Lemon Glazed Blueberry Loaf

Course: Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Moist and delicious, lemony and refreshing, packed with blueberries, and drizzled with a sweet, lemon glaze, my Lemon Glazed Blueberry Loaf is a perfect dessert, or a lovely addition to your afternoon tea.
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Ingredients

For the Loaf:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, or 14% sour cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, approximately 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly grease a loaf pan and for extra security and ease of removing the loaf from the pan after baking, line the loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.
  • In a second bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, three eggs, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and canola oil.
  • Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Mix the blueberries and walnuts with the remaining tablespoon of flour, and fold them very gently into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • When the loaf has completely cooled, whisk the confectioner's sugar with a few drops of the freshly squeezed lemon juice Whisk vigorously until the sugar has absorbed the lemon juice. Keep adding lemon juice, drop by drop, until a desired consistency has been achieved. Ideally, you should be able to lift the whisk out of the bowl and watch as the glaze runs back into the bowl in a steady, silk-like ribbon.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the surface of the loaf and allow the glaze to cool and slightly harden before cutting - that's if you can wait that long!

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg