Lemon Blueberry Bread

This lemon blueberry bread is a family favorite. I drizzle a sweet and tangy glaze on top for a special treat.

Brighten your day with this sweet lemon blueberry bread recipe.

Lemon Blueberry Bread Ingredients

These are the basic ingredients you’ll need to make this sweet lemon blueberry bread recipe:

  • For the bread: white sugar, melted butter, eggs, lemon juice, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, milk, blueberries (fresh or frozen), walnuts (optional), and lemon zest
  • For the glaze: white sugar and lemon juice

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Bread

You’ll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade lemon blueberry bread:

  1. Beat the sugar, butter, eggs, and lemon juice together.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in another bowl.
  3. Stir the dry mixture into the egg mixture alternately with milk.
  4. Fold in the berries, nuts, and zest.
  5. Bake the bread until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Make the glaze, then drizzle it over the warm bread.

How to Store Lemon Blueberry Bread

Store lemon blueberry bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or in the fridge for up to five days.

Can You Freeze Lemon Blueberry Bread?

Lemon blueberry bread freezes well. However, it’s best to save the glaze until right before serving.

Wrap the unglazed lemon blueberry bread in at least one layer of storage wrap and at least one layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to four months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.


Lemon Blueberry Bread:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  •  cup melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest

Glaze Topping:

  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8×4-inch loaf pan.
  2. Prepare the bread batter: Beat sugar, butter, eggs, and lemon juice together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into egg mixture alternately with milk. Fold in blueberries, nuts, and lemon zest. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes. Cool bread in the pan for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze topping: Stir sugar and lemon juice together in a small bowl until smooth.
  6. Remove bread from the pan and drizzle with glaze. Continue to cool on a wire rack.

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