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Vegan Lemon Loaf with Lemon Glaze

Soft and moist lemon loaf topped with a perfectly sweetened lemon glaze, this vegan lemon loaf recipe is a true hit. Made with all natural and simple ingredients, you need to try this delicious plant-based recipe!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword lemon dessert, lemon loaf vegan, spring brunch recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 343 kcal
Author Mindful Avocado


Lemon Loaf:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil soft and scoopable
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 2 flax eggs (2 Tablespoons flax seeds + 6 Tablespoons water)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (juice from about 1 lemon)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegan butter (such as Earth Balance) can substitute with coconut oil if preferred; melted
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (juice from about 1 lemon)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

  2. Mix flax seed and water in small bowl and set in fridge

  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together coconut oil and sugar until coconut oil is in small, pea-sized clumps

  4. Add flax eggs, almond milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest to mixing bowl. Stir well.

  5. In another mixing bowl, sift flour. Add baking powder and salt and mix well. 

  6. Add flour mixture to wet mixture and stir well. Pour into a greased loaf pan.

  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes. To test if fully cooked, stick a butter knife through the center and ensure it comes out clean.

To Make the Glaze:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, add all ingredients for glaze and whisk until there are no clumps from the sugar

  2. Once the loaf is completely cooled, pour glaze onto lemon loaf.

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Recipe Notes

To make a thicker glaze, add more powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon at a time until consistency is reached. Or alternatively, add lemon juice in 1 tablespoon at a time. I like my glaze slightly thick, but still on the runny side.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lemon Loaf with Lemon Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/8 recipe))
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 137
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.2g 23%
Saturated Fat 12.4g 62%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Potassium 128mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 50.1g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Sugars 31.1g
Protein 3.6g 7%
Calcium 5%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.