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lemon blueberry bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 65 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


This lemon blueberry bread is flavorful and dense yet moist and super quick to prepare! Drizzled with a sweet and sticky sugary glaze and bursting with blueberries, it's the perfect dessert!



For the bread:

  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour plus 1 extra Tbsp for coating blueberries
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 C unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp fresh grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 C fresh blueberries

For the lemon glaze:

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x5 loaf pan with butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 C flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend together the 1/3 C melted unsalted butter, 1 C sugar, 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 tsp lemon zest and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Mix with an electric mixer.
  4. Slowly alternate adding in flour mixture and 1/2 C milk in two separate batches (slowly add some flour, then some milk, then more flour, then more milk) stop mixing once just combined.
  5. Rinse off the blueberries then toss with 1 Tbsp of flour. (This will prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the bread during baking!)
  6. Add the berries to the batter and gently fold in.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes then remove and place on a wire cooling rack over top of a baking sheet or kitchen sink.
  8. Prepare the glaze by mixing 2 Tbsp melted unsalted butter, 1/2 C powdered sugar, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Pour over the loaf. Allow to set for a few minutes.
  9. Garnish with a little extra lemon zest and some blueberries.
  10. Enjoy!


To prepare the bread ahead of time, store in plastic wrap then glaze the day of serving.

Keywords: Easter dessert, lemon and blueberry bread loaf, fruit dessert, kid-friendly baking, Mother's Day

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