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.
- 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