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Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Updated On: Jun 11, 2024

My Blueberry Lemon Loaf if packed with flavor, super tender, and incredibly addicting. I literally couldn’t stop eating it. Moist blueberry lemon loaf is enrobed in a tart lemon icing.

blueberry lemon loaf with fresh blueberries

If you want a delicious breakfast bread, then you owe it to your belly to make this Blueberry Lemon Loaf. It’s tart, sweet, and so tasty.

Breakfast breads are one of my favorite things to make….and especially eat. Here are a few of my favorites from the archives: Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Banana Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread, Fresh Strawberry Scones, and my recipe for easy Honey Challah.

lemon blueberry bread

Ingredients you’ll need

You just need a few ingredients to make this simple blueberry loaf bread.

  • Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • Lemons, juice and zest
  • All-purpose flour
  • Eggs
  • Unsalted butter
  • Baking powder
  • Milk
  • Powdered confectioners sugar

Find the printable recipe card with exact measurements and instructions below.

easy lemon blueberry bread recipe

How to make lemon blueberry bread

In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat together the sugar, butter, eggs, lemon and orange zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until well incorporated.

Combine flour, baking powder, and Kosher salt together in a separate bowl. Add blueberries and toss to coat in flour mixture. Stir in the egg mixture and milk until no lumps. Pour into prepared loaf pan.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out lean, about 60-70 minutes. Cool bread for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the glaze. Stir together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth.

Remove the bread from the pan and drizzle with glaze. Slice and enjoy.

blueberry lemon loaf with fresh blueberries

Blueberry Lemon Loaf

An easy and delicious recipe for Blueberry Lemon Loaf perfect from breakfast or brunch.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest optional
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 ¼ cups blueberries fresh or frozen

Lemon Glaze

  • cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat together the sugar, butter, eggs, lemon and orange zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until well incorporated.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and Kosher salt together in a separate bowl. Add blueberries and toss to coat in flour mixture. Stir in the egg mixture and milk until no lumps. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out lean, about 60-70 minutes. Cool bread for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze. Stir together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth.
  • Remove the bread from the pan and drizzle with glaze. Slice and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 245mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 224IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
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Can you freeze Blueberry Lemon Loaf?

  • How to Store Blueberry Bread: Wrap tightly in cling wrap or in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • How to Reheat: Place a slice of bread on a microwave safe plate and reheat in short bursts (30 seconds at a time).
  • How to freeze: This bread freezes very well if done without the glaze. Wrap tightly in cling wrap and place in a freezer zip top bag. Store up to 4 months. Glaze after thawed.

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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.

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