This Grapefruit Loaf is PERFECT for peak citrus season (or anytime really) and comes together with just about 10 minutes of work. Great as dessert, a snack or even a quick and delicious breakfast!

I bought this loaf pan almost a year ago and have been meaning to find a reason to finally use it. I do SO much baking but much of it is for client work where I need to use a standard bread pan. This pan is totally extravagant and unnecessary and I absolutely love it for that.

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I figured that this Vegan Grapefruit Loaf was the perfect opportunity to finally put it to good use!

grapefruit loaf cut into thin slices with the rest of the iced loaf in the background with fresh grapefruit slices

I’ve always loved a GOOD yogurt loaf. But until recently, there just weren’t many dairy free yogurts out there that I liked to bake with. However, I’ve been trying ALL kinds of vegan yogurts (you can see me review all of them HERE on my instagram stories) and I finally found some good for baking with.

My 2 favorites for baking are So Delicious plain or vanilla flavored and Forager project plain yogurt. I tried them both in this and they were great.

I personally prefer a PLAIN yogurt as opposed to a vanilla one. However, you can’t always find plain at the store. So if vanilla is all you have, it’ll still work well and taste great.

grapefruit loaf cut in half with the rest of the iced loaf in the background with fresh grapefruit slices

I modeled this loaf closely after a classic lemon loaf, but with grapefruit! The taste is simple but so so refreshing and delicious!

I can’t wait for you to try it!

grapefruit loaf cut into thin slices with the rest of the iced loaf in the background with fresh grapefruit slices

SO fluffy and moist! GIMME!

How to make this Grapefruit Loaf:

side by side images. top image: flour and sugar in a large white bowl with a hand holding a pinch bowl full of baking powder about to be poured it. Bottom image: wet ingredients for the recipe being whisked in a large white bowl including milk, oil, and yogurt

1) Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

2) In another bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients.

side by side images. Top image: large white bowl with dry and wet ingredients for a loaf being mixed together with a spatula in hand. Bottom image: all of those ingredients mixed together into a batter

3-4) Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and gently mix until just combined being careful not to overmix.

side by side images. Top image: load batter in a nordickware loaf pan. Bottom image: small bowl with icing ingredients being mixed with a whisk

5) Pour the batter into a greased loaf tin and then bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

6) After the loaf has cooled, make the frosting by whisking together powdered sugar, grapefruit juice and zest. Drizzle it over the loaf and ENJOY!!

SO SUPER SIMPLE and deliciously moist!

Iced grapefruit loaf topped with slices of grapefruit and more grapefruit around the loaf. some slices taken out from the loaf

As usual, PLEASE let me know if you make this grapefruit loaf recipe and how you like it! You can come back here and leave a comment or tag me on instagram (@foodwithfeeling).

More vegan desserts to try:

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Iced grapefruit loaf topped with slices of grapefruit and more grapefruit around the loaf

Vegan Grapefruit Loaf

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  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Vegan Grapefruit Loaf is simple to make and perfect for citrus season!



For the loaf:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of cane sugar (or regular white sugar)
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil (or other neutral tasting oil)
  • 3/4 cups of plant-based milk
  • 1/2 cup of vegan yogurt, preferably plain but vanilla flavored also works
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice
  • Zest of 1/2 of a large grapefruit, roughly 1 tablespoon total
  • optional for topping: fresh grapefruit slices

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 23 tablespoon of grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon of grapefruit zest


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
    side by side images. Left image: chocolate chips added on top of cookie dough in a stand mixer bowl. right image: those chocolate chips being mixed into the cookie dough
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: oil, milk, yogurt, vanilla, grapefruit juice and zest. Pour the fry ingredients in the wet and mix gently until just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes. It’s done when it’s a nice golden color on the outside and a toothpick entered into the center comes out clean. Let cool most of the way before frosting.
  5. Make the frosting by whisking together the powdered sugar, juice, and zest. Drizzle over the loaf, serve and ENJOY!


Flour: I’ve only tested this with all purpose flour and do not think that oat, or almond flour would work well in this. If you’re looking for a gluten free alternative then I suggest gluten free 1-1 flour.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 298
  • Sugar: 32.3 g
  • Sodium: 266.9 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.5 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg