Bread/ Breakfast/ Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Bread

May 14, 2016 (Last Updated: July 15, 2019)

Fresh blueberries paired with lemon is a perfect combination in this blueberry lemon bread.

A fresh loaf of blueberry lemon bread cooling on a baking rack.

I just can’t help myself.  I combined blueberries and lemon again. First was my blueberry lemon popsicles and now this blueberry lemon bread.  

I like to have options.  Options for how best to make something quick and delicious and options for using fresh blueberries!

Just because both recipes have blueberries and lemon doesn’t mean they are the same thing….nope….totally different.  Well, except for the blueberries and the lemon.  That part is the same!

Fresh blueberries for baking blueberry lemon bread.

Can I use frozen blueberries?

I used fresh blueberries in this recipe but frozen blueberries work perfectly as well.  If you use frozen berries, increase the cooking time 5-10 minutes. 

I use fresh if I have them, otherwise frozen blueberries work well. I do the same when I make blueberry muffins

We usually stock our freezer at the end of summer with bags of blueberries we’ve picked.  We eat blueberries all winter long.

I love eating fresh blueberries, but frozen ones are a great treat.  There is no difference once the berries are cooked up in a bread or dessert.  If using frozen berries, don’t thaw before adding to batter. Just fold them in frozen.

How long do you bake blueberry lemon bread?

Blueberry lemon bread bakes for one hour in a 350 degree oven. 

Can I make mini loaves?

Yes, you can make mini loaves. You will use two small bread pans instead of one regular sized bread pan. Reduce cooking time to 45 minutes. 

 

Blueberry lemon bread is perfect for breakfast or for a midday snack with tea.This blueberry bread can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries. #blueberries #blueberrybread

Other Great Recipes to Try:

5 from 2 votes
Blueberry Lemon Bread. Beyond the Chicken Coop
Blueberry Lemon Bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

Quick bread with blueberries and lemon

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry bread, blueberry lemon bread, quick bread with blueberries
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl combine butter and sugar.
  2. Add milk, eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix until combined.
  3. Add flour and baking powder. Mix until combined.
  4. With a spatula gently fold blueberries into mixture.
  5. Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 for 60 minutes.
  7. Check for doneness with a toothpick inserted in the center.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool in pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
  9. Carefully remove from pan and continue cooling on rack.
Recipe Notes

Can use fresh or frozen blueberries.
If adding frozen, do not thaw before adding.
Cooking time might be increased when using frozen berries.
Recipe adapted from The New Basics Cookbook.

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Lemon Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

You Might Also Like

41 Comments

  • Reply
    Fred G
    January 18, 2019 at 6:49 am


    Interesting combination for a great taste.

  • Reply
    Kaylene @ The Links Site
    May 22, 2016 at 3:50 am

    This looks delicious Kathy! I have to confess, I don’t think that I have ever had lemon with blueberries! This is something that I will have to rectify!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 23, 2016 at 5:42 am

      It’s time to give it a try! 🙂

  • Reply
    Adina
    May 20, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Perfect looking cake, I would love a slice right now. I love both blueberries and lemon, so this just made it on the to-do list.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 21, 2016 at 6:27 am

      I love to-do lists when they involve baking….and not cleaning! 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    May 19, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I love this loaf! My mom used to make the best lemon blueberry muffins & I’m sure this loaf is just as delicious 😉 If I can’t get her to make a batch this summer, I’ll have to try this loaf!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 21, 2016 at 6:28 am

      Thanks!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    May 19, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I’m definitely not complaining about the lemon blueberry combo. This would be such a great breakfast!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 21, 2016 at 6:28 am

      It is great for breakfast!

  • Reply
    Balvinder
    May 18, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I have been craving a lemon blueberry treat so I just had to try this one.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 19, 2016 at 4:26 am

      Hope you loved it as much as we did!

