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Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread
Makes:
10 servings (one 8 x 4-inch loaf)
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
80
minutes
Low SodiumVegetarian
based on
138 reviews
This lemony fresh, delicious quick bread was inspired by one of our own Very Best Bakers, Brenda Washburn of Enid, Oklahoma. Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread is perfect anytime of the day and may be used as a dessert or snack! The Lemon Syrup can be made while the bread is baking, making this an easy-to-bake treat that is sure to be a favorite!

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (about 1 lemon - reserve lemon for later use)
  • LEMON SYRUP (recipe follows)

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 8 x 4-inch baking pan.

COMBINE flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Beat eggs, evaporated milk, oil and lemon zest together in medium bowl. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Using the skewer, poke numerous holes in the hot bread, piercing all the way to the bottom. Slowly drizzle the hot Lemon Syrup over the bread (Syrup will soak into the bread). Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes; run knife around edge of bread. Remove bread to wire rack to cool completely.

LEMON SYRUP:
COMBINE
1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice (1 lemon) in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and a light syrup is formed.


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  •  Star(s)

    Lemon Bread

    Norma McCrary from Washington, IN

    I made this for a gathering we had where I live. It was such a huge success, many asked for the recipe.

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    old fashioned lemon bread

    GEETA JAIPAUL from Greenacres, FL

    i made this for the office brunch and everyone loved it!!!! i keep getting repeated offers to make it no matter the occasion!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Tasty and Easy!

    NICOLE F from

    I made this to give as a hostess gift. I did leave off the syrup though (it sounded way too sweet for a bread). It was very delicious and had just the right lemon flavor. The best part was it was so easy to make and a welcome homemade gift!

  •  Star(s)

    Best Cake Ever

    Joyce Walker from Hillsboro, TX

    This is the best ever. man what a cake to bake for a family.

  •  Star(s)

    Old fashion lemon bread

    Roberta O'Key from Tucson, AZ

    Easy, served with sugared lemon slices and curd-impressivily delicious

  •  Star(s)

    yummy

    Stephanie Hood from Salado, TX

    reminds me of one my granny used to make

  •  Star(s)

    old fashioned lemon bread

    Christine Noah from Depew, NY

    I JUST MADE THIS LAST NIGHT,AND MY HUSBAND,WANTED TO MAKE ANOTHER LOAF RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE HE ATE IT ALL. IF YOU LOVE LEMON THIS RECIPE IS OUT OF THIS WORLD. THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT RECIPE.

  •  Star(s)

    Family loved it.

    Jeff Smith from tx

    Nice easy and speedy and the family just loved it

  •  Star(s)

    Lemon Bread

    Michele Jakoulov from Somerville, MA

    This is a wonderful and easy bread to make- I leave off the syrup because I found it too sticky and the bread tastes great without it.

  •  Star(s)

    So easy!

    Samantha Lacouture from Quaker Hill, CT

    My husband and I loved this recipe. It has just the right amount of sweet"ness" to it. It was easy and oh so moist and yummy!

  •  Star(s)

    Lemony

    Sylvia Hanna from Midland Tx.

    I absolutely loved this recipe. It is very moist and not too sweet.

  •  Star(s)

    Loved by all!

    Diane McSweeney from Federal Way, WA

    Easy, tasty, and good both warm or at room temperature. Thanks for a good recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    old-fashioned lemon bread

    patricia landry from Lumberton, TX

    It is an enjoyable tasting of lemon and it is a good snack to have when you have people over.

  •  Star(s)

    Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread

    Lucia Brown from Bronx, NY

    Absolutely delicious. I used butter instead of vegetable oil and added 1 tsp. vanilla extract. It tastes as delicious as the picture looks. Will definitely make it again very soon.

  •  Star(s)

    old fashioned lemon bread

    lisa dotson from wise,va

    Have not made it yet but it reminds me of a lemon bread that my grandmother made. She loved everything that had lemons in it.

  •  Star(s)

    lemon bread

    Sherry Cunningham from THE FORKS PLT, ME

    This is the best, my girlfriend and I ate the whole thing. So we had to make another one to share with our quilting class. they also enjoyed it. Thank You for the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread Surprise

    JUDY WHITE STURTEVANT STURTEVANT from Gautier, MS

    My friends and I used this recipe for an afternoon neighborhood coffee. The bread was as good as that from any pastry shop and not a crumb remained. Each visitor received the recipe and those recipes of two other neighbors giving them an opportunity to try this at home.

