Enjoy the Zesty Delight of Starbucks Lemon Bread: A Delectable Recipe

Are you a fan of Starbucks' irresistible lemon bread? Now you can recreate this tangy treat in the comfort of your own kitchen with our delightful recipe. Let's dive into making your very own Starbucks-inspired lemon bread that's perfect for any time of the day!


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream

recipe for starbucks lemon bread

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. Wet Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the softened butter and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined.

  4. Lemon Mixture: Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, vegetable oil, and Greek yogurt (or sour cream) until smooth.

  5. Combine Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

  6. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  7. Cool: Allow the lemon bread to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

  8. Prepare Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding more lemon juice if needed.

  9. Glaze the Bread: Once the bread has cooled, drizzle the glaze over the top. Allow the glaze to set before slicing and serving.

recipe for starbucks lemon bread

Serving Suggestions:

  • Enjoy a slice of Starbucks-inspired lemon bread with your morning coffee or tea.
  • Serve it as a delightful dessert or snack any time of the day.
  • Pair it with fresh berries or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special treat.


Now you can savor the irresistible flavor of Starbucks lemon bread right at home with this simple and delicious recipe. Whether you're baking it for yourself or sharing it with friends and family, this delightful treat is sure to brighten your day with its tangy goodness. Gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy a slice of homemade lemony bliss!