Lemon Blueberry Bread is the perfect brunch treat. This recipe takes a plain blueberry muffin mix and turns it into sweet, lemon blueberry bread with just a few additions.
If you’re looking for a fun, delicious way to start the morning, or the perfect brunch or party treat, this Lemon Blueberry Bread is the perfect choice. This bread is so easy to make, taking a box mix and elevating it with lemon zest and a simple lemon glaze on top to make this bread so much better than a box mix!
Here’s the thing: I love baking from scratch.
It’s one of my favorite ways to spend downtime, especially now that I have toddlers around who make it difficult to spend hours on something AND who love to be involved!
The other thing is, good food doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated. Sometimes really good food is also really easy.
That’s exactly where this quick bread comes from. We had a box of blueberry muffin mix that had been sitting around for quite some time and it was starting to bother me that it wasn’t being used.
So I decided to try to make something a little different with the mix.
We ALL have those times where we need to make something for an occasion and there just isn’t enough time or energy to whip up something from scratch. That’s exactly how the recipe for these Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes came about, too.
That’s when this Lemon Blueberry Quick Bread is your BFF. You can take a simple muffin mix and make it SO much better by just changing the way you prepare it!
To make this quick bread, you need blueberry muffin mix, lemon zest, powdered sugar and lemon. That’s it.
I’ve learned over the years that making a box mix every once in a while does not devalue the from scratch baking that I do and it’s totally okay to rely on convenience every once in a while. Another example: these Lime Crinkle Cookies from Around My Family Table. I don’t think anyone would complain about being served those!
This is also a great way to build confidence in the kitchen by learning how to tweak a box mix to make it better than average and save you some time in the kitchen, too!
- 1 package blueberry muffin mix
- Zest from 1 lemon
- ½ cup lemon juice (from one lemon)
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- Mix blueberry muffin mix according to package directions.
- Add lemon zest into mix.
- Pour muffin mix into a greased bread pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- While cooling, whisk together lemon juice and powdered sugar. You want the consistency to be thin enough to pour over bread.
- Once the bread has cooled slightly, pour icing over bread.
You can use a straw to poke holes in the bread for glaze to fill, if you want the bread to be soaked in the glaze!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 7.6gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 42.8mgSodium: 245.4mgCarbohydrates: 27.7gSugar: 16.9gProtein: 2.5g