  •  Star(s)

    Lemon Bread

    Deborah Abe from

    Easy to make....loved the "lemony" taste. Friends also enjoyed it.

  •  Star(s)

    Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread

    Deb Stuber from Clear Lake, Wa.

    Truly a delightful treat! This is the closest I've come to finding a recipe like my Grandmom used to make when I was little and I have tried at least 50 recipes or more. This bread took me back to memories of those days when she would give us a big slice while still warm with a big glass of milk. The texture and flavor were wonderful and it was a snap to make! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    baker

    Mary Joplin from Springfield, MO

    I love the taste of this bread and it is so easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    I've had better

    Barbara Rozen from PITTSBURGH, PA

    It's an average tasting lemon bread. There are much better recipes out there for lemon bread which are rich and more moist.

  •  Star(s)

    LEMON BREAD

    CECE A from Morocco, IN

    THIS WAS EASY TO MAKE AND WAS VERY GOOD,

  •  Star(s)

    So lemonicious!

    Antoinette Bryant from Starlight, PA

    This was so easy AND so lemonyto make! We all loved it and I've made it 3 times in a month!

  •  Star(s)

    Honey

    MARY STANLEY from MALIBU, CA

    I cut back on the sugar but added a bit of honey in both the cake and the syrup. Also added vanilla and almond extract for subtle hints. The honey makes the syrup more sticky but the added 'oomph' of honey is a nice addition. I made one loaf as a gift and from the rave reviews I've got another one in the oven to use as a base for strawberries and whipping cream.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Bread

    Denise Middleton from Hemet, CA

    This is such a moist bread. Great with coffee and company

  •  Star(s)

    Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread

    irais tryon from SAN DIEGO, CA

    My family and I love this recipe, it was fast and easy to make. It's lemony-delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    Lemon Bread

    Deanna Garrett from

    My daughter put some whip cream on top of hers and really enjoyed it. She would have used Whipped Cream cheese, if I had any. That sounded mmm to me! Maybe next time.

  •  Star(s)

    Old Fashion Lemon Bread

    Carol Carmicheal from Carrollton, GA

    This was the easiest homemade bread that I have ever made for my family. They really enjoyed the lemony taste that was not a real tarty taste. Most of the ingredients I already had and had time to prepare and bake before going to work at 8 a.m.

  •  Star(s)

    The Bread that Got Away

    Mary Raybon from Moreno Valley, CA

    I needed something to take to work for a bake sale. I found this recipe, had all the ingredients and in no time I had a house that smelled wonderful and a product that the office went wild over. It was easy to made and a wonderful treat.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful!!!

    Timothy O'Donnell from Stayton, OR

    I'm 14 years old and love to bake, I made the bread and thought it was wonderful! It is so good! I am going to keep this recipe forever!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Good

    Dee Phillips from COLUMBIA, SC

    Excellent quick recipe for a lemon treat. Also good for the beginner. My daughter is very proud when she makes this.

  •  Star(s)

    Mickey

    Michelle Scholz from Chilton, WI

    Made this for Easter and everyone just love it. We put differnt toping on it. Made a orange one to go with it. Was so fun and easy to make. Thank You

  •  Star(s)

    Easter Morning Bread

    Jan Wilkins from Blytheville, AR

    How delicious, how wonderful. I made it for Easter Morning, I plan to make again tonight and give as a gift!

  •  Star(s)

    Old Fashioned Lemon Bread

    Janet Plested from Arroyo Grande, CA

    This Lemon bread is fantastic! It is rich, moist and "lemony" as my family put it. Asked my family if too lemony and the answer was no just the right amount of tang and the right amount of lemon. It is a definite winner and I will be making another couple of loaves for this next weekend where I will share it with lots of friends.

  •  Star(s)

    OLD FASHION LEMON BREAD

    julie gelski from HEMLOCK, MI

    AFTERNOON COFFEE OR TEA,THIS BREAD IS GREAT,MOIST EASY.ALL WILL ENJOY!A SNACK AT EVENING,GLASS OF MILK,YOUR CHIDREN WILL LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    absolutely delicious!

