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One of the things that I really enjoyed pre-keto is the lemon poppyseed loaf from Starbucks. There’s just something about it! It’s not overly tart, but it’s also sweet. It was always on my go-to purchases when I visited Starbs.


Now, I know lemon cakes are overdone on keto, but I found the perfect way to give it that Starbucks lemon flavour – the trick is to use lemon extract, lemon zest AND lemon juice. Usually you can find lemon extract in the grocery store near the vanilla.

I gotta say, this loaf tastes EXACTLY like one from Starbs and the best part is that it is totally keto friendly, low carb, sugar & gluten free and totally EASY to make.

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Keto Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Keto Starbucks Lemon Loaf

A homemade lemon loaf that tastes EXACTLY like one from Starbucks and the best part is that it is totally keto friendly, low carb, sugar & gluten free and totally EASY to make!


  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 squeezes (2 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (50g) butter - melted
  • 1/3 cup (67g) sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups (200g) almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the loaf ingredients.

Pour the mixture into a bread tin that is lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 350°F / 175°C for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

And that's it! Super easy!


This makes roughly 14 slices.

Nutritional Information per slice:

CALS: 139

FAT: 12.7

CARBS: 3.9

FIBRE: 1.8



Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139 Total Fat: 12.7g Carbohydrates: 3.9g Fiber: 2.1g Protein: 4.5g
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  1. Trudy

    January 15, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you. It looks yummy.

  2. Kim

    February 21, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    I tried this with swerve and it had a really weird aftertaste. Is there another sugar substitute you’d recommend?


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