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Lemon blueberry bread recipe

Lemon Blueberry Bread Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 12 slices
Calories 247 kcal

what you'll need


  • 8 1/2 x 4 /12 x 2 1/2 bread pan sprayed or lined with parchment paper
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • zest of 2 medium lemons
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract optional
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen, defrosted
  • 1 tsp flour for dusting blueberries

soaking liquid

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

let's do it

  • Spray or line bread pan with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Then add eggs and beat thoroughly. Scrape sides of bowl, mix in lemon juice, lemon zest and buttermilk.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to wet ingredients. Mix until just incorporated but do not over-mix. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts.
  • Toss blueberries with additional 1 tsp flour until coated then fold them carefully into the batter. Transfer batter into prepared bread pan and smooth the top of batter.
  • Bake 45−55 minutes until golden on top and tester comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes in pan, then remove from pan.
  • Prepare soaking liquid by microwaving lemon juice and sugar just until hot (10-15 seconds). Stir to dissolve sugar completely.
  • Poke holes in top of bread with toothpick or skewer and spoon liquid over warm bread. Allow the bread cool completely
  • Stir together ingredients for glaze and add a drop of water or lemon juice if glaze is too thick. Pour glaze over cooled bread and allow to set (15-20 minutes). Slice and enjoy!

One Last Thing

Make this recipe in cute, disposable foil pans when making hostess gifts!


Calories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 193mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28g
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