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Lemon Tea Bread

I love serving my homemade Lemon Tea Bread along side my Italian dishes. This bread has just enough sweetness to enjoy in place of a dessert after dinner.

I love serving my homemade Lemon Tea Bread along side my Italian dishes.  Although lemon tea bread is often paired with afternoon tea, this bread has just enough sweetness to enjoy in place of a dessert after dinner.

Homemade Lemon Tea Bread Recipe

Lemon Tea Bread
  1. Beat softened organic butter or coconut oil at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Gradually add 1 cup granulated sweetener or ½ cup liquid sweetener, beating until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, 1 at a time.
  4. Stir together gluten-free flour, baking powder, and sea salt; add to organic butter mixture alternating with milk, beating at low speed just until blended, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  5. Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon rind and essential oil.
  6. Spoon batter into greased and floured 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center of bread comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing bread.
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Stir together powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth; spoon evenly over top of bread, letting excess drip down sides.
  11. Stir together remaining 1 tablespoon lemon rind and 1 tablespoon sweetener; sprinkle on top of bread.

The lemon essential oil really brings out the flavor.  If you prefer your bread to be a little less sweetened, then feel free to skip the last step and leave off the glazed drizzle.

What is your favorite bread recipe to bake?


This post currently has 5 comments.

  1. Carol
    May 31, 2016

    LOVE lemon!!! So looking forward to trying this!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!❤

    • Dr. Z
      May 31, 2016

      We LOVE lemon, too, and this recipe is the best! Keep up posted how you like it!

  2. Helen Matejovic
    May 28, 2016

    Thank you
    Sounds great can’t wait to try it.

  3. Helen
    May 22, 2016

    Wondering what brand of lemon oil you use.

    • Customer Support
      June 13, 2016

      Essential Oil Brands: If you are inquiring about essential oil brand recommendations please note that the information published on my website is for educational purposes only, and I do not sell supplements & essential oils. To ensure that I can continue to provide unbiased, evidence-based material I must remain “brand neutral,” and I cannot recommend specific companies to purchase products from. I trust that you understand. 🙂
      With that said, there are several quality, therapeutic grade brands out there. Here’s what I do:
      Ask the company that you’re interested in for a report of their sourcing and quality standards. (indigenously sourced, sustainable, organic, non-gmo, etc..)
      Check online for some positive and negative reports – be careful to not let MLM propaganda get in the way of truth. (EVERYONE’s brand is the best, right? Especially, when they’re selling something).
      Contact the company and see if their grade is safe for internal use.
      Try a couple, and test for yourself.
      Lemon, lavender and peppermint are common and relatively inexpensive and you should get a good gauge to see if this brand is for you or not.
      Remember, many of these companies get their oils from the same supplier. They just private label them.


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