  • Reply
    Jessica @ Sweetest Menu
    May 18, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Oooh I love blueberries in baked goods, especially with lemon! This looks so lovely Kathy – love those big beautiful pictures too!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 18, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      I love blueberries in just about everything! 🙂

  • Reply
    geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    May 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    You always have the best quick breads, Kathy. Love the combo of blueberry and lemons – I have a bunch of lemons to use up so will be making this and bringing it in to work! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Lucky coworkers!

  • Reply
    Manali @ CookWithManali
    May 18, 2016 at 8:42 am

    such a classic combination, the bread looks wonderful Kathy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Two great flavors that are always great together.

  • Reply
    Ashley
    May 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    haha I can’t help myself either when it comes to blueberry and lemon! They just go so well together! This bread sounds delicious!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Glad you agree! 🙂

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    May 17, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Lemon and blueberries is a combination I can never get sick of.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Me too….just keep ’em coming!

  • Reply
    Natanja
    May 17, 2016 at 4:55 am

    This is perfect for afternoon tea. It looks so fluffy and tender, omg I am swooning!
    P.S. Never be sorry for posting a lot of blueberry/lemon desserts, you can never have enough of those 😉

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 18, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      I need to start having afternoon tea! It sounds so elegant.

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    May 16, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I’m glad you can’t help yourself, Kathy, because I love blueberries paired with lemon! And this loaf looks absolutely delicious.. and gorgeous! I could easily eat this entire loaf in less than 4 minutes! Cheers, friend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 17, 2016 at 4:39 am

      Less than 4 minutes! You’d better make two loaves so it will last you a bit.

  • Reply
    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    May 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Blueberries and lemon are definitely a winning combination. I wish that were an ice cream flavor. Anyhow, I will have to try this! It looks like something I need right now for that afternoon slump.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 17, 2016 at 4:39 am

      I think you’re on to something….lemon blueberry ice cream! Hmmmmmmm…..

  • Reply
    Rahul @samosastreet.com
    May 16, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Breakfast food is seriously the best! This blueberry lemon bread seriously looks PERFECT, Kathy. I wish I could grab a piece out of my computer screen.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 17, 2016 at 4:40 am

      It is absolute perfection!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    May 16, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I adore blueberries and lemon too. But I have never combined these beauties in a bread. This one looks so bright and refreshing, Kathy. I wish I could have a few slices right away. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 17, 2016 at 4:40 am

      You need to give it a try!

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    May 16, 2016 at 8:54 am


    Yep, these are classic flavors I can never get enough of! Oh, how I love me some blueberry bread straight from the oven! YUM!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 17, 2016 at 4:40 am

      It is great straight from the oven….it is a bit crumbly if you don’t let it cool. Just giving you a warning!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    May 16, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Blueberry + lemon is such an excellent combination, Kathy! I can see why you’d go for these two together again. And that loaf? It looks amazing! I bet it would be excellent toasted with a little bit of butter. Totally pinning this one for later. Yum!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 17, 2016 at 4:42 am

      I need to try toasting it! That sounds perfect.

  • Reply
    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    May 16, 2016 at 4:47 am

    I love the combination of blueberries and lemon! And I have lots of frozen berries so this recipe would be perfect to make soon. Perfect eaten straight from the oven with a smear of butter 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 17, 2016 at 4:42 am

      A little butter always makes things better!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    May 15, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Hey Kathy, while I’m writing to you my husband is making lemon blueberry waffles. We’re on the same page 😉 ! We love this combo: the smell, the flavor, just can’t get enough! Your bread looks fantastic, tall and moist and juicy from the blueberries!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 16, 2016 at 4:39 am

      Blueberries and lemon are perfect together! Love the waffle idea!

  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    May 14, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Hey Kathy – such a gorgeous loaf and a wonderful combo with the lemon. I love blueberries and this is a great way to satisfy that craving.. love a little something sweet with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Our blueberries won’t be ready until mid-July, but I’m sure I could make this with frozen ones too. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 15, 2016 at 4:20 am

      It works perfectly with frozen blueberries!

    Leave a Reply