This Lemon Pudding Quick Bread is sweet, moist, and has a fantastic lemon punch!
Generally speaking, I grew up in a house that was really big on healthy eating. We ate really balanced homemade meals 99% of the time. My mom was a great cook, and even though she did evil things like force grain burgers on us, I’m really grateful that she gave me a love of veggies and diverse foods from an early age. Besides fennel, there is hardly any foods that I won’t eat.
Certain treats were kept to a minimum. I remember mom mom getting really upset with a family friend when I was about eight for giving me soda. (PS It was bubble gum flavored, I got in trouble too, and it was totally worth it.) Cereal in our house was always Cherrios and never Lucky Charms. And going out to eat was a super big deal.
But! My parents both had a sweet tooth. My dad’s was a SUPER sweet tooth, and my mom’s was more along the lines of my sweet tooth, a love of the sweets but an equal love of the savory. So there were always treats in the house. My dad, especially, had an affinity for soft cookies fresh from the grocery store. And there were these one cookies that were deliciously soft, lemony, and covered in this perfect glaze. I can still taste them.
Some day I will perfect those cookies, and bring them to you, but in the mean time, have some of this insanely delicious Lemon Pudding Quick Bread. It’s made extra moist and sweet with lemon instant pudding (just the dry mix), and it is perfectly sweet with a little lemon kick from some fresh lemon juice and zest. It’s like the bread version of those cookies.
If this bread looks familiar, it’s because it was what I had my Strawberry Basil Butter with. Yum!! The perfect combo!
Lemon Pudding Quick Bread
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 3.4 oz package of dry instant lemon pudding mix
- 1/2 cup of butter melted and cooled
- 2 eggs whisked
- 1/2 TBSP lemon zest
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tsps vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Mix together the flour, baking soda, sugar, and pudding mix in a large bowl.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla together.
- Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, until just combined.
- Pour into a well greased loaf pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with just a crumb or two.
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I’m so drooling. I want this bread! I bet the lemon is out of this world. I grew up with sweet tooth loving parents too, but they thought that if you order pizza, the vegetable is the sauce. I never had a chance. ;)
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
pudding mix in a bread?! I have never heard of this! Awesome!
looks like a yummy tea bread!
Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle says
I love anything with lemon in it. I grew up in a Cheerio house too…I loved going to friends house for Lucky Charms and Frosted Flakes. I am pinning this now to try for sure. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
I am making this soon! I’ll add the link back to your blog on the post. This is going to be a special gift for a neighbor. He loves lemon!
Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking says
We were the same growing up. OK, maybe not as bad, but we always ate healthily and home cooked 99.9% of the time. In fact, I don’t even think I even experienced a McDonalds until I was earning a wage from work and had left home! Probably why I have the craziest sweet tooth ever!
Not sure if I can find the lemon instant pudding over here though. We have something very, very similar called Angel Delight, but I’m sure they don’t do lemon yet. Hopefully I can adapt it so us UK peeps can enjoy its awesomeness.
Hugs from across the pond,
Lisa // Sweet 2 Eat Baking
Stanley Williamson says
Can the bread bd made in a bread machine, please?
Lisa Longley says
I don’t own a bread machine, Stanley, so I’m not sure. I would recommend looking into how quick breads in general work in a bread machine.