I was looking for a lemon bread recipe and found several. After several revisions this is the best tasting and moist bread I came up with; it has variations of flavors.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Bread:
Glaze:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan.

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  • Stir 1 1/2 cups sugar, applesauce, oil, and eggs together in a bowl; add lemon peel and 1 teaspoon lemon extract. Pour milk into applesauce mixture and stir.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture; stir until well-combined. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 75 minutes. Let bread rest in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

  • Whisk 1/2 cup sugar, water, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract together in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is melted and has a thick glaze consistency, 1 to 2 minutes. Poke several holes in the top of the warm bread and brush glaze over loaf.

Cook's Note:

Substitute orange peel for the lemon peel to make orange bread.

Substitute almond extract for the lemon peel and lemon extract and add 1 tablespoon poppy seeds to make almond poppy seed bread.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 56.8g; fat 15.4g; cholesterol 47.7mg; sodium 231.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2015
I really liked this revipe.. But I felt that it needed more liquid and flavor. So I added a little extra milk and oil then some orange and almond extract. It was such a huge hit with my family! I believe i also cut back on one egg. I didn't want it cakey.:) Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2014
I followed the directions but it didn't turn out well. It was really thick/dense and tasted really flour-y. Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2015
I really liked this revipe.. But I felt that it needed more liquid and flavor. So I added a little extra milk and oil then some orange and almond extract. It was such a huge hit with my family! I believe i also cut back on one egg. I didn't want it cakey.:) Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2014
I followed the directions but it didn't turn out well. It was really thick/dense and tasted really flour-y. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2015
I thought it was very good! Tasty and moist Read More
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