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Almond Lemon Bread slices
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5 from 2 votes

Almond Lemon Bread

If you love lemon bread, this is the recipe for you. This almond lemon bread is tangy and sweet and it will easily become a family favorite. Besides tasting amazing, this bread is extremely easy to make. Have this lemon bread as a snack or part of breakfast.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon bread
Servings: 12
Author: Jill


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest – about 2 large lemons
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp.` almond extract


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan with non stick spray. If you are using a 10x5 loaf pan double this recipe as this recipe. Optional: Line the loaf pan with parchment paper or foil and leave an overhang to make removal easier.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add the lemon zest to the 1 cup of sugar and then mix it into the flour mixture.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the sour cream, oil, eggs, lemon juice and almond extract. Add this to the flour mixture from the last step and stir just until combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes. If the recipe is being doubled for a 10x5 loaf pan increase the baking time 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove the bread after 10 minutes of cooling and allow it to cool completely.

Prepare the Glaze:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, lemon juice and almond extract. If the glaze is too thick add a little more lemon juice until the desired consistency has been reached. Spoon the glaze all over the top of the bread and then top with the almond slices.
  • Store covered at room temperature