Glazed Lemon Poppyseed Loaf (Gluten Free & Vegan)

The holidays are a time for cheer, but they can also be a time for social stress. When you aren’t sure of the right gift for your boss or what to bring to Christmas at your in-laws’, a homemade baked good can be the answer. It’s just the right amount of effort and thoughtfulness without being too expensive, increasing clutter, or insulting personal tastes.

Glazed lemon poppyseed loaf gluten-free and dairy-free by Lighthouse Lemonade

“But what if they have allergies,” you ask? Don’t worry! This loaf is safe for most dietary restrictions, since it’s gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan (meaning it’s dairy-free, egg-free, and free of other animal products).

This holiday season, you’ll want to remember the recipe for this decadent, crowd-pleasing lemon poppyseed loaf!

Ingredients for the loaf:

  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour mix (like this one from Bob’s Red Mill, available in most grocery stores)
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup Lighthouse Lemonade cordial
  • 1 cup soy milk (or other unsweetened non-dairy milk)
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp Lighthouse Lemonade cordial


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a loaf pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add poppy seeds and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the rest of the loaf ingredients until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Since ovens vary, make sure to test with a toothpick to ensure it’s fully baked.
  6. While the loaf bakes, whisk the glaze ingredients together until smooth.
  7. Once it’s out of the oven, transfer the loaf to a wire rack to let it cool completely.
  8. Put a plate, paper towel or parchment paper under the wire rack to catch any excess glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the loaf as evenly as possible and let it set for about 30 minutes.

Make sure to share your creation with us on social media! Use the hashtag #LighthouseLemonade or tag us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Happy holidays!