Keto Lemon Bread Recipe: Perfectly Moist & Delicious

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This Keto Lemon Bread recipe reminds me of Starbucks glazed lemon bread, but with a fraction of the carbs. When it comes to a healthy lemon loaf that is a simple low-carb dessert or breakfast, you’re not going to want to miss a bite of this low-carb lemon cake! 

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HOW TO MAKE THIS KETO LEMON BREAD 

It took a couple of tries before I perfected this low-carb lemon bread recipe for the keto diet. Experimenting with fewer eggs resulted in dry lemon bread as a dessert and not fit for human consumption. There is a real reason you have to use more eggs when baking with low-carb flours. Unlike fluffy white gluten-filled white flour, keto-friendly flours tend to be drier in nature and more absorbent. So, don’t freak out about the six eggs. I promise they are necessary.

This Keto Lemon Bread recipe turned out amazingly delicious and moist! Make sure to check out all of my easy keto bread recipes

Is Lemon Keto? 

Yes, using lemon juice and zest in a recipe is keto-friendly. 

Ingredients:

Here are step-by-step instructions with pictures for those that find it helpful. Scroll to the very bottom of the post for the recipe card and complete list of instructions.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 and line bread pan with parchment paper. Keto baked goods tend to be quite sticky, so I have found parchment paper a necessity. 

This Keto Lemon Bread recipe reminds me of Starbucks glazed lemon bread, but with a fraction of the carbs. #keto #lowcarb

Step 3: Beat eggs, Monkfruit Classic, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, salt, and baking powder until combined.

This Keto Lemon Bread recipe reminds me of Starbucks glazed lemon bread, but with a fraction of the carbs. #keto #lowcarb

Step 2: Melt butter and allow it to cool. Then, add melted butter, coconut flour, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the mixture and beat again until combined. I use a lemon zester like pictured below to make zesting a lemon easier. See the tips below. 
bread citrus zester

TIPS TO ZEST A LEMON

When zesting a lemon for this keto lemon loaf recipe, make sure to skim the lemon’s outside layer; otherwise, you will go too deep, and your zest will be very bitter. You’ll know that you’ve gone too far when you see white underneath the layer of yellow on the lemon. Once you see that, you’ll need to rotate your lemon and start zesting in a new spot. The lemon zest adds incredible lemon flavor.

Need a lemon zester? You can find it here.

This Keto Lemon Bread recipe reminds me of Starbucks glazed lemon bread, but with a fraction of the carbs. #keto #lowcarb

Step 4: Bake, then mix up the ingredients for the icing and pour over the top. I prefer to pour the glaze over the keto lemon bread while it is still warm instead of cooled completely; that way, it drips off the sides. 

Tip: Keep in mind that baking time can vary since all ovens cook differently. Make sure to watch closely.

This Keto Lemon Bread recipe reminds me of Starbucks glazed lemon bread, but with a fraction of the carbs. #keto #lowcarb

Enjoy this delicious low-carb version of lemon bread with a delicious glaze. It pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee.

Tips for making this low carb lemon cake

If you don’t want the Keto Lemon Bread to stick to the pan, make sure to line it with parchment paper first. I have found that parchment paper is necessary for keto baking because keto-friendly flours tend to be very sticky.

How does this low-carb lemon loaf taste the next day? 

Although delicious straight from the oven, I thought it was even better warmed the next day with a nice cup of coffee for breakfast. This Low Carb Lemon Bread recipe turned out better than I imagined.

MORE KETO-FRIENDLY BREAD RECIPES

If you love our simple low-carb lemon loaf recipe and crave other keto baked goods, then I know you will enjoy checking out all of my family’s favorite recipes in my Keto Recipes Index. Check out all of my Keto Recipes!

Do you love lemon? Here are a few other Keto lemon recipes.

 

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Keto Lemon Bread Recipe

This Keto Lemon Bread recipe reminds me of Starbucks glazed lemon bread, but with a fraction of the carbs. It's low carb, sugar-free, and much like a keto lemon pound cake or keto lemon loaf. It's so easy to make and delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto lemon bread recipe
Servings: 15 slices
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 9 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup Monkfruit Classic
  • 2 zest of 2 lemons (reserve 1 tsp for the glaze)
  • 4 tsp fresh lemon juice

For the Glaze

  • 2 tbsp Monkfruit Powdered
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • splash of heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 and line bread pan with parchment paper. 
  • Melt butter and allow it to cool.
  • Beat eggs, Monkfruit Classic, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, salt, and baking powder until combined. 
  • Add melted butter, coconut flour, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the mixture and beat again until combined.
  • Pour batter into parchment paper-lined bread pan.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until the top of the bread is just beginning to brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

For the Glaze:

  • Combine the Monkfruit Powdered, lemon juice, lemon zest, and a splash of heavy whipping cream, then whisk until the glaze is nice and smooth. ,
  • Pour glaze over warm bread then use a knife or spatula to spread it out so that it covers the top and drips over the sides. 

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Notes

The sugar alcohols from Monkfruit are not included in the carb count as most subtract to calculate net carbs. Information is provided as a courtesy based on the exact ingredients that I used. 

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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210 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I just made this and all 3 of my kids ate it! That doesn’t happen very often, especially with low carb foods. The bread is very light and has a refreshing lemon flavor. Thank you for your recipes!

  2. 5 stars
    I just made this again today for about the 10th time in a year. It has become one of my favorites. It’s a little more work than some, but worth every minute.

  3. 5 stars
    Wow! This bread was so delicious! Best when chilled, IMO. Though, I could eat this every day! Thank you for posting & sharing.

  4. Made it for the first time today. It is very good and I am a lemon lover . I did add 1/8 tsp of lemon extract extra.
    I will definitely make this again! Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    This is the best Keto cake I’ve had so far. Can this same recipe be used as a base for other cakes?

    1. It’s worth a try, but I can’t guarantee it would always work as it would depend on what other ingredients you are adding.

    1. Fantastic, Maryn! I’m so glad you loved it. I appreciate your taking the time to comment and rate the recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    Made this last night and it is AMAZING! Thanks so much for all these yummy recipes, it makes it so much easier to stay on track on Keto!

    1. Yes, although it’s not a perfect conversion 1/4 coconut flour equals 1 cup almond flour. You use much less coconut flour because it is so absorbent.

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