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Lemon and Honey Bread with Maple Butter Glaze - Freshness and Delicacy

Nothing symbolizes freshness and liveliness better than lemon, a fruit often found in our refrigerators and sometimes forgotten until it loses its splendor. To remedy this, I offer you an exquisite recipe for lemon bread, a delicious and clever way to make the most of those waiting lemons. This bread, with its tangy and refreshing taste, offers a real awakening of the senses and is an excellent way to use these citrus fruits before they go to waste.

Origin of Lemon Bread

Lemon bread, although its exact history is unclear, has its roots in the tradition of European sweet cakes and breads. Its popularity has grown over the years, especially in Western countries, where it has become a favorite for its distinctive taste and chewy texture. This bread, often confused with a cake because of its tender texture and rich flavors, has won the hearts of gourmets thanks to its perfect balance between sweetness and acidity.

Ideal Times to Serve Lemon Bread

  • Breakfast and Brunch : Start your day with a slice of lemon bread, accompanied by a cup of coffee or tea. Its bright, sunny flavor makes it a great choice for breakfast or brunch.
  • Snack or Coffee Break : Perfect for an afternoon, this bread can be an ideal snack, bringing a touch of freshness and energy.
  • Light Dessert : Served after a meal, it provides a light and refreshing finish, especially when accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a touch of whipped cream.
  • Special Occasions : Whether for a birthday, a picnic or a family reunion, lemon bread always has its place and delights guests of all ages.

This lemon bread recipe, with its unique maple butter glaze , is a celebration of simplicity and freshness, providing a taste experience that is both comforting and invigorating. Don't hesitate to try it and discover how easy it is to transform ordinary lemons into an extraordinary culinary creation.

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 15 minutes
🍳 Cooking time 50-60 minutes
⏲️ Total time 1 hour 5-15 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level Easy
🍽️ Servings 8-10 people
🔥 Calories (approximate) 300 per serving


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cuphoney
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (regular lemon or Meyer lemon)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (regular lemon or Meyer lemon)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or melted butter)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


This lemon bread, with the sweet scent of honey and the option of Meyer lemon, will be delicious with the maple butter glaze, providing a unique and tasty touch. Good preparation !


Q: What type of lemon is recommended for this recipe, regular lemon or Meyer lemon?
A: You can use both. Regular lemon will provide a classic tartness, while Meyer lemon, sweeter and lightly fragrant, will give a unique flavor to your bread.

Q: Can I substitute honey for sugar?
A: Yes, but honey offers a special richness and depth of flavor. If substituting with sugar, adjust the amount to desired sweetness.

Q: What is the best way to store lemon bread?
A: Lemon bread can be stored at room temperature for 2-3 days. For longer storage, wrap it and place it in the refrigerator.

Q: Can this bread be frozen?
A: Absolutely. Wrap the bread (without frosting) in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil, and freeze. It keeps well for about 3 months.

Q: Can I add other ingredients to this recipe?
A: Of course! Nuts, poppy seeds or dried fruit can be delicious additions.

Q: Is it possible to make this recipe gluten-free?
A: Yes, you can use gluten-free flour suitable for baking. Keep in mind that texture may vary slightly.

Q: Is maple butter frosting essential?
A: The maple butter glaze adds a special touch, but you can enjoy the bread as is or with another type of glaze of your choice.

Q: Is this recipe suitable for brunch or dessert?
A: This recipe is versatile! Perfect for brunch, a snack or as a light dessert after a meal.

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1 c. à café = 1 c. à thé. On a modifié la recette pour une meilleure compréhension. Merci Suzanne :)


Il y a très longtemps que je n’ai fait un pain au citron. Maintenant avec du miel, sûrement un wow. Pour les oeufs j’en mets seulement un. Je remplace le deuxième par un yogourt vanille. J’ai le droit à deux oeufs par semaine. Pour le glaçage j’ai un Caramel à l’érable de prêt. Mon dessert pour ce soir qui complétera mon souper. Merci et bon weekend !

Danielle Martel

Bonjour, merci pour cette belle recette, 1 c. a café représente quoi ? 1 c a thé ou a table

Suzanne Brassard

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