Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

INGREDIENTS

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 eggs
2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Icing:
2 cups powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

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PREPARATION


Preheat oven to 350º F and lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf dish with butter or non-stick spray.
In a large bowl or mixer, beat eggs and sugar together, then add in Greek yogurt and vegetable oil.
Whisk in lemon juice and lemon zest.
In a medium bowl, toss together flour, baking powder, and salt, then add them to the wet ingredients until just incorporated. Don’t over-mix.

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Pour batter into loaf pan and smooth out the top, then place in oven and bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean.
If necessary, cover the loaf with aluminum foil during the last 5-10 minutes to prevent browning.
Remove from oven and let cool.
While loaf is baking, whisk together 2 cups of powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice to create glaze. Add 1-3 more teaspoons of lemon juice to achieve the desired thickness.

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Once loaf has cooled, extract it from the baking dish and pour glaze over the top. Let glaze set and serve fresh or store, refrigerated, in an air-tight container.

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