Step into the realm of delightful aromas and sweet indulgence with our family-favorite recipe for Lemon Blueberry Bread. No mixer required, this easy-to-make loaf offers a perfect blend of tart blueberries, zesty lemon, and a touch of sweetness. Whether enjoyed fresh out of the oven or allowed to sit for a day, this moist and flavorful bread is sure to become a cherished treat in your home.
- 1 ½ cups plus 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 to 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar
Step 1: Preparing the Batter
Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease the sides and bottom of a loaf pan. In a large bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate large bowl, mix together eggs, granulated sugar, yogurt (or sour cream), vanilla, vegetable oil, and lemon zest. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
Step 2: Adding Blueberries
In a separate bowl, gently fold 1 tablespoon of flour into the blueberries. This helps prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the batter. Add the floured blueberries to the batter and mix until evenly distributed.
Step 3: Baking the Bread
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Once done, remove from the oven and let the bread cool for 10 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack.
Step 4: Preparing the Lemon Glaze/Syrup
In a small saucepan over low heat, combine lemon juice and sifted confectioner’s sugar. Allow the sugar to dissolve, simmering for 3 minutes.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
While the bread is still warm, use a toothpick to poke holes all over the top and sides. Brush the lemon syrup over the loaf using a pastry brush, allowing it to soak in. Let the glaze harden for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
In conclusion, this Lemon Blueberry Bread is more than just a recipe; it’s a sensory experience. From the fragrant aroma that fills your home while baking to the burst of flavors in every bite, this bread is a celebration of simple ingredients coming together to create something extraordinary. Whether enjoyed as a morning treat or an afternoon pick-me-up, this family-favorite bread is destined to bring joy to your kitchen. Slice, savor, and relish in the delicious moments this Lemon Blueberry Bread brings to your table. Enjoy!