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Lemon-Blueberry Bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread is perfectly sweet, moist and delicious. Perfect to enjoy in the morning with coffee or tea, or even as a light dessert. Bursting with blueberries, and lemon flavor in every bite. This is definitely a bread that can be enjoyed as a cake because of its sweet dense cake like texture.

Blueberry Lemon Bread AHLFM

I love fall apples and local orchards.  Each year I make a point to visit the one closest to our house and offer my support to their farm.  The people who run the farm are very generous and do a yearly pumpkin maze for the youngsters and allow the schools to bring bus loads of kids our to pick a pumpkin and enjoy themselves.

 I am fortunate that our local orchard also sells blueberries and cranberries.  Making sure that I stock up on both for the upcoming holidays.

In the fall I always buy a 5 lb box of blueberries to keep in the freezer and pull out to use all winter and spring.  There seems to be a huge difference between these and the bags I have bought in the grocery store.  They are much larger and hold up to baking extremely well.

Plus supporting my local farms is always a good thing.

This bread is great for breakfast, dessert or a delicious gift.  It also freezes well for up to three months, to be pulled out when needed.

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Blueberry Lemon Bread AHLFM
Blueberry Lemon Bread with AHLFM
Blueberry Lemon Bread with AHLFM

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Lemon-Blueberry Bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread is so sweet and moist. Perfect to enjoy in the morning with coffee or tea, or even as a light dessert. Bursting with blueberries and lemon flavor in every bite. This is definitely a bread that can be enjoyed as a cake because of its sweet, dense, cake-like texture.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 12



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature or 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar for dusting



  • Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray loaf pan with baking spray.
  • In a large bowl blend four, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
  • In a small bowl place blueberries and 1 tablespoon of flour, stir to coat blueberries.
  • In mixing bowl blend butter or coconut oil and add sugar, then add eggs one at a time and then vanilla.
  • While mixer is running, alternate between adding flour mixture and milk, ending with flour.
  • Scrape down sides and gently add 1/2 of the blueberries to mixing bowl and blend by hand.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and pour remaining blueberries over top gently smoothing into batter.
  • Place in oven for one hour.


  • Add lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl and blend until sugar dissolves.
  • Once you remove bread from oven, poke holes in top of bread using skewer, or a sharp knife. This will allow sugar glaze to seep down through bread.
  • Pour glaze over top.
  • Let rest for 30 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar over top of bread.
  • Keep in Refrigerator or Freeze.


This bread freezes well.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American


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9 comments on “Lemon-Blueberry Bread”

  1. Delicious and easy recipe to follow. Made this recipe three times. Each time it comes out always the same. My family and I enjoy it very much. Definitely must try it out.

  2. I was wondering if adding raspberries would negatively impact the recipe in any way? Thank you! I am about to make this bread 🙂

    1. Marina,
      It shouldn’t but I haven’t tried it. If you do would you let me know how it turns out. I love raspberry and lemon together so I am sure it will be delicious. Amy

      1. Amy,
        I ended up only using the blueberries. The bread turned out amazing!!! Thank you!!!

  3. This bread looks truly delicious. Reminds me of my days when I was younger and I used to eat super unhealthy versions of blueberry bread and muffins. I would totally be interested in making a gluten-free and sugar-free version in my own kitchen! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful photos 🙂

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