Home > Desserts > Lemon Blueberry Bread Lemon Blueberry Bread September 2, 2019 | 33 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Lemon-flavored and blueberry-studded quick bread, anyone? Lemon Blueberry Bread rises beautifully, has a moist and tender crumb, and a crisp-crunchy topping. Finish everything off with a quick lemon glaze and enjoy! Or try our Starbucks-copycat iced Lemon Bread! Blueberry Lemon Bread Recipe My whole family is obsessed with blueberries. They devour them by the pint and are thrilled when they make it into a baked good. These blueberry muffins, blueberry cobbler, blueberry coffee cake, and blueberry pancakes are a few of the favorites at my home. And now, this Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe has joined the list of favorites! This bread is brightly flavored, soft with a tender crumb, and moist throughout. The sweet blueberries rippled throughout are the perfect complement to the lemon flavoring. Ingredients Dry Ingredients: Flour: The base of the bread, providing structure. Baking Soda: A leavening agent that helps the bread rise. Salt: Enhances overall flavor. Wet Ingredients: Egg: Binds ingredients and adds moisture. Sugar (Granulated): Sweetens the bread. Oil: Keeps the bread moist. Greek Yogurt/Sour Cream: Adds richness and moisture. Milk: Contributes to the batter’s liquid content. Lemon Zest & Extract: Provide lemon flavor. Blueberries: Add natural sweetness and texture. Topping: Brown and White Sugar: Adds a sweet, crunchy top. Optional Glaze (Powdered Sugar + Lemon Juice): Adds a sweet, tangy finish. How To Make Lemon Blueberry Bread Prepare: Bring wet ingredients to room temperature, grease and flour a loaf pan, and preheat the oven. Combine Ingredients: Whisk together egg, sugar, oil, yogurt or sour cream, milk, and lemon flavorings, then whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt to form a batter. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Add Blueberries: Toss blueberries in flour, fold into the batter, and pour into the pan. Bake: Top with extra blueberries and sugars, and bake until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool: Let cool in the pan, then on a wire rack. Optional Glaze: If desired, drizzle with a lemon juice and powdered sugar glaze. QUICK TIP How do you keep blueberries from sinking in bread? With fresh blueberries, make sure they’re coated in a light dusting of flour. This will help them to distribute more evenly throughout the bread. STORAGE Storage Tips Can You Freeze Lemon Blueberry Bread? Yes, you can freeze lemon blueberry bread. Cool it completely, slice it, and wrap each slice in plastic wrap. Seal in an airtight container or bag and freeze for up to three months. Defrost in the fridge or at room temperature. How Long Will Lemon Blueberry Bread Last? This recipe for Lemon Blueberry Bread keeps 2-3 days at normal room temperature (wrapped tightly/stored in an airtight container). I recommend refrigerating it and warming individual slices in the microwave for 5-10 seconds. While it’s not necessary to refrigerate the bread, it will keep it fresher for longer. Use Any Leftover Blueberries In One Of These Recipes: Blueberry Ice Cream “secretly” healthy! Blueberry Crisp with a crisp, crunchy topping Homemade Blueberry Syrup Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade with fresh lemons Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes with a graham cracker crust FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Lemon Blueberry Bread 5 from 5 votes - Review this recipe Lemon Blueberry Bread rises beautifully, has a moist and tender crumb, and a crisp-crunchy topping. Finish everything off with a quick lemon glaze and enjoy! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Lemon Blueberry Bread 5 from 5 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Lemon Blueberry Bread rises beautifully, has a moist and tender crumb, and a crisp-crunchy topping. Finish everything off with a quick lemon glaze and enjoy! Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack Cuisine American, Vegetarian Keyword blueberry lemon bread, lemon blueberry bread, lemon blueberry bread recipe Prep Time 20 minutes minutes Cook Time 1 hour hour Cooling Time 1 hour hour 15 minutes minutes Total Time 2 hours hours 35 minutes minutes Servings 10 -12 slices (1 loaf) Chelsea Lords Author Chelsea Lords Equipment9x5-inch (1 pound) loaf pan (Note 1)Cooking spray and flour for preparing the pan IngredientsDry Ingredients▢ 2 cups all-purpose, white flour▢ 1 teaspoon baking soda▢ 1 teaspoon fine sea saltWet Ingredients▢ 1 large egg, at room temperature▢ 3/4 cup white, granulated sugar▢ 1/3 cup canola (or vegetable) oil▢ 1/3 cup full-fat Greek yogurt (we love honey-vanilla flavored) OR use full-fat sour cream, at room temperature▢ 3/4 cup whole milk, at room temperature▢ 2 tablespoons lemon zest (2 large lemons--Note 2)▢ 2 tablespoons lemon extract (Note 3)▢ 1-1/4 cup fresh (or frozen) blueberries, separated (Note 4)▢ 2 teaspoons all-purpose, white flourTopping▢ 2 tablespoons brown sugar▢ 1 tablespoon white sugar▢ Optional: glaze (1/2 cup powdered sugar + 1 tablespoon lemon juice)US - Metric USMetric InstructionsPREP: It's important the wet ingredients are all at the same temperature (room temperature) for the wet ingredients to combine nicely. Pull out of the fridge about 45 mins to an hour before using. Grease and lightly flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.WET INGREDIENTS: Add all the wet ingredients to a large bowl. Whisk together until completely smooth. DRY INGREDIENTS: Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl. Whisk together. Make a well in the center. Pour wet ingredients on top of the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until a smooth batter is formed. (Don't use stand or hand mixers--they beat in too much air) BLUEBERRIES: Wash and dry blueberries. Add 1 cup blueberries to a small bowl and toss with 2 teaspoons flour until nicely coated (keeps berries from sinking to bottom). Add to the batter and gently stir to mix through. BAKE: Pour and then smooth batter into prepared pan. Gently press remaining 1/4 cup blueberries into the top of the bread. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons brown sugar plus 1 tablespoon white sugar on top of the loaf (just sprinkle evenly on top; don't press down). Bake for 60-75 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted into the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. COOL: Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto a wire cooling rack. Let cool a further 1 hour before slicing. Don't rush the cooling, the bread is still "baking"/solidifying. OPTIONAL GLAZE: In a small bowl, add powdered sugar. Add a tiny pinch of salt and slowly add in lemon juice while whisking until glaze consistency is formed. Transfer glaze to a plastic bag and cut off the tip. Pipe the glaze over the completely cooled bread.STORAGE: We like to finish this bread within 1-3 days of being made. After that, it begins to lose texture (becomes too moist). It can, however, last up to a week stored in an airtight container and tightly wrapped in plastic wrap. After the third day, I recommend storing it in the fridge. Wrap each slice tightly and place in an airtight container. Recipe NotesNote 1: Loaf pan: Be sure to use the correct size of pan so the recipe works properly. Here's the loaf pan we use and love. An 8x4-inch pan is too small! If you do use an 8x4-inch pan, only add about 75% of the batter (use leftovers for some muffins) and note that bake time is shorter. Don't forget to generously grease the bread pan. Grease with nonstick spray (or rub on shortening) and then lightly dust with flour. Alternatively, line it with parchment paper. If you line with parchment paper, leave an overhang for easy removal. Note 2: Lemon zest: There is a lot of zest — and it’s all needed here--no juice in the bread, we'll use lemon juice for the glaze! When zesting the lemon, avoid the white pith of the lemon — this is very bitter. Using a microplane (like this one) zest only the very outside yellow part of the lemon for this recipe. Note 3: Lemon extract: Not to be confused with lemon juice, lemon extract is a flavor enhancer (just like vanilla extract) that gives this bread an intense citrusy lemon flavor. We use lemon extract to pack in as much lemon flavor as possible without messing up the consistency of the bread (like lemon juice would). Lemon extract can usually be found near other baking extracts and spices in the grocery store; I recommend using a pure lemon extract. We've tested both McCormick and Watkin's in this recipe and both perform comparably. Note 4: Blueberries: IF using frozen, grab frozen wild blueberries which are smaller and more compact than regular blueberries (much more flavor & sweeter). To avoid the funky bread coloring, don't mix the blueberries in the batter. First toss in flour and then instead, spoon 1/3 of the batter into the pan and hand place the frozen blueberries on top. Add another 1/3 of batter and place more blueberries on top. Finally, spoon the last 1/3 of the batter in the pan and place the final blueberries on top of that and slightly push under the batter. We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.