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Friday, February 17, 2017

Lemon Blueberry Bread Made With Fresh Lemon Juice

 This pretty-looking bread tastes so good. Lemons and blueberries are a great flavor combination.

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  The first time I saw a picture of lemon blueberry bread, I just knew that I had to make a loaf. The colors of this sweet loaf were just so pretty and I just knew that lemons and blueberries would taste so great together. I love the taste of blueberries in pancakes and muffins. I also loved lemon cookies and bars so I just had to find out how the sour flavor of lemons would combine with sweet blueberries. That was several months ago when I decided to make lemon blueberry bread. I have bought blueberries several times since then but my youngest son loves blueberries and eats up a whole pint in a day so I never got a chance to make the bread. 

Blueberry overload

 The other day I was at the dollar store and discovered frozen blueberries in their freezer section. My son and I loaded up the cart with ten packages, let's just say I bought them all so I would have some to make this sweet bread. I, of course, then went to the grocery store to buy fresh lemons so I could make the lemon blueberry bread before my son ate all the blueberries. I am so glad that I made this lemon blueberry bread. It has the texture of pound cake and a flavor that is so good. The tart lemons and sweet blueberries combine so well together to give a nice sweet flavor. My family just loves this bread and I will be making this again.

  I love using fresh lemons in my baking as the flavor is so much better than the stuff in the bottle. I find that using a lemon squeezer gets more juice out of the lemons than if I use my hands. The lemon squeezer is also less messy so the juice stays off my hands. The last time I used my hands to squeeze the juice out, I got a bad rash that took a long time to heal. Funny that I can eat lemons but all citrus fruits do a number on my hands if I touch the juice. So this time around, just to be safe, I put on gloves when I sliced my lemons. Qualitools makes a nice lemon squeezer that is stainless steel and allows me to squeeze the lemon without getting the juice on my hands. It not only looks good but it is durable and I can put it into the dishwasher and not worry about it rusting. My 8-year-old son loves helping me in the kitchen so I let him squeeze the lemons. I did catch him eating my blueberries, though. I think he likes helping me so he can lick the spoon.

You can find a lemon squeezer on Amazon. Using a lemon squeezer to juice lemons makes things so much simpler. Sure you can use lemon juice in a bottle but the taste won't be the same. Fresh lemon juice just tastes better.

 When I bake quick loaves of bread and other homemade recipes in my kitchen, I also use real vanilla extract. Pure vanilla extract is an amazing flavor and your recipes will taste so much better. My favorite vanilla is Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Extract. Made from real vanilla beans is what I like about pure vanilla. Trust me you can tell the difference in taste.

Lemon Blueberry Bread is

+ Delicious

+ Loaded with lemon flavor

+ Beautiful

+ Easy to make

+ Filled with blueberries

+ Sweet

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Lemon Blueberry Bread


1 & 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter, melted

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup milk

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 tablespoons flour

Lemon glaze

2 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 powder sugar

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


       Preheat oven to 350*F and lightly grease a 9"x 5" loaf pan, I prefer using a glass pan for best results.

1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.

2. Blend together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice.  Mix until well combined.

3. Slowly mix in the flour mixture and milk until combined.

4. In a small bowl toss the blueberries with 1 tablespoon flour. This flour coating will help prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of your loaf while baking.

5. Gently fold the flour-coated berries into the batter.

6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

 7. Cool bread in the pan for about 30 minutes and then remove from pan. While bread is cooling you can make the lemon glaze.

Directions for the lemon glaze

Combine the melted butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a bowl, then pour glaze over the loaf.  Allow to set a few minutes, then enjoy!


Unknown said...

After my husband "he-man" decided to brake my lemon squeezer, he's not allowed to touch the new one! He's the ONLY person I know that could brake a steel lemon squeezer!

Unknown said...

I mean he literally broke the handle clean off, not the whole top and in half style.

Mom Knows Best said...

He must be one strong man!

Unknown said...

Do you have a preference as to the kind of butter to use?

Sarah Bailey said...

Lemon and blueberry on a bread were a nutritious breakfast that kids would love to eat. We can do experiment on snacks and desserts that are made up of fruits and veggies that kids will surely eat.

Mom Knows Best said...

I don't have a preference of a brand of butter, it just has to be real butter.

Unknown said...

Looks tasty! I bet it is wonderful with a cup of coffee or tea.

Maria Han said...

Omg! absolutely looks delicious and looks a comfort food for me, I really want to try this at home. Glad that you share this

AiringMyLaundry said...

This looks so amazing! I love lemons and blueberries so I know I'd be happy with this.

mail4rosey said...

Lemons and blueberries go together oh so nicely, don't they! I'd love to try this breead!

Elizabeth O said...

That looks amazing! I' m sure it tastes just as good. I'm definiely keeping the recipe.

Unknown said...

Yum! That looks so good. And I love the paring of blueberry and lemons. 2 of my favorite flavors.

Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place

A Cold Cup of Chloe said...

This looks so tasty! My daughter loves to cook with me and I know she would love this bread. I will have to give it a go and let you know how it turns out!

Ana De-Jesus said...

Oh my god this lemon blueberry bread looks incredible and I am a fan of the two flavors together! Delicious x

AK said...

Omg! Absolutely looks delicious and I want to try this on my own version, Thanks for sharing this with us

The Confused Twenty Something said...

Blueberries are one of my favourites - can't wait to try this

Vanessa said...

I'm a big fan of fruity breads like this, and blueberries and lemons are one of my favorite combos. I can't wait to make this for my family this weekend.

Terri Steffes said...

This sounds fresh and delicious. I love breads like this toasted, with a poached egg or two on the side for breakfast.

Celebrate Woman said...

This lemon bread looks moist and so aromatic! I would like to bake a loaf in my kitchen.

Leela said...

This looks amazing!

Heather D said...

Lemon - blueberry is one of my favorite flavor combinations! I want some!!

alita said...

Lemon and blueberry are a great combination. Im so excited to try this

Eileen M Loya said...

This would really go well with a cup of tea. I will try your recipe this weekend. My husband would like this lemon blueberry bread for sure.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy said...

This bread looks and sounds so delicious. Would love to try this recipe

Melanie Edjourian said...

This is such a great recipe. We love lemon bread and adding blueberries is just as yummy.

Wren LaPorte said...

This looks delicious! I think the girls and I will have to give it a try asap

Unknown said...

I love baking bread but I haven't tried baking this, yet. Going to save your recipe for later. Looks good! -LYNNDEE

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