Easy Blueberry Lemon Bread Recipe

Bright and flavorful lemon blueberry bread topped with a sweet glaze that won’t quit. This dessert bread is soft, fluffy, and lightly flavored with fresh lemons and sweet blueberries. It is truly one of my favorite desserts for summer.

lemon blueberry bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

This is the perfect and easy dessert bread recipe for any time of the day. It pairs well with hot coffee or a warm cup of tea for breakfast. Sometimes I even like to have a slice after dinner. There’s no wrong way to enjoy this delicious recipe.

blueberry lemon bread

Summer Desserts

This is one of my favorite desserts and it is so easy to make! I like to make dessert breads with my children because all you need is 2 bowls; one for wet ingredients and one for dry ingredients. Summer is the perfect time to bake with fresh berries so I like to pull out the blueberries and go to work!

Fresh Blueberries vs. Frozen Blueberries

After reading a little about blueberries, I’ve learned that there isn’t a significant difference between fresh and frozen blueberries. They’re both good for your health and will do great in this recipe.

Vegan Substitutions

Making vegan lemon blueberry bread from this recipe is easy!

  • Replace the whole milk with your favorite non-dairy milk. I usually use almond milk. 1for 1 substitution.
  • Replace the eggs with unsweetened applesauce. 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce = 1 egg.
  • Replace the butter with vegan butter.

Lemon Blueberry Bread Recipe

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lemon blueberry bread recipe

Easy Blueberry Lemon Bread Recipe

  • Author: Johnniemay McDonald
  • Total Time: 50 minutes


Soft and fluffy lemon blueberry bread flavored with bright lemon juice and fresh blueberries.


Units Scale

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs, room temp

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup milk

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (I used fresh)

1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour


3/4 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoon milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven, to 350 degrees and prepare your loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) then set the bowl aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, lemon juice, lemon zest, and melted butter. Make sure the butter is completely cooled before adding it to the mix.
  4. Alternate between adding the wet ingredients and milk to the dry ingredients. I usually do this in about 2-3 batches, gently mixing well after adding the wet ingredients and milk.
  5. Toss the blueberries in flour then gently fold them into the batter. The flour will keep them from sinking to the bottom.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees or until it passes the toothpick test.
  7. Once you remove it from the oven, let the bread cool for 10 minutes in the pan then remove it from the pan to finish cooling. While it cools, prepare the glaze.
  8. Once the cake is completely cooled, pour the glaze over the lemon blueberry bread and serve!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking

Keywords: blueberry, lemon, blueberry lemon bread,

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