Lemon Loaf

  • Yield: 10 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 to 45


1/2cup sugar
1/4cup margarine
-- peel of 1 lemon, grated
1cup whole wheat flour
1cup all-purpose flour
1/4teaspoon salt
2teaspoons baking powder
1teaspoon baking soda
1/4cup lemon juice
3/4cup buttermilk
1/3cup walnuts, chopped
2tablespoons lemon juice
3tablespoons sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.  Cream 1/2 cup sugar and margarine.  Add grated lemon peel and mix until smooth.  Mix together flours, salt, baking powder and soda; set aside.  Mix buttermilk and 1/4 cup lemon juice and set aside.  Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture.  Do not over mix.  Stir in walnuts.  Pour into loaf pan coated with non-stick cooking spray.  Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.  In a small saucepan, combine 2 tablespoons lemon juice with remaining sugar.  Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.  Pierce top of loaf with fork.  Spoon lemon sugar mixture over top.  Let cool for slicing.  


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Springfield Missouri Inc.’s Women Who Can Dish It Out (Springfield, Missouri, 1997).

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 212
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 1mg
  • Sodium 342mg