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Lemon Blueberry Quick Bread Recipe

The delightful flavors of lemon and blueberry come together with this easy-to-make quick bread recipe.



Lemon Blueberry Quick Bread Recipe with Yogurt

If you're looking for a delightful homemade treat that combines the zing of lemon with the sweetness of blueberries, look no further than this lemon blueberry quick bread recipe. Bursting with flavor and moistened by the addition of yogurt, this homemade quick bread is a perfect companion to your morning coffee or a delightful dessert. This moist and flavorful lemon blueberry quick bread is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen. Get ready to enjoy the perfect balance of tangy lemon zest and juicy blueberries in every bite.


Blueberry quick bread
Zesty Lemon and Juicy Blueberries In Every Bite

We've experienced an unusually mild winter here in Upstate New York. With temperatures reaching the 50s and 60s last week, it felt like spring was just around the corner. Inspired by the season, I whipped up my favorite lemon blueberry quick bread recipe. The recipe is incredibly easy to prepare. With fresh or frozen blueberries and lemon, along with basic pantry staples like flour, sugar, and baking powder, I was ready to go, one of the greatest advantages of quick breads is their speediness. There's no waiting for dough to rise or kneading required. You might be wondering, what exactly is quick bread, and what role does yogurt play when used in baking?


Toasted Lemon Blueberry Bread

What is a quick bread?

Quick bread is a type of bread that is leavened with agents such as baking powder or baking soda instead of yeast, it's called "quick" because it doesn't require the lengthy proofing process, or kneading that yeast breads do. Quick breads are created by first mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately, then combining them and gently folding in the blueberries. Examples of quick bread include banana bread, zucchini bread, lemon blueberry bread, and my personal favorite, strawberry cream cheese quick bread recipe.



Why Yogurt?

You might be wondering what makes this Lemon Blueberry Bread so moist and tender. The secret lies in the addition of whole-milk Greek yogurt. Similar to sour cream, yogurt adds richness and moisture to baked goods, resulting in a soft and velvety texture. It also imparts a subtle tanginess that perfectly complements the bright flavors of lemon and sweet bursts of blueberries so, the next time you're craving a delightful homemade treat, try this Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe. With the creamy goodness of yogurt and the refreshing zest of lemon, it's sure to become a favorite.


Can I use regular yogurt instead of Greek yogurt in baking recipes?

Yes, you can generally substitute regular yogurt for Greek yogurt in baking recipes. However, keep in mind that Greek yogurt is thicker and tangier than regular yogurt, so the texture and flavor of the final product may be slightly different.

Will baking quick bread with yogurt give it a yogurt-like taste?

Adding yogurt to quick bread can give a hint of a tangy flavor, but it doesn't dominate the overall taste of the bread. If you weren't aware that yogurt was in the bread, you likely wouldn't be able to detect its presence by taste.



Tips

Don't over-mix the batter. For a light and fluffy loaf, gently combine the wet and dry ingredients. When you're making a quick bread or muffin, you don't want to over-mix the batter. Over-mixing the batter will cause the quick bread to become dry and tough. It's okay to have some lumps of flour. Mix the wet and dry ingredients until just combined for a moist, light, and fluffy loaf.


If you're planning to drizzle the lemon glaze over this lemon-blueberry bread, make sure to let the bread cool entirely before applying it. Otherwise, if the bread is too warm, the glaze will melt and drip to the bottom of the loaf.


Don't overlook the glaze!

To enhance the lemony goodness of your loaf, top it off with this simple lemon glaze recipe, Made with only two ingredients—powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice—it adds that extra zing effortlessly.



Top off the bread with homemade lemon glaze
Homemade Lemon Glaze


Ingredients

- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

- 2 teaspoons baking powder

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/2 cup sugar

- 2 large eggs

- 3/4 cup unflavored Greek yogurt

- 1/2 cup vegetable oil

- 1 tablespoon lemon zest

-1 teaspoon lemon juice

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries


Instructions

1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and set it aside.


2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.


3. Beat Sugar and Eggs: In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy.


4. Add Yogurt and Oil: Mix in the yogurt, and oil until smooth and well combined.


5. Incorporate Flavorings: Stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract to infuse the batter with bright and warm flavors.


6. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.


7. Fold in Blueberries: Gently fold in the fresh or frozen blueberries until evenly distributed throughout the batter.


8. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


9. Cool and Enjoy: Allow the lemon blueberry bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve as is, or top with this delicious lemon glaze.


As the scent of warm lemon and blueberries fills your kitchen, anticipation builds for that first heavenly slice of quick bread. Whether enjoyed plain, toasted, or drizzled with a lemon glaze, each bite is full of flavor and leaves you craving just one more slice.


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