When life gives you lemons you whip up this quick and easy When Life Gives You Lemon Loaf! Or as my husband likes to say When Life Gives You Lemon Loaf you eat it before everyone else does!
S, my oldest daughter, is a fan of the lemon loaf at Starbucks and I’ve always wanted to make a healthier version. When I was making batches and testing banana bread and my Life Changing Chocolate Banana Bread I thought about how the texture would be perfect for a lemon loaf. After playing with those recipes I moved on to this When Life Gives You Lemon Loaf.
With the weather lately, it’s been snowing and cold. I heard yesterday we have 4ft of snow, or more, on the ground right now. We’ve had a record number of school days cancelled because of cold and snow, I’m ready for spring and fresh recipes. A slice of this bread certainly brightens the day. I tested a couple loaves on a snowy day once and smiled as I ate it while the snow was falling outside.
The biggest challenge with this loaf was getting enough real lemon flavor without using extract and the perfect amount of sweetness. The texture as I mentioned was already what I wanted, moist and dense like pound cake yet light. Speaking of pound cake today is National Pound Cake Day.
The best part about this recipe it’s SO EASY to make! Seriously, really easy, like blend it up in the blender easy and it’s ready to pop in the oven as soon as it gets to temp. It really doesn’t get any easier. Ok maybe I guess it could you do have to measure a couple ingredients and zest lemons.
Like my recent Life Changing Chocolate Banana Bread this loaf is packed with protein and nutrition. Making it again with quinoa flakes, yes they’re gluten free. They’re also high in protein and fiber.
I am hoping to test a batch with coconut flour that is gluten free and paleo friendly and will update this post. My plan is to get it tested and nailed down before Easter.
For my fellow turmeric loving friends there is an option to use golden turmeric milk in place of non dairy milk. I like to use REBBL Lemon Turmeric Crème to get in some turmeric, bright sunshiny color, and maybe it’s just a reason to enjoy a bottle since it doesn’t use the whole bottle. While this wasn’t my favorite REBBL and I preferred the Golden Turmeric Milk I have been liking this one more lately being pregnant. Unfortunately I found out some local stores here will be discontinuing it.
Life hasn’t been giving me lemons but did give us a little reminder last week that Baby Boy will be here before we know it and maybe sooner than expected. Trying to get everything in order before he arrives but easier said then done while trying to relax and take it easy. I know it will all workout and I’m just trying not to stress about it.
Hope you all have an amazing week! Don’t forget it’s Meatless Monday and there are more great recipes linked up below and as always Deborah and I hope you join us and look forward to what’s cooking in your kitchen.When Life Gives You Lemon Loaf, it will brighten your day! #glutenfree #dairyfree #MondayMotivation Click To Tweet
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