A sliced glazed lemon loaf on a white plate.

Lightened Up Glazed Lemon Loaf

This lightened up glazed lemon loaf is perfectly flavored with fresh lemon and lemon zest. Swerve decreases the sugar content of this lemon loaf, which is also lower in fat and cholesterol than other recipes.

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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon loaf, low sugar, low sugar dessert, swerve sweetener
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 159 kcal
Author Jennifer Pullman


Loaf Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup Swerve Granular you may use 1/2 sugar and 1/2 Swerve granular if you wish
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Lemon Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Swerve Confectioners you can use 1/4 cup Swerve and 1/4 cup confectioners sugar instead
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons skim milk more if needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and lightly flour an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl of an electric mixer beat together butter and Swerve granular.
  4. Add the whole egg and egg whites one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Beat in lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla, and yogurt.
  6. In a separate bowl sift together the flours, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Add 1/2 the flour and 1/2 the milk to the butter mixer and stir on low speed.
  8. Add in the remaining flour and milk and continue to stir on low speed until combined.
  9. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and tap pan to level the batter.
  10. Bake lemon loaf for about 1 hour, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  11. Cover the lemon loaf with aluminum foil 1/2 way through the baking process.
  12. Cool loaf for 30 minutes.
  13. Remove lemon loaf from the loaf pan. You may need to run a knife along the edge of the loaf to safely remove it from the pan.
  14. Prepare the glaze. You can glaze the lemon loaf while it is still warm or after the loaf has cooled. 
  15. Allow the glaze to harden before slicing.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Lightened Up Glazed Lemon Loaf
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 273IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.