Recipe: Grandma’s Lemon Blueberry Bread

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Grandma's Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe with lemon glaze frosting From the Family With Love

The first recipe that comes to mind when I think of a family recipe would have to be my Grandma’s Lemon Blueberry Bread. This is a staple at many family gatherings but especially the Fourth of July. Every year when we get to Grandma and Papa’s house we are greeted with ice cold glasses of southern sweet tea (we are from New England but Papa, who grew up in the South, loves his sweet tea!), fresh fruit salad and a platter of Lemon Blueberry Bread. Yum yum!

Last night I was going through my freezer and found a bag of frozen blueberries that had been picked fresh from my daddy’s garden this past summer. First thing that came to mind was Lemon Blueberry Bread so I figured this would be a perfect first recipe to share! Recipe from my grandma, blueberries from Daddy’s garden…can’t get much more From the Family than that!



Lemon Blueberry Bread
Yields 3 small loaves
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Cook Time
50 min
Cook Time
50 min
For the bread
  1. 1/3 cup butter (melted)
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 3 T lemon juice
  4. 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1 1/2 cup flour
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. 1/2 cup milk
  9. 2 T fresh grated lemon zest
  10. 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  11. 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) mixed with 1 T flour
For the glaze
  1. 2 T fresh lemon juice
  2. 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the bread, mix together first five ingredients until well blended. Gently fold in remaining ingredients. Grease either 3 small or 1 large loaf pan. Evenly spread batter into prepared pans. Bake for 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let breads cool on a wire rack in their pans. Mix together glaze ingredients and drizzle over cooled loaves.
  1. If using frozen blueberries make sure you keep them in the freezer until the very moment you need to add them. This will help keep your batter from turning purple.
Adapted from Taste of Home
Adapted from Taste of Home
From The Family With Love

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With Love, Jennifer



    • fromthefamilywithlove says

      Thanks! It is amazing ;-) But I’ve got to be honest…mines never tastes as good as when my Grandma makes it! Something about grandma’s baking.

  1. says

    Your blueberry bread looks divine, Jennifer! I’m definitely pinning! Thank you so much for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!!

    • fromthefamilywithlove says

      Very thankful for the stash of recipes I have from my Grandma :) Have a beautiful day!

  2. says

    This would make for a delicious breakfast instead of blueberry muffins! Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,

    Lysa xx
    Welcome to My Circus
    Co-Host OMHGWW

  3. says

    This delicious bread was very popular on last week’s Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks ‘n a Row! We’re featuring it this week. Party goes live 7pm ET on Tuesday evenings. Hope to see you there!

  4. says

    Looks great. Going to have to try it. The last lemon blueberry I tried had a lemon glaze that overpowered the bread. Plus, who ever counts the very first recipe they try as “cookbook worthy” (haha). [Husband’s term for if a recipe is good enough to get typed up and put in my personal cookbook].
    Thanks for sharing,
    p.s. I found your post via “The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop” on Recipes for Our Daily Bread.
    p.p.s. Going to check out your Pinterest right now!


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