Lemon Blueberry Quick Bread

 blueberry bread on red plate with white loaf pan

 Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min

Ingredients for Bread:
• spray butter
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 2 eggs
• ½ cup milk
• ½ cup butter (melted)
• ½ cup sour cream
• 2 teaspoons lemon zest
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 cups fresh blueberries (reserve ½ cup for topping)
• 1 cup strawberries
• whipped cream if desired

Ingredients for Glaze:
• 2 cups confectioner's sugar
• 2 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
• 4 tablespoons milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



     1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease loaf pan with spray butter and set aside.

    white ceramic load pan greased with butter

    2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

    mixing flour and sugar in white bowl for blueberry bread

    3. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, milk, sour cream, lemon zest, and vanilla.

    whisk together eggs in glass bowl for blueberry bread

     4. Add this mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir together until just combined. *Be sure not to over mix.

     5. Gently fold in blueberries.

    blueberry bread batter in white bowl


    6. Pour this into the loaf pan. Bake for 65 minutes.

    blueberry bread batter inside white ceramic loaf pan

    7. While the bread is baking, prepare glaze by mixing together the "Glaze Ingredients." Remove bread from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. 

    glaze for blueberry bread

    8. Spread glaze on top while still in loaf pan. (Reserve 2 tablespoons. for drizzling.) Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.

     9. Turn pan over to gently remove bread. Place on plate and drizzle more glaze on top. Arrange strawberries and blueberries on top in the shape of the American flag if desired!

    blueberry bread on red plate topped with strawberries

     Happy 4th of July!


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