Blueberry Bread

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This blueberry bread recipe is bursting with fresh blueberry flavor!

Moist, sweet, and perfectly toasted with a slather of honey butter or cream cheese, blueberry bread is a welcome treat anytime!

Blueberry Bread with butter

Homemade Blueberry Bread  

  • Quick breads are easy and quick to make and take minimal time and effort.
  • Bake blueberry bread any time of year since blueberries come frozen or canned if fresh isn’t available.
  • Blueberry bread is so versatile, enjoy it for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!
  • Pack slices of blueberry bread in a backpack or briefcase for a wholesome mid-morning snack.

Ingredients for Blueberry Bread  

  • Sugar – Granulated sugar adds sweetness and also gives this bread just the right texture.
  • EggsUse room temperature eggs for better mixing and a fluffier texture. You can put them in warm water to quickly bring them to temperature.
  • Light Cream I use half and half in this recipe. You substitute a mixture of half milk and half heavy cream.
  • Lemon JuiceDon’t skip the lemon juice, it adds to the rise of this bread. Fresh lemon juice or bottled are both ideal.
  • Almond Extract This is added for flavor, substitute with vanilla extract if needed.
  • All-Purpose Flour Use fresh flour and spoon and level it instead of scooping directly with a measuring cup to avoid over-packing.
  • Baking Powder Freshness ensures a good rise. Drop a bit in warm water, and if it fizzes, it’s still good!
  • BlueberriesFrozen or fresh blueberries work in this recipe. If using frozen, there is no need to thaw.
flour , sugar , light cream , salt , blueberries , baking powder , lemon , almond extract , eggs with labels to make Blueberry Bread

How to Make Blueberry Bread

  1. Mix the wet ingredients together (per recipe below) in a bowl.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and then gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, being careful not to overmix.
  3. Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake until a wooden pick comes out clean.
  4. Remove the bread from the pan and cool on a wire rack.

For Muffins: Scoop batter equally into a prepared muffin tin and bake for 22-26 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean.

Make the Glaze:

  1. Stir the powdered sugar and milk together until smooth.
  2. Drizzle over the loaf once it’s cool.
adding egg to butter and sugar to make Blueberry Bread
adding blueberries to batter to make Blueberry Bread
adding Blueberry Bread batter to cake pan
baked Blueberry Bread in the pan

Tips for the Best Blueberry Bread

  • Line the pan with parchment paper for easy removal.
  • Frozen blueberries don’t need to be thawed but might need a few extra minutes of baking time.
  • Toss the berries with a bit of flour to keep them suspended in the bread as it bakes!
  • Don’t overmix the batter or you’ll have a dense bread.
  • Lemon zest is a tasty addition to this blueberry loaf; if adding zest, skip the almond extract.
Blueberry Bread with a slice taken out

How to Store Blueberry Bread

Keep leftover blueberry bread in a covered container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Quick bread freezes perfectly as it isn’t as delicate as pastry or cake. Bake, cool, wrap, and freeze!

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Blueberry Bread

Enjoy this delish blueberry bread recipe for a breakfast treat, snack, or dessert!

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Author Holly Nilsson

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup light cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups blueberries fresh or frozen, divided


  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk or as needed
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease and flour an 8×4 loaf pan.

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, then incorporate the eggs and cream. Stir in the lemon juice and almond extract until well blended.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.

  • Gradually add the dry mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.

  • Set aside 2 tablespoons of blueberries for topping the bread. Fold in the remaining blueberries. (If they are very juicy, they can be tossed in a tablespoon of flour to prevent them from sticking.)

  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle the reserved blueberries over the top.

  • Bake the bread for 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • Remove the bread from the oven then remove from the pan and place it on a cooling rack.

  • Mix together the powdered sugar and milk to create a smooth glaze. Drizzle over the loaf once it’s cool enough to handle.

Store Blueberry Bread in a covered container at room temperature for up to 4 days. 

Cool, cover with plastic wrap and aluminum foil (either individual slices or the whole loaf), and freeze for up to 6 months. 

Calories: 213 | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Muffins, Snack

Cuisine American

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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