Add this popular lemon-flavored loaf of bread to your brunch table. If you prefer, use the same recipe to make muffins instead.

Source: Family Circle


Recipe Summary

15 mins
22 mins
37 mins
3 mini loaves or 12 muffins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 400 degree F. Coat three 5-3/4 x 3 x 2-1/8 mini loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.

  • In large bowl, whisk flour, 1 cup of the sugar, the baking powder, poppyseeds and salt until blended.

  • In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the oil, yogurt, 1/4 cup water, eggs, lemon rind, lemon juice and vanilla. Pour into flour mixture and stir until just blended. Divide batter among prepared pans. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon sugar.

  • Bake loaves at 400 degree F for 26 minutes, or until crowned and lightly brown on top. Cool in pans for 5 minutes, then remove from pan directly to rack to cool completely.


Loaves can be baked as standard-size muffins: Coat 12 molds of a standard-size muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Divide batter evenly among molds, a slightly heaping 1/4 cup batter in each. Decrease baking time to 20 to 22 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 24mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 23g; protein 3g; sodium 186mg.