some cherries a little bit of almond extract and I used almond flour and replace the butter with applesauce. I’ve been asked to make more by three people

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    I’ve had a quick peek at your other recipes and feel inspired. Can’t wait to try ‘lemon almond bread’.
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