I’ve always loved making homemade breads! It doesn’t matter if they’re yeast breads, quick breads, muffins etc…I love them all! I buy a huge bunch of bananas just because I know we wont eat them all, and when the last few go bad I can make my favorite banana bread, or banana bread bars, or banana bran muffins! Or maybe I’ll whip together this delicious Lemon Blueberry Bread or one of my other favorite breads instead! The original recipe has a glaze poured on top of the bread, but I seriously loved this just as well plain!
You could even make this recipe into muffins if you want–I love to have muffins in the freezer for easy snacks on the go! But I really think this recipe “shines” best as a loaf! It’s so moist and light! And the lemon-blueberry flavors perfectly compliment each other!
- 1-1/2 cups + 1 tbsp all purpose flour , divided
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 heaping cup blueberries , fresh or frozen
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3-4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease well the bottom and sides of a 9x5" loaf pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, beat together yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla, and oil.
Slowly fold the dry ingredients into the wet, just until incorporated. In a separate bowl mix the blueberries with 1 Tbsp of flour and then gently fold them into the mixed batter. (I always save a few to stick on top of the loaf after I pour it into the pan).
Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 55 minutes - 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice and drizzle over the top of the loaf. Allow to set/harden before serving.
For cupcakes: Bake at 350 degree F for 20-25 minutes.
Adapted from Sweet Pea's Kitchen
Looking for more yummy sweet bread recipes? Try these: