2 cups all-purpose flour + 1 tablespoon, divided
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ cup. oil (coconut, vegetable, or canola)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
Zest & juice of 1 lemon
1 cup blueberries
¾ cup confectioners sugar
1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan or two mini loaf pans with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a small bowl, toss the blueberries with 1 tablespoon of the flour and set aside (this helps to prevent the blueberries from sinking).
- In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, vanilla, eggs, sugar, greek yogurt, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients, just until smooth. Do not overmix or your bread will come out tough.
- Lightly fold the blueberries into the batter.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. The bread will be finished when a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.*
- Once bread is finished, remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes in the loaf pan. Remove from loaf pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once bread has cooled, whisk together the confectioners sugar and lemon juice. Start with one tablespoon of lemon juice and whisk well. If your mixture is too thick, slowly add up to one more tablespoon of lemon juice. You want the glaze to be thin enough to drizzle, but thick enough to set up on the bread.
- Using a spoon, drizzle the glaze on top of the bread. The glaze should harden up a little more after about 15-20 minutes.
I'm embarrassed to say that I have always had trouble making blueberry muffins, because until now I did not know the "toss the berries in flour" trick, so my blueberries always fell to the bottom of my muffins and breads.
Well, now I know, so I had to make sure I passed along the tip!
Enjoy! And a few fun kitchen items used in the making of this bread...