Walnut & Lemon Drizzle Loaf | Recipe & Indigo Herbs Giveaway

One of my all-time favourite cakes has to be for a lemon-drizzle cake. I remember my mum making up some from time to time, wrapping them up in foil and sending me back off to my University house with them. I was always popular with my housemates on those days. The tangy and sweet lemon taste is just divine. But now, when I think about how much refined sugar is in a traditional lemon drizzle cake, it makes me cringe. The drizzle is just basically sugar, right?

So if you are looking for an alternative recipe for a lemon drizzle cake, then there is a healthier version, that is also suitable for those with certain allergies, like egg, dairy or gluten (there are still nuts in this, hence the name). You can chop and change some of the ingredients, depending on what you have in. Instead of using brown rice flour, for example, you could substitute with buckwheat flour or any another gluten-free flour. It is simple to make, just takes a bit of time in the oven. But the best thing? You still get that sweet lemony taste like a lemon drizzle cake.






Walnut & Lemon Drizzle Loaf

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty Rating: Easy

Ingredients (for one loaf):

For the loaf:

For the lemon topping:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 35g coconut sugar

What To Do:

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 180°c, and then grease and line a standard sized loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Now it is time to melt the coconut oil in a pan on a low heat. Alternatively, you can melt in a microwave, 30 seconds at a time until melted.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients (walnut flour, brown rice flour, coconut sugar and vanilla powder) in a large bowl.
  4. Add the melted coconut oil, coconut nectar, walnut butter, and almond milk, then mix again until all combined.
  5. Zest three lemons using a grater and add it to the mixture. Chop one of the lemons in half and then squeeze it to get the juice. Add this in too and stir well.
  6. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and cook in the oven for one hour (or until it is firm to the touch).
  7. While it cooks, make the lemon drizzle mixture by mixing all of the lemon topping ingredients into a bowl and stirring well.
  8. Once the cake is done, wait for it to cool slightly. Then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool. Then, once cool, use a fork to make holes through the cake. Then pour over the lemon drizzle mixture.



It really is that simple! You can serve it with fresh fruit or your favourite yogurt, and it works well as a dessert, for elevenses, or even for a breakfast on the go, as it is full of healthy fats to keep you going.

If you’d like to win all of the linked ingredients from Indigo Herbs so that you can give it a try yourself, then all you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below – good luck!

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The giveaway will end at 11.59pm on 28th August 2017.

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  • The winner will be sent ingredients from Indigo Herbs.
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  1. Julie Kenny
    8th August 2017 / 12:00 pm

    I love making Victoria sponge cake as the kids love it x

  2. Roger Bufton
    8th August 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Victoria sponge

  3. Rebecca Brown
    8th August 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I love baking (and eating!) apple cake – so yummy and it smells incredible as it cooks.

  4. Heather Haigh
    8th August 2017 / 2:53 pm

    I love to bake a sticky rich chocolate cake

    • 10th August 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Ooh sounds lovely. Love chocolate cake with some cream too!

  5. Amelia Kennedy
    8th August 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Healthy chocolate brownies with almond flour and coconut oil x

  6. Tracy Nixon
    8th August 2017 / 2:59 pm

    I love baking scones at the mo – they are so tasty when warm from the oven!

  7. Emily Hutchinson
    8th August 2017 / 3:45 pm

    lemon drizzle cake

  8. Ritchie
    8th August 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Carrot cake

  9. laura banks
    8th August 2017 / 8:50 pm

    maltesers cupcakes

  10. Iris W
    8th August 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I love baking bread or a quick and fruity tray cake

  11. Natalie Newham
    8th August 2017 / 9:31 pm

    Banana bread is an absolute favourite!

  12. Lisa Parker
    9th August 2017 / 1:41 pm

    I love baking Banana bread x

  13. amy bondoc
    9th August 2017 / 4:31 pm

    i love to make toffeee apple fudge cake 🙂

  14. Joanne Beale
    10th August 2017 / 11:13 am

    Lemon Drizzle Cake

  15. Claire glace
    10th August 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Banana and honey loaf…

  16. 12th August 2017 / 4:15 pm

    We love the taste of lemon drizzle cake but can’t believe how much sugar is in it! This is a much healthier option and looks delicious!
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  17. cheryl hadfield
    14th August 2017 / 10:39 am

    I love to bake carrot cake

  18. Jayne Townson
    14th August 2017 / 8:00 pm

    I love baking biscuits, shortbread and chocolate cake.

  19. Stevie
    17th August 2017 / 11:50 am

    Pineapple upside down.

  20. Lila Taylor
    17th August 2017 / 1:11 pm

    I love to bake vegan chocolate mousse cake x

  21. Maxine G
    17th August 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I love baking bread, there is something therapeutic about kneading the dough!

  22. lynn neal
    18th August 2017 / 6:53 pm

    I like to bake flapjacks

  23. Fiona jk42
    18th August 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I love lemon drizzle cake too, so will have to give your alternative version a try.

  24. Clare B
    20th August 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Orange layer cake a la Mary Berry went down well in our house.

  25. frances hopkins
    21st August 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Rock Cakes!

  26. Rich Tyler
    22nd August 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Flapjacks! 🙂

  27. Kim Styles
    23rd August 2017 / 8:10 pm

    I love to bake Barm Brack- so easy and so delicious hot with butter!

    23rd August 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Chocolate and raspberry cupcakes

  29. Kelly Hanson
    25th August 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Chocolate and cranberry brownies, made with good quality ingredients…. Yum!

  30. Carol Boffey
    26th August 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Victoria sponge

  31. Suzie W
    26th August 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Cherry cake, I made one this week

  32. donna l jones
    26th August 2017 / 10:54 pm

    lemon drizzle cake

  33. Angie McDonald
    27th August 2017 / 12:03 am

    I love to bake gingerbread cookies!

  34. Purmala Shrestha
    27th August 2017 / 9:41 am

    I love to bake carrot cake

  35. Irene Murdoch
    27th August 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Cup cakes

    27th August 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I love to bake my favourite cake which is carrot cake.

  37. natalee gosiewski
    28th August 2017 / 1:05 pm


  38. nicky pearce
    28th August 2017 / 2:27 pm

    lemon drizzle cake is my fave

  39. Chris Fletcher
    28th August 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I love to bake a carrot cake

  40. Allan Fullarton
    28th August 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Victoria sponge

  41. sharon martin
    28th August 2017 / 4:42 pm

    i love to cook raspberry muffins

  42. Hayley Todd
    28th August 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I absolutely love baking, I find it really calming and de-stressing after a hectic day in work! My favourite thing to bake at the moment is Chocolate Caramel Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream – it is absolutely divine!

  43. Catherine Gregory
    28th August 2017 / 8:55 pm

    I love making macarons!

  44. Leila Benhamida
    28th August 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Love to bake brownies

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