Scrumptious Lemon Blueberry Bread That’s Sure to Impress

Looking for a dessert that combines comfort food with the freshness of blueberries and the zestiness of lemon? Then this easy-to-follow bread recipe is sure to hit all marks. It yields about ten servings and takes around 15 minutes to prep, making it a very simple, quick, and fun recipe to try out. The fun, colorful glaze takes the visual to a new level!

Lemon Blueberry Bread
The Required Ingredients

To make the blueberry lemon bread, prepare the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups plus a couple of tablespoons of flour
  • A teaspoon of baking powder
  • Half a teaspoon of baking soda
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 1 and a quarter-cup of granulated sugar
  • The zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 and a half cups of blueberries
  • Half a cup of sour cream
  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

For the glaze, prepare:

  • Half a cup of blueberries
  • The juice of one lemon
  • Powdered sugar – a cup and a half
  • A pinch of salt

Preparing the Dough

Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine 2 cups of flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat the butter, sugar, and lemon zest together in a large bowl using a mixer. Add the eggs one at a time while mixing, followed by the vanilla. Add the dry ingredients until incorporated. Lastly, add sour cream and lemon juice.

Blueberries in a bowl with flour
In a separate bowl, toss the blueberries with a couple of tablespoons of flour, then fold them into the batter. Transfer everything to a greased baking pan and bake the bread for 60-70 minutes. Let it cool for 20 minutes or so before removing it from the pan.

Glaze the Bread

Put a small pot over medium heat and cook the blueberries, lemon juice, and salt for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally, smashing the blueberries with the wooden spoon. Through a mesh strainer, press out all the juice into a medium bowl. Stir the powdered sugar into the liquid until it forms a glaze, then pour over the cooled bread.

Blueberries and a spoon of blueberry glaze