Lemon-Blueberry Bread

I am fortunate that our local apple orchard also sells blueberries and cranberries.

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, to be pulled out when needed.

FAMILY RATING:

BREAD:

  • 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
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

GLAZE:

  • 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.  This helps from having the blueberries fall completely to the bottom of batter.

In mixing bowl blend butter and add sugar, then add eggs one at a time.

While mixer is running, alternate between adding flour mixture and milk, ending with flour.

Scrape down sides and gently add blueberries to mixing bowl and blend by hand.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and place in oven for one hour.

The batter has a wet consistency.

Last minutes of baking, place lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl and microwave for 20 seconds.  Once remove removed from oven stir to make sure sugar is dissolved.

Remove bread from oven and poke holes throughout with toothpick.  This will allow glaze to soak into bread.  Pour glaze over top.  Let rest for 30 minutes before removing from pan.  Sprinkle powdered sugar over top of bread.

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Categories: Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts

Author:Amy Stafford

I am the author, photographer and creator behind the blog A Healthy Life For Me. I am a food and fitness nut who loves Crossfit, Chocolate and Organic Gardening.

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