Vanilla Protein Lemon Loaf

The Heavenly Bakes
by The Heavenly Bakes
1 loaf
50 min

A fluffy and moist lemon loaf...

The BEST lemon loaf you will ever make

The best thing about this lemon loaf is that it does not contain an insane amount of sugar as you would find in most lemon pound cakes. It also contains a small amount of yogurt to help maintain it's fluffiness and for me, that's definitely the secret ingredient here! I love adding protein powder to my desserts and so I added a scoop of vanilla into this loaf. SO GOOD!

I wouldn’t suggest changing anything in this recipe, keep the ingredients and measurements the same and you won’t be disappointed.

Use regular all-purpose flour for best results.

Use a small amount of granulated sugar and coconut/brown sugar.

Use a combination of baking powder and baking soda.

Use your favorite protein powder! Mine is HappyWay AU.

Any milk can be used for this recipe, I used soya milk to make it dairy-free.

Use 3 medium-sized eggs for best results.

You can use any yogurt you'd like, vegan plain yogurt, regular greek yogurt etc.

You can use lemon zest but may opt to keep it out if you don't like it.

The lemon juice is not optional, use 5/6 tablespoons for a richer taste or 2 tablespoons if you like to keep things light.

Finally, use half a cup of regular or vegan butter.

Vanilla Protein Lemon Loaf
Recipe details
  • 1  loaf
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup plain/greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2-4 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on how much you want it to taste like lemon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 – 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C and prepare the loaf tin.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the butter with the sugars until light and fluffy.
Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing in between.
Add in the vanilla, yogurt, lemon juice and mix until combined.
Add the flour, protein powder, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda, salt and mix until combined.
Pour the batter into the loaf tin.
Bake for 35-40 minutes.