This Blueberry Lemon Lavender bread is moist, flavorful and delicious! Topped with a lemon glaze this easy bread recipe is a classic combination of summer flavors. Serve it for breakfast, snack, or dessert! Love all things lavender? Check out this post, and this post.
Good morning friends, I have been on a lavender kick lately, I just love the flavor and the scent. Just before the kitchen was “shut down” for the demolition and remodel I decided to make one last lavender recipe combining some classic summer flavors, blueberry and lemon. This blueberry lemon lavender bread with lemon glaze was the result.
It is basically a quick bread and it is tart, sweet and delicious. This bread takes me back to summer days visiting Provence where the lavender is in the fields, on the table and in just about every product you can think of.
HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY LEMON LAVENDER BREAD
- Preheat your oven. Prepare a loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the lavender buds and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sour cream and sugar until smooth. Then add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla, mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Then gently fold in the blueberries.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake.
- While waiting for the loaf to cool prepare the glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the top of the bread and garnish with a few lavender buds.
Blueberry Lemon Lