LEMON BLUEBERRY STREUSEL BREAD

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Lemon Blueberry Streusel Bread has a bright lemon flavor and is soft, moist, loaded with blueberries, and topped with the best crumb topping!

Lemon Blueberry Streusel Bread

LEMON BLUEBERRY STREUSEL BREAD

During June and July, fresh blueberries are abundant at farmers’ markets. Even when you can’t get fresh blueberries, this bread is equally good with frozen blueberries. You do not have to thaw them first.

Blueberries are loaded with nutrients. They are also packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, and high in potassium and vitamin C. Additionally, blueberries are high in fiber and low and calories.

One of my most popular recipes is this Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Cups. It makes a healthy breakfast or snack!

Of course, this bread has a good amount of sugar in it, but a little bad with a little good equals out, right? I like to enjoy this bread for breakfast, then I have the whole day to work off those carbs and calories!

CRUMB TOPPING OR GLAZE FOR MY LEMON BLUEBERRY BREAD?

Honestly, I like both a streusel topping or glaze. I don’t have a preference. I usually make a glaze for my strawberry bread which influenced me to use a streusel on this bread.

For a glaze, you need powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and a liquid. You can use milk, water, or fruit juice as the liquid.

If you’ve never topped muffins or bread with streusel, it’s very simple. Flour, sugar, and butter are all that it is. I find that melted butter works better. You can use brown sugar or white granulated sugar. I used white granulated in this recipe.

Lemon Blueberry Streusel Bread

WHY DID MY BLUEBERRIES SINK TO THE BOTTOM?

Most often, the blueberries are heavier than the batter and sink to the bottom. Coating them in one tablespoon of flour helps to prevent it. Although, it’s not 100% successful. A thick batter will help as well.

I have found that fresh blueberries don’t sink as much as frozen.

Additionally, I add about 1/3 of the plain batter to the loaf. Then to the rest of the batter, I fold in the blueberries. As you see in these photos, the blueberries still sank a little.

Lemon Blueberry Streusel Bread

This bread is more like a ‘cake’. It’s sweet, buttery, tender, moist. And, that streusel on top is everything!!

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Lemon Blueberry Streusel Bread

Lemon Blueberry Streusel Bread

Lemon Blueberry Streusel Bread has a bright lemon flavor and is soft, moist, loaded with blueberries, and topped with the best crumb topping!
Author: Paula
4.73 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
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Ingredients

Bread

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract or vanilla or almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted then measured
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large lemon juice and zest
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 and ½ cups blueberries fresh or frozen (and thawed)

Streusel

  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  • Dust the blueberries with 1 tablespoon flour. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer or by hand with a whisk, beat the egg until light and fluffy. (This is the only step you can use an electric mixer. Over mixing this batter will make it tough.)
  • Add the oil, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon extract to the egg and whisk to combine.
  • Next, slowly add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, alternating with the milk. Stir gently.
  • Fold in the blueberries.
  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Mix the streusel ingredients together with a fork. It will be crumbly. Sprinkle the crumbs over the bread.
  • Place in the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes. The bread will be done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with dry crumbs.

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
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8 Comments

  1. The ingredient list says one egg and the directions refer to eggs. Is it one egg or more?

  2. So I made this for a church brunch and it’s delicious! I added 1 and 2/3 cups blueberries, because I didn’t look at the cup first, turned out okay. I also added extra lemon extract, because I measured it over the mixing bowl. I did make a lemon glaze to top it after it cooked and it’s so good. It also looks pretty as well.

    1. When my boys are cooking/baking I tell them ‘don’t measure over the bowl’ and every time I cook I measure over the bowl.😂 I haven’t made this in a while and now you have me craving it. Sounds so good.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this bread and it was so good. Nice soft crumb, delicate lemon flavor. The struesel topping gives it a lovely little crunch. Probably could cut struesel amount to half. When I transferred to cooling rack about half fell off. The ingredient list calls for one egg, but instructions say beat eggs. I figured it was a misprint and just used one egg.
    Hubby loved it!!

  4. 5 stars
    I put a little extra lemon extract, fantastic. We love both flavors and they are gr8 together. It was gone in no time… We will be making this again and again…

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