Lemon Blueberry Bread
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
Makes1 loaf (16 slices)
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, lemon juice and eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in the blueberries, nuts and lemon zest.
- Transfer to a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
- Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely.
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Nutrition Facts1 slice: 181 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Feb 19, 2020
I made this bread yesterday. The bread is really, really good. My husband loved it! Everything is OK in the recipe, except that the butter is part of the ingredients for the bread and not for glaze. I know it’s only a mistake, but maybe this information can be help to others.
Feb 16, 2020
The butter is listed as a glaze ingredient.
Feb 14, 2020
One star because the directions say to use butter. Butter is not in the ingredients list, except for the glaze. The directions are incomplete.
Jan 23, 2020
I made this, this afternoon, for the first time. The taste is delicious, but the bread looked pale on top (gas oven on convection at 350 for 50 mins). The recipe called for 60 a 70 mins, but it was done In 55 mins. My pan was 1/2 inch longer, and 1/2 inch wider than the 8x4 recommended. I did glaze it. I’ll have to find a better, and 8x4 pan to make again. Also, I thought walnuts or pecans would be too strong, so I added pistachios. They worked great!
Dec 29, 2019
I’ve made this several times. Use fresh blueberries! I also make 3 mini loaves out of this vs the 1 big loaf. Turns out great. I use 350 degrees and cut bake time down to 40-45 mins depending. Awesome recipe. It’s a hit!
Dec 3, 2019
This was VERY good! Doubled the recipe to make 2 loaves. Added about 1/2 tsp lemon extract and used chopped pecans for the nuts. I felt the nuts seemed out of place, but everyone else seemed to not mind. Since this was my first time making blueberry anything, I followed other's suggestions and dusted my blueberries with flour before adding to the mixture. I bake often for my husband's work and this was definitely the favorite! Will make again!
Dec 2, 2019
Four stars for taste. One star deducted for the instruction to use an 8x4 pan. It was too small and batter bubbled over it. Also, the top browned quickly but that was mitigated by putting a piece of foil over top. Unfortunately the bread was still gooey underneath even after 70 minutes so I scooped it into plates and microwaved it to firm it up. My hubby isn’t a big sweets eater but he really, really liked this. I left out the nuts because I don’t like nuts in baked goods. Next time I make this I will only use a 9x5 pan and hope for better results.
Nov 9, 2019
Love this recipe! Had to make some adjustments (no nuts) but it turned out fantastic!
Sep 28, 2019
This best recipe for lemon Blueberry bread ever! The flavor is great. Made a loaf for a friend and she cant wait till i make it again.
Sep 16, 2019
Oh my!! This bread is awesome!! I added some lemon extract to it!! It is so moist and delicious!! I WILL be making this again!!!