5 from 1 vote
A loaf of lemon almond bread with two slices cut from it.
Lemon Almond Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

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

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, large, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 12
Calories: 482 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter , room temperature
  • 3 large eggs , room temperature
  • 1 lemon , zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
For the Glaze:
  • 2 - 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (or more)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds , for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a standard 9x5'' loaf pan.

  2. In a small bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. 

  3. In another large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. 

  4. Add the eggs and mix. Add zest and juice from one lemon, and almond extract. Add the almond milk and sour cream and mix.

  5. Slowly stir in dry ingredients, just until combined.

  6. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

  7. Remove to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

  8. Mix together glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over the top of the cooled cake. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes one 9x5'' loaf!

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Almond Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Potassium 127mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 90g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 63g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 6.7%
Vitamin C 5.8%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.