The boys and I decided to go to the farmer's market on Saturday morning, here in Virginia. There were beautiful fresh-looking blueberries out that we could not resist picking up a few containers of and helping a local farmer out. The flavor fresh blueberries straight from the farm can not be beaten!
We had no plans yet for these blueberries, but I knew I would come up with something with the 4th of July approaches. However, this recipe would be good for just about any occasion.
I woke up Sunday morning and decided we should use the blueberries and make a Lemon Blueberry Loaf for breakfast. It was so fresh with the blueberries and zesty with the hint of lemon inside made it refreshing.
Can you add a lemon glaze to the top?
Of course, it would make it sweeter and I have a recipe for a Lemon Glaze over on the Cranberry Lemon Cake.
However, because my kids get a little crazy when they have too much sugar I didn't put it on. Syrup on pancakes and waffles is sometimes a little overkill, and my patience can be shot by 9 am.
Does a Blueberry Loaf freeze well?
Yes, so if you wish to go ahead and make double the recipe and have it on hand for the next special occasion.
Lemon Blueberry Loaf
- 1 ½ c All-purpose flour
- 1 c Fresh or Frozen Blueberries We used fresh from the farmers market.
- ½ c 2% Milk
- ⅓ c Butter, melted
- 1 c Sugar
- 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 Eggs, room temperature
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, lemon juice and eggs.
- Add in the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
- Fold in the blueberries using a spatula.
- Transfer to a lightly greased 8x4-in. loaf pan.
- Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
I hope you enjoy it! I have also made some healthy blueberry muffins that you may enjoy too!
Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.