Recipe: Healthy Lemon Loaf

Keep in mind, this is a ‘healthy’ version of lemon loaf. That means, it’s not to die for, but it does take the edge off if you’re craving something sweet while watching your calories.


1 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 large lemons (Meyer are best)
3/4 c. mashed ripe banana
1/2 c. – 2/3 c. agave syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
2 eggs
1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
2/3 c. skim milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9” x 5” loaf tin
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and grated rind from two lemons
  3. In a separate medium bowl, combine banana with agave syrup, eggs, vanilla and milk
  4. Combine dry mixture to wet, pour into loaf tin and bake for about 40 min (check it at 30 min to see how it’s doing)

How to Make Candied, Dried Lemon Slices

  1. Slice your Meyer lemons as thinly as possible
  2. Lay them out on a plate and sprinkle with sugar
  3. Let them dry overnight, and voila – the most delicious sweet and sour bites

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