Blueberry lemon bread with lemon glaze

Blueberry vanilla bread with lemon glaze

This delicious blueberry lemon bread with lemon glaze is a perfect breakfast, brunch, snack.  Simple recipe, beautiful cake, what more can you ask for?!   Lemon zest, freshly squeezed lemon juice, blueberries, vanilla - so many Summer flavors! 

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 259 kcal


Blueberry Lemon Bread

  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest grated
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Lemon Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Butter an 8x4 inch loaf pan, line the bottom and two sides of the pan with the parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, 1 cup sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture alternately with milk.
  5. In the same bowl where you combined flour, add blueberries and toss them in 2 tablespoons of flour. This will help prevent blueberries from sinking.
  6. Fold in lemon zest, and blueberries into the batter. Do it carefully and fast. Pour the lemon bread batter into prepared pan.

  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 40 minutes on a wire rack. Release the bread from the pan.

Lemon glaze:

  1. Combine freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl and beat, using electrical mixer, until smooth glaze forms . 

  2. Drizzle the top of the blueberry lemon bread (after it's been completely cooled) with the glaze. Some of the glaze will go down the sides of the bread.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from AllRecipes

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Nutrition Facts
Blueberry vanilla bread with lemon glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Potassium 100mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 28g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.