Lemon Blueberry Bread

Author: Susan Gauthier

Author: Susan Gauthier

Blueberries are by far, my favorite summer fruit.  I love the combination of Blues with lemon. This Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe produces a perfectly moist, flavorful and delicious loaf of quick bread! This bread is sure to be a new favorite!

Lemon Blueberry Bread Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (I use fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

LEMON GLAZE

  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  Preheat oven to 350*F and lightly grease a 9″x 5″ loaf pan with butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt, and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Mix until well combined.
  4. While slowly mixing, add flour mixture and milk in two batches (some flour, then some milk, then the rest of the flour and the rest of the milk).  Stop mixing as soon as it’s just combined.
  5. Rinse off the blueberries so they have just a bit of moisture on them, then, in a small bowl toss the blueberries and 1 T. flour.  This flour coating will help prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of your loaf while baking.
  6. Add the flour coated berries to the batter and gently but quickly stir, by hand, to combine.
  7. Immediately pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.  Cool bread in the pan for about 30 minutes, then move to a wire cooling rack with a baking sheet below (to catch the glaze you’re about to add).
  8. Prepare glaze by simply whisking together the melted butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla, then pour glaze over the loaf.  Allow to set a few minutes, then enjoy!  Great with coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon or with ice cream for a dinnertime desert!

NOTE:

If baking the day before serving, wrap cooled loaf in plastic wrap and store at room temperature WITHOUT the glaze. Then, mix up and add the glaze the day of serving.

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