Lemon Blueberry Bread 

It is blueberry time here in Michigan!  There is nothing that makes me happier than a freezer full of frozen blueberries to use in smoothies and breads throughout the year!

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My favorite blueberry variety to grow is Northland. They are tiny, firm and very sweet, plus the perfect choice for breads and cakes.  Due to their size, they are a bit more challenging to pick, but so worth the extra time!

Last week, I was craving my lemon blueberry bread. This extremely moist and flavorful treat is a must every blueberry season!


Lemon Blueberry Bread

Ingredients:

  • 3 C flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 C butter, melted
  • 2 C sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 C milk (I use vanilla almond milk)
  • 2 C fresh blueberries
  • 2 T flour

Lemon Glaze

  • 4 T melted butter
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 4 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease 2 loaf pans.
  2. Whisk flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.  Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, blend together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Mix well.
  4. While mixing, add the flour mixture and milk.  Rotate the ingredients back and forth until combined: flour, milk, flour, milk.  Do not over mix.
  5. Rise the blueberries. Toss the blueberries with 2 T of flour.  This coating helps to prevent the berries from sinking to the bottom of the bread during baking.
  6.  Add the flour-coated berries to the batter.  Be very gentle.  Fold in by hand.
  7.  Pour batter into loaf pans.  Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a butter knife, inserted in the loaf, comes out clean.
  8.  Cool bread, in the loaf pan, for 30 minutes.  Remove and place on a cooling rack.

9. Place a baking sheet under the cooling rack to catch the extra glaze drips.  Whisk together the melted butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract.  Pour glaze over the bread.  Allow to set for 5 minutes.  For an extra crunch, sprinkle granulated sugar on top of the glaze!

Now hurry…dig in before the children show up and devour every morsel!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You

Roda

22 thoughts on “Lemon Blueberry Bread 

  1. Wow, does this look yummy!!! I love lemon and pretty much anything paired together. The lemon tends to give it a lighter, sunnier taste. I may have to note the recipe for next weekend (I get off work at 8 usually so no baking after I get home and I don’t get up early enough to do it before work).

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