    Beth Donaghy from MICHIGAN, ND

    I made this for the weekend when my family will be home, but there might not be any left-I will probably eat the whole loaf! Will definitely make again!

  •  Star(s)

    Very good lemon bread

    BARY CLIFTON from Athens, TX

    I love this lemon bread. It's very easy to make. Everyone has ask me to make it again. This recipe is a keeper.

  •  Star(s)

    too sticky

    Janet Monroe from North Liberty, IN

    I made this lemon bread and enjoyed it while it was warm, but not the next day. The topping was too sticky for me.

  •  Star(s)

    awesome new favorite

    Michelle Welton from Waterford, PA

    My bread looked just like the picture. This recipe is great,although I probably tripled the amount of lemon zest. It adds a little extra something to it PLUS it looks great in it when cut into slices and arranged on a plate to serve to others !!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Old fashioned lemon bread

    barbara robbins from Scituate, MA

    This bread is easy to make rich,moist,tangy lemon. The glaze is not too sweet and the glaze is crisp when the bread is eaten the same day. The lemon bread remains moist for several days. My family loved it. It's a new family classic. YUM!

  •  Star(s)

    lemon loaf

    glenda sparks from Milton, VT

    this is so good i will make it over, and over again

  •  Star(s)

    Yummmmmmy

    Nancy Lauritzen from Sterling, Illinois

    So easy and makes my kitchen smell sooooo good. Brings back memories of childhood and I am taking 2 loaves to California for Easter. I adjusted recipe a little, used 1/2 bakable artificial sweetener and 1/2 unsweeteded applesauce to lower calories a little and make more heart-friendly. Still turned out perfect and we all love it.

  •  Star(s)

    I love this recipe

    Bonnie Capuano from Wewahitchka, FL

    I just made 2 of these cakes for company last night...it was soo good. They wanted the recipe too. I'd make this again and again and again!!!

  •  Star(s)

    worth a try

    Rickielee Pelo from Gridley, IL

    This was a good recipe. Would be perfect for a tea party or brunch. We had it for desert and my kids thought it was "good but very lemony".

  •  Star(s)

    Old Fashioned Lemon Bread

    susan niddrie from Worcester, MA

    I made this yesterday and it came out very dry and not very lemony either.

  •  Star(s)

    old fashioned lemon bread

    gloria marquez from santa fe, NM

    I made this yesterday and it came out quite good especially with the sauce. I would consider giving this as a gift. THANKS

  •  Star(s)

    Lemon Bread

    Valerie H from

    I've been on a yogurt substitution kick for a month or so now; did a straight up swap of yogurt for the amount of oil called for in the recipe. Bread was moist and rose as hoped, even with the lack of oil. Also, I cut back on the sugar to 3/4 cup. My husband pulled the bread out of the oven for me and I must've missed the "poke holes in bread with a skewer" because I told him to just pour the syrup over top. A bit too sour doing it that way; I'm making again this week and will make sure to poke the holes! I like the texture and taste; simple and fresh.

  •  Star(s)

    Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread

    Paula Crum from Vicksburg, MS

    I made the lemon bread the way it was written, very easy and quick to put together. Then I made the lemon bread and changed the sauce to lemon and powder sugar mixed together and poured over. Much better.

  •  Star(s)

    Old Fashioned Lemon Cake

    Vicky Cornejo from Roy, Utah

    This is the best

  •  Star(s)

    Lemon Bread

    debbie post from Ashtabula, OH

    It was delious. My whole family loved it. Sent the recipe to friends in AZ and they too loved it.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10 

  • Calories: 270
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Total Fat: 9g (14% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (10% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 45mg (15% of DV)
  • Sodium: 180mg (8% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 42g (14% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 27g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 6% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (about 1 lemon - reserve lemon for later use)
  • LEMON SYRUP (recipe follows)

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 8 x 4-inch baking pan.

COMBINE flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Beat eggs, evaporated milk, oil and lemon zest together in medium bowl. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Using the skewer, poke numerous holes in the hot bread, piercing all the way to the bottom. Slowly drizzle the hot Lemon Syrup over the bread (Syrup will soak into the bread). Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes; run knife around edge of bread. Remove bread to wire rack to cool completely.

LEMON SYRUP:
COMBINE
1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice (1 lemon) in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and a light syrup is formed.

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