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Lemon Blueberry Bread Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Bread Recipe

Of all the quick breads we had growing up, this beautifully glazed berry-studded loaf is the best! The lemon glaze adds a lustrous finish and locks in moisture. —Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 181 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Lisa
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2017

"Perfectly delicious! My family loves it. It is pretty, as well as tasty. I am making it again (third time this season) but leaving out the nuts, as I am making a different kind of bread that really needs nuts and I want people to have a nut-free option."

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Marcia
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2017

"This totally fell apart when I tried to take it out of the pan after 15 min. of cooling. I had greased the pan, and it did come out, but it came out a total mess. I followed the directions to the letter."

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Diane
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2017

"Absolutely delicious!!!!"

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Jaime
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2017

"I have made this bread a few times and it is a definite favorite! I even like to sprinkle some coarse sugar on top of the glaze for a little crunch. Has anyone tried to freeze the loaf and can tell me if it keeps? I freeze pumpkin and other breads all the time, but I was wondering how this one would hold up."

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Deb
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2017

"I just made this today exactly as directed. It turned out perfect and is absolutely delicious. It really filled that 8x4 pan and I was worried it would spill over but it didn't. I set the timer for 50 minutes and it wasn't quite done so I left it in for close to 10 minutes longer. This is a keeper. I read after it was in the oven about coating the blueberries with flour but luckily didn't have problems with then sinking to the bottom."

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Linda
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2017

"I make this during summer blueberry season, with fresh berries and fresh lemon juice. It's a huge hit everywhere, and lots of people have asked for the recipe. The glaze makes it really awesome. Hint - gently shake blueberries with 1 T. of flour from the recipe, to keep them from sinking. I use a slightly larger loaf pan than what is called for. Definitely a keeper!"

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Lorraine
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2017

"I am making this for the second time today. It is very flavorful and moist. I am going to try a powdered sugar and lemon glaze this time on a cooled loaf just to experiment."

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MaryAnn
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2017

"DO NOT bake THIS IN AN 8x4 PAN AS DIRECTED. MY bread HAS BEEN IN THE OVEN 1 HOUR AND 25 MINUTES AND IT'S STILL GOO IN THE MIDDLE. I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE THE BATTER WAS DELICIOUS AND I'VE USED 3 LEMONS AND A 6 OUNCE CONTAINER OF BLUEBERRIES. WHAT A WASTE."

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debbledo
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2016

"This is easy and tastes soooooooooooo delicious! I will file this under " Best ""

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Kerrismom
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"I love this bread, so moist and flavorful! Next time I will try baking in two small loaves rather than one big loaf."

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