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Blueberry Lemon Bread

May 14, 2016 (Last Updated: April 13, 2020)

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Fresh blueberries paired with lemon is a perfect combination in this blueberry lemon bread. This quick bread is perfect for breakfast or a midday snack and can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries.

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!

A china tea cup filled with fresh blueberries.

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 and blueberry crumb bars.

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. 

Other Great Recipes to Try:

Slice loaf of bread filled with blueberries.

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Blueberry Lemon Bread. Beyond the Chicken Coop

Blueberry Lemon Bread

Quick bread with blueberries and lemon
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 273 kcal


  • 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


  • In a mixing bowl combine butter and sugar.
  • Add milk, eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix until combined.
  • Add flour and baking powder. Mix until combined.
  • With a spatula gently fold blueberries into mixture.
  • Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 60 minutes.
  • Check for doneness with a toothpick inserted in the center.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully remove from pan and continue cooling on rack.


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.


Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 210IUVitamin C: 4.2mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1.8mg
Keyword blueberry bread, blueberry lemon bread, quick bread with blueberries
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  • Reply
    Fred G
    January 18, 2019 at 6:49 am

    5 stars
    Interesting combination for a great taste.

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