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Blueberry Lemon Bread Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Bread

Blueberry Lemon Bread is a sweet and tangy quick bread filled with juicy blueberries and lemon flavor. This easy recipe is perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Hello, friend! Get ready to have your taste buds dance with joy as you bite into this delicious Blueberry Lemon Bread. 

It’s a delicious combination of sweet juicy blueberries and infused with the bright zest of lemon. It’s perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or a sweet treat with your evening tea.

So, let’s gather our ingredients and bake a loaf of this sunshine-filled goodness!

Utensils You Need:

Gather these tools to bake this delicious bread:

  1. 9×5 inch loaf pan
  2. Two large bowls
  3. Whisk or fork
  4. Measuring cups and spoons
  5. Spatula

The Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Bread

Blueberry Lemon Bread

This quick bread combines the sweetness of blueberries with the tangy flavor of lemon for a delicious treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla extract. 5. In a small bowl, combine milk and lemon juice. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken slightly.
  • Add the milk mixture and lemon zest to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Don’t overmix.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw them before adding them to the batter.
  2. You can add a lemon glaze to the top of the bread for extra lemony goodness. To make the glaze, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Keyword blueberry bread, breakfast, Dessert, easy, lemon bread, quick bread, snack

Alternative Ingredients:

If you do not have the ingredients I listed above, do not worry. You can swap them out for the alternatives below:

All-purpose flourWhole wheat flour or gluten-free flour
Unsalted butterMelted coconut oil or vegetable oil
Lemon juiceLime juice
BlueberriesOther berries, such as raspberries or strawberries

What to Serve with Blueberry Lemon Bread:

You can pair this delicious Blueberry Lemon Bread with the following:

  • A cup of coffee or tea for a perfect breakfast pairing.
  • A dollop of whipped cream or yogurt for a creamy addition.
  • A drizzle of honey or maple syrup for extra sweetness.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use frozen blueberries?

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries without thawing them first. Just be sure to fold them in gently to avoid turning the batter purple.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

You can try using vegan substitutes for butter, eggs, and milk, but the results may vary.

Can I use a different type of citrus fruit?

While lemon is the star of this recipe, you can experiment with other citrus fruits like lime or orange for a different flavor twist.

How do I store the leftover bread?

Store leftover bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Can I add a streusel topping to this bread?

Yes, you can add a simple streusel topping by mixing 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cold butter, and a pinch of cinnamon until crumbly. Sprinkle the topping over the batter before baking.

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