Blueberry-Lemon Bread

5 from 1 vote

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Blueberry-lemon bread is an easy summer dessert bread that anyone can make. Our family loves using fresh blueberries from the farmer’s market for this sweet homemade bread recipe!
A close-up of blueberry bread.

I think by now I we have made it pretty clear that we are ardent  fans of both summer and blueberries here on Platter Talk.   Although I’ve heard it said you can get too much of a good thing, I challenge anyone reading this to explain to me how it is possible to have too much summer or too many blueberries. My contention: It cannot be done.

A close up of blueberry lemon bread.

We’ve had a couple of perfect summer weekends here in Wisconsin, over the last month or so.  I’m talking warm days with sunny skies, kids and adults running around the cottage grounds barefoot (don’t judge me – that’s how I grew up,) and scads of summertime fare – all shared with good friends and family.

Slices of blueberry bread on a stand.

Such was the precise scenario in which we found ourselves just a couple of Saturdays past.  Our good friends the O’Connors along with their two boys and two other close friends of our family, Lane and Mike, showed up at the cottage for a relaxing day of swimming, fishing,  charcoal grilled food and of course ice-cold beverages.

A close up of a piece of blueberry bread.

Oh, and lemon blueberry bread – compliments of Deb.  Our friend Deb is probably much like a friend that we all know; stellar mom who devotes herself first to her kids, a beautiful lady, and just a really nice person.  Aside from those qualities that I’m sure Deb shares with legions of other women out there, she has a couple of other qualities that make her unique.  She is an artist; an outlet she uses her talent to occasionally escape from the rest of the world when she feels the need, and she is a master bread maker.  How a slender and svelte women (or man) can claim such a feat on their personal resume is well beyond me.  I’m here to say that I’ve had a couple of the breads this gal has put  together from scratch and I am always left baffled and deliciously impressed.

slices of blueberry lemon bread.

You may recall that a month or so back, we put together another version of this type of bread that goes by the same descriptor.  And even longer ago, another talented bread-making friend dropped by the cottage, unannounced and bearing  loaf of mouth-watering pumkin-snikerdoodle bread.  These are the times in our lives when I say smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.  Good friends, great summer weather, and amazing summertime treats that are enjoyed and shared among friends and family; how can it get any better?   It’s early August.  Summer is still on, do your best and make the most of it.  -Dan

A close up of a slice of blueberry bread.

Blueberry-Lemon Bread

5 from 1 vote
This sweet bread recipe is adapted from Marcia Kammann
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield: 8 people


  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest

for the glaze

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare 8x4 inch loaf pan with non-sticking spray
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, lemon juice and eggs
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries, and lemon zest.
  • Pour batter into loaf pan, bake for 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before placing on wire rack.
  • Combine glaze ingredients, drizzle over warm bread. Allow to cool completely.
  • Tips


Roll blueberries in flour prior to folding into batter. This will help prevent berries from sinking to bottom.


Calories: 303kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 96mg, Potassium: 131mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin A: 330IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: All American
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. This looks simply amazing, Dan! I love the combination of blueberry and lemon. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

  2. Dan this recipe for Blueberry-Lemon Bread looks fantastic! Two of my favorite flavor combinations are blueberries and lemon! Great photos also!!

  3. Oh my!! I love berry and lemon and bread (which is really like a little cake!!). Pinning. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Well I agree with you, no such thing to too much summer or too much berries of any kind. I am really loving all of your blueberry filled recipes lately, I think they are just fantastic! And this lemon blueberry bread is right up there with the best of them! This recipe is absolutely to die for! LOVE it! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Tara. We love this combination too; add it with summer and it’s the best thing ever!

  5. O my Gosh this blue berry lemon bread is turned so great, look so moist and delicious worth trying 🙂