vegan lemon loaf on wood board

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 343kcal
Author Amanda


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)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix flax seed and water in small bowl and set in fridge
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together coconut oil and sugar until coconut oil is in small, pea-sized clumps
  • Add flax eggs, almond milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest to mixing bowl. Stir well.
  • In another mixing bowl, sift flour. Add baking powder and salt and mix well. 
  • Add flour mixture to wet mixture and stir well. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  • 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:

  • In a small mixing bowl, add all ingredients for glaze and whisk until there are no clumps from the sugar
  • Once the loaf is completely cooled, pour glaze onto lemon loaf.



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.


Serving: 1slice (1/8 recipe) | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.1g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 15.2g | Saturated Fat: 12.4g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 31.1g | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 9%