Heavenly Lemon Blueberry Bread

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Lemon blueberry bread shouldn’t really be called bread. In fact, it’s more like a pound cake and pairs extremely well with a lovely cup of hot tea or coffee. This lemon blueberry bread is really simple to make but it will appear like you spent hours in the kitchen preparing and baking this yummy dessert.

Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe

  • All-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • butter
  • granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • lemon zest
  • lemon juice
  • whole milk
  • fresh or frozen blueberries
  • powdered sugar

Which is better to use; fresh or frozen?

Although this recipe works well with both fresh and frozen blueberries, if you can get fresh blueberries from the grocery store, I’d go that route. Now, mind you this tastes the exact same using fresh or frozen blueberries. The reason I’d opt for fresh blueberries is that frozen blueberries tend to be extremely messy and will stain your fingers smurf blue for days; regardless of how much you wash your hands.

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There is a quick remedy to get rid of the staining, and that would be to wash your hands with Lava soap.

Do I really need to use fresh lemon juice? What alternatives are there?

Seeing how fresh lemons are pretty easy to come by, it’s best that use fresh lemon juice and not bottled imitation lemon juice. While I can’t vouch for how this lemon blueberry bread will taste using imitation lemon juice, I would imagine it would have a strange fake lemon taste. Hey, I could be wrong. For all I know it could make the lemon blueberry bread taste even better.

If you opt to use the imitation lemon juice, please let me know how it turns out.

Did you know?

According to the BC Blueberry Council (yes, there’s a blueberry council), studies conducted at the South Dakota State University show that freezing blueberries makes their powerful antioxidants more available to the human body. Read more over at the Blueberry Council.

Okay, let’s get making some Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Cook Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6
Calories: -2kcal


  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon zest freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice fresh
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen


  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice fresh
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a 9"x5" loaf pan with parchment paper (or lightly grease it with butter
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix until it's well combined
  • While slowly mixing, add the flour mixture and milk in two batches (some flour, then some milk, then the remainder of the flour and milk). Once it's combine you can stop mixing
  • If using fresh blueberries, rinse and pat dry. If using frozen berries, defrost before moving on to the next step. Pat dry the berry liquid.
  • In a small bowl place the blueberries and 1 teaspoon of flour. The flour will prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of your loaf pan while baking.
  • Fold the flour coated blueberries to the batter until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool the bread in the pan for about 30 minutes, then removed the bread from the pan to a wire cooling rack.
  • Prepare the glaze by whisking together the melted butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla. Pour the glaze over the loaf. The glaze should set within 5 minutes.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • PERFECT FOR GET TOGETHERS – You can whip this lemon blueberry bread up in a jiff and have it ready to share at a girl’s night out, movie night, bridal shower, or even for a cup of coffee with your neighbor.
  • HEALTHY – Not really, but it has lemons and blueberries in it, so, therefore, you’re getting some fruit.
  • INEXPENSIVE – You can make this for well under $5
  • DELICIOUS – Sweet and mouthwatering
lemon blueberry bread

Have leftovers?

There may be a chance you have some leftovers, and if you do, you can store this at room temperature for up to 3-days. Of course, it probably won’t last that long.

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