This Blueberry Bread comes together quickly and easily and it bakes up moist and light with a tender crumb. It's packed with sweet and juicy blueberries, flavored with vanilla and lemon, and topped with vanilla glaze.
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup oil*
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour for the blueberries
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons half and half or milk
- 2 drops pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F with a rack in the middle of the oven. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk oil, sugar, lemon zest, eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk. Add the dry ingredients and whisk until combined.
In another bowl combine the blueberries and 1 tablespoon flour. Add the blueberries to the batter (reserving a few for the top) and stir with a rubber spatula until combined.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle the reserved blueberries on top. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (be careful not to overbake). Rotate the pan halfway through bake time to ensure even browning. Place the pan on a rack to cool for 15 minutes, then carefully remove from the pan and place directly on the wire rack to cool. Note: I like to run a thin knife between the bread and the pan to help it release from the pan easier.
*You can use vegetable oil, canola oil, or a mild olive oil.
Serving: Serve this bread at room temperature. The crumb is more tender and moist when the cake is at room temp.
Storage: This bread can be stored tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Bring to room temp before serving.
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Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 577IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg