Lemon Blueberry Bread

Are you looking for a quick and easy bread to make with local fresh blueberries?  I can recommend this Lemon Blueberry Bread.  The taste of this quick bread is light and moist with a slight lemon flavor from the lemon juice and zest.  Some recipes for this bread include chopped nuts but I didn’t use any for this recipe.

We are fortunate here in Michigan to have a lot of blueberry farms.  The blueberries I used in this recipe came from Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market in Holland, Michigan.  They were very nice looking and tasty berries.

Lemon Blueberry Bread

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 cup fresh blueberries
1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 lemon, zested and juiced (about 3 tablespoons of each)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk

Glaze
1 lemon, juiced (about 3 tablespoons)
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Preheat the oven to 350° F.  Spray an 8×4 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside..

Toss the blueberries in 1 tablespoon of the flour in a medium bowl and set aside.

Beat the butter, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest in the bowl of an electric mixer.

Combine together the 1 /1/2 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.  Add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture in alternating batches, beginning and ending with the flour.  Fold in the blueberries.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.  Place a sheet of aluminum foil beneath the wire rack to catch any glaze drippings.

Combine the glaze ingredients and then drizzle over the warm bread.  Cool completely before slicing.  Store slices in an air tight container.  

Notes:
1.  Frozen blueberries can be used in place of the fresh ones.
2.  Adapted from a Taste of Home recipe.

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