Gluten-Free Lemon Loaf with Glaze (Dairy-Free)

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A sliced loaf of gluten-free lemon loaf.

This delicious gluten-free lemon loaf has a light and moist crumb and is simple enough for everyday but special enough to be perfect for bridal and baby showers or Mother’s Day brunches.

A slice of gluten-free & dairy-free lemon loaf.

How to Make Gluten-Free Lemon Loaf

Lining a loaf pan with parchment paper to help get the loaf out easily.

Preheat the oven to 350°. Line the bottom of a 9 x 4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl mix together the gluten-free flour mix, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Mix together 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and enough almond milk to make a combined total of 2/3 cup. This is making a “buttermilk”. Let that sit.

Next, use a zester or a grater to zest one lemon. Be sure to zest just the yellow part of the peel. The white part under the yellow is bitter. You should be able to get around 2 tablespoons of zest. If not use a second lemon. Set aside.

Then juice the lemon. I use a hand juicer and it makes it so easy. You’ll get around 3 tablespoons of juice. Set aside.

Mixing the wet ingredients in a big mixing bowl.

Now in a large bowl add the eggs, sugar, almond milk mixture, lemon zest, l tablespoon of lemon juice, lemon extract. Mix this all together until thoroughly combined.

Mixing dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to make a lemon loaf.

Then mix in the avocado oil. Next, mix in the flour mixture until combined.

Pouring the batter into a loaf pan that is lined with parchment paper.

Pour batter into the parchment-lined 9 x 4-inch loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes. Test with a toothpick to make sure it’s clear to tell if it’s done.

Let the lemon loaf sit in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes to cool. Then remove from the pan and peel of the parchment paper from the bottom. Set it on the wire rack to completely cool.

Drizzle lemon glaze over the loaf.

After the loaf is completely cool mix together 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar and 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice. If you want it to be more of a glaze use 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and if you want it to be a bit thicker use 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons.

A plate of gluten-free lemon loaf with a few slices sliced.

Special Ingredients Used for Gluten-Free Lemon Loaf

  • Gluten-Free Flour Mix: I used Pamela’s Artisan Blend Gluten-Free Flour in this recipe. Another favorite mix that I like to use is Better Batter. Both are dairy-free as well.
  • Dairy-Free Milk: I used Unsweetened Almond Milk in this recipe, other options are Cashew or Coconut Milk.
  • Oil: I like to use either Avocado Oil or melted “Refined” Coconut Oil. Neither of them has a strong flavor and that makes them both a good choice for baking.
A slice of gluten-free lemon loaf with the rest of the loaf in the background.

How to Store Lemon Loaf

After the glaze has been completely set you can store your lemon loaf on the counter covered in plaster wrap or a covered container. You can store it on the counter for up to 3 days after that I would suggest refrigerating it for up to a total of 5-7 days.

You can also freeze your lemon loaf by wrapping it with at least two layers of plastic wrap and an outer layer of aluminum foil for or up to 3 months. To use remove from freezer and allow to thaw on the counter. You could also freeze individual slices for a quick and easy treat for later.

More Gluten-Free Desserts You’ll Love:

Easy Peach Cobbler
Honey Bun Cake
Moist Lemon Brownies
Easy Cherry Dump Cake
Blueberry Coffee Cake

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A plate of gluten-free lemon loaf with a few slices sliced.

Gluten-Free Lemon Loaf with Glaze (Dairy-Free)

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This delicious gluten-free lemon loaf has a light and moist crumb and is simple enough for everyday but special enough for special occasions.


Ingredients

1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour mix*
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (less 1 tablespoon)
1 lemon (for zest & juice)
2 teaspoons lemon extract
1/2 cup avocado oil


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°. Line the bottom of a 9 x 4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl mix together the gluten-free flour mix, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Mix together 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and enough almond milk to make a combined total of 2/3 cup. This is making a “buttermilk”. Let that sit.

Next, use a zester or a grater to zest one lemon. Be sure to zest just the yellow part of the peel. The white part under the yellow is bitter. You should be able to get around 2 tablespoons of zest. If not use a second lemon. Set aside.

Then juice the lemon. I use a hand juicer and it makes it so easy. You’ll get around 3 tablespoons of juice. Set aside.

Now in a large bowl add the eggs, sugar, almond milk mixture, lemon zest, l tablespoon of lemon juice, lemon extract. Mix this all together until thoroughly combined.

Then mix in the avocado oil. Next, mix in the flour mixture until combined.

Pour batter into the parchment-lined 9 x 4-inch loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes. Test with a toothpick to make sure it’s clear to tell if it’s done.

Let the lemon loaf sit in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes to cool. Then remove from the pan and peel of the parchment paper from the bottom. Set it on the wire rack to completely cool.

After the loaf is completely cool mix together 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar and 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice. If you want it to be more of a glaze use 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and if you want it to be a bit thicker use 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons.


Notes

*My favorite gluten-free & dairy-free flour blends are Pamela’s Artisan Blend and Better Batter.

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