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Blueberry Lemon Bread

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Blueberry Lemon Bread is full of plump berries and tangy lemons. The luscious lemon glaze seals in moisture throughout the loaf; don’t skip the glaze.


  • For the Bread:
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 3 large lemons)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (do not thaw)
  • Zest of 2 large lemons
  • For the Glaze:
  • 3 TB freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
  • 6 TB granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower-middle position. Grease a 9×5″ loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk, beat butter, sugar, lemon juice, and eggs on medium speed until incorporated. Add milk and whisk until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, and salt. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and whisk on low speed just until combined; don’t over mix. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold in blueberries and lemon zest.
  4. Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 60-90 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into bread part (area without berries) in center of bread comes out with a few tender crumbs attached. Bake time will be on the longer side for a glass pan; shorter for dark metal pan.
  5. Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl, whisking to combine. Set aside.
  6. Cool 15-30 minutes in pan. Carefully slide a sharp knife around bread to loosen and gently invert onto serving plate. Generously brush hot bread with glaze; it will slowly soak into bread and provide a thin layer of crisp topping when it sets.


See original article for details about baking with frozen blueberries, if using those. 

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  • Category: Breakfast, brunch
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: blueberry lemon bread, lemon bread, blueberry bread, quick bread