Lemon Glazed Blueberry Loaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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.
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
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!
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: 1.5% | Vitamin C: 6.5% | Calcium: 5.8% | Iron: 5.8%