Lemon Lavender Bread Recipe

A Lemon Lavender Bread recipe that is delicious, citrusy, sweet and easy to make! It has lemon zest and dried lavender in the bread and sugar topping. It is also topped with a bright lemon glaze that is sure to delight. Your house will smell amazing when you make this simple treat.

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It’s February and cold but I’m already dreaming of sunshine and flowers. It’s kind of unfair that citrus peaks in winter since it reminds me of sunshine…sorry citrus! But, the good news is, you can make bright and delicious treats to get you through the end of winter! This Lemon Lavender Bread is really easy to put together. The touches with the fresh lemon glaze and lemon lavender sugar make it seem complicated than it is.

I was obsessed with lavender last year. All you have to do is look at my past posts like this Lavender Cheesecake I made in the Instant Pot and this Lavender Pisco Sour. I don’t think my love of lavender is going anywhere. Since it is also citrus season, I came up with another Lemon Lavender recipe. The subtle hints of lavender in the bread and sugar add just the right amount of floral aroma to take this loaf to the next dimension.

How to Make Lemon Lavender Bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and prepare a pan with non-stick spray and/or parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Stir in the lavender and set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt or sour cream and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time whisking in completely before adding the next. Mix in the zest and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in thirds, whisking lightly just until incorporated. Switch to a spatula and stir in the oil.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 40 minutes for a regular-sized bread pan or 20 minutes for mini loaf pans. Check with a toothpick, it’s ready when the toothpick comes out clean.

How to Make a Quick Lemon Glaze

Glazes for breads and pastries are so quick and easy to make and add extra moisture and flavor. To make a lemon glaze, add powdered sugar and lemon juice to a small mixing bowl and whisk together.

How to Make Lemon Lavender Sugar

Flavor-infused sugars are easy to make and can change your baking game in the kitchen! To make lavender lemon sugar, all you need is a small coffee/nut grinder or food processor. Add the dried lavender buds and sugar and pulse to combine. After that, add some freshly grated lemon zest and shake it all up in a closed container. The longer it sits, the more flavor will infuse the sugar.

Is All Lavender Edible?

All lavender is edible, however, I recommend culinary lavender because it has the best taste. I have a culinary lavender bush but I have also used my other lavender buds in my garden as well. You can find dried lavender buds in your grocery store bulk area or buy them online. There are so many things you can make in the kitchen with dried lavender buds!

Whaty kind of pan to use for Lemon Lavender Bread

I made mine in the mini loaf and bundt cake pans I own because they are just so cute. You can also make this in a full-size loaf pan (think Starbuck, but yours will be much better, and fresher) or even a muffin tin.

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Lemon Lavender Bread with Lemon Lavender Sugar

Lemon Lavender Bread with a lemon glaze and homemade lemon lavender sugar.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon bread, lemon cake, lemon loaf, lemon recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 loaf
Author EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • bread loaf pan
  • small coffee/nut grinder or small food processor

Ingredients

Lemon Lavender Bread

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender buds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered confectioners sugar
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice

Lemon Lavender Sugar

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp dried lavender buds
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Instructions

Lemon Lavender Bread

  • Preheat the oven to 350° and prepare a pan with non-stick spray and/or parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Stir in the lavender and set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt/sour cream and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time whisking in completely before adding the next. Add the zest and vanilla and combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in thirds, whisking lightly just until incorporated. Switch to a spatula and stir in the oil.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes for a regular-sized bread pan or 20 minutes for mini loaf pans. Check with a toothpick, it's ready when the toothpick comes out clean.
    batter in mini bundt pan

Lemon Glaze

  • Add powdered sugar and lemon juice to a bowl and whisk until nice and smooth.
  • Once the bread has cooled completely, gently pour the glaze on top and then sprinkle with lemon lavender sugar right away before the glaze dries.

Lemon Lavender Sugar

  • Place sugar and lavender buds in a small coffee grinder or food processor and pulse until the lavender has been chopped up but not pulverized. Place sugar in a sealable container and add lemon zest. Place lid on the container and shake to get all of the flavor to combine.
    lemon lavender sugar

One last tip…this Lemon Lavender Bread is REALLY good the next day. The lemony flavor sets in even more and the glaze gets a slight crunch to it along with the lavender sugar…WOW! You should definitely save some for the next day, maybe with some coffee???

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