Stacked slices of lemon blueberry bread with the loaf of quick bread behind it.
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Lemon Blueberry Bread

The best Lemon Blueberry Bread is made with Greek Yogurt,  fresh or frozen blueberries, and a  simple icing.  This easy recipe can be enjoyed year round.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


For the bread

  • 1-1/2 cups + 1 Tablespoons all-purpose flour , divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1 heaping cup blueberries , fresh or frozen

For the lemon glaze (Optional)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tablespoons 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.

For the glaze (Optional)

  • Whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice and drizzle over the top of the loaf. Allow to set/harden before serving.


Make sure to add extra flour for high altitude!
For cupcakes: Bake at 350 degree F for 20-25 minutes.
Adapted from Sweet Pea's Kitchen


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 137mg | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 0.7mg