lemon blueberry bread {recipe}


I love blueberries.  I like them in my smoothies, pancakes, muffins, cupcakes, on top of my spinach salads, or in my cereal.  I had a pint of blueberries in the fridge that I kind of 'forgot' about.. when I noticed them the other day, they really need to be used up.  Like, ASAP.  So I did a little searching, and came across this recipe.  Now, I don't normally like lemon things (lemon bars, cookies, etc).. I don't know, it's just not for me.  I'd much rather have something sweeter.  But honestly, the blueberries and lemon compliment each other so nicely in this!  And then with the little glaze on top.. oh YUM.  This goes especially good with coffee in the morning.  Trust me.. it does.

Lemon Blueberry Bread
recipe from Erica's Sweet Tooth

  • 1-1/2 cups + 1 tbsp all purpose flour, divided
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
 Lemon Syrup
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x5" loaf pan, dust with flour, and tap out excess.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.  In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla, and oil.  Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet.  In a separate bowl mix the blueberries with the 1 tbsp of flour and then gently fold them into the mixed batter.  Pour the batter into the pan and bake 50-55 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  While the loaf is cooling, combine the lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir continuously until sugar is dissolved, and then continue cooking for another 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and set aside.  Use a toothpick to poke holes in the tops and sides of the warm loaf and brush with the lemon syrup.  Continue to brush the loaf until all or most of the syrup is added.

To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk and pour over the top of the loaf (after it's completely cooled).  Let the glaze harden before serving.  Eat with coffee.  ;)


  1. This recipe sounds fantastic and the picture makes me wish I could grab a piece through the computer screen. Can't wait to make!

  2. This looks so amazing!!! I love the recipes you post <3

    Steph at http://mycreativebrightside.blogspot.com

  3. I have frozen blueberries that will be perfect to try with this! Sounds (and looks) delish- thank you for sharing!

  4. Hope you enjoy! Frozen blueberries are definitely perfect for this recipe. We love blueberries, and always try to keep some frozen ones on hand. :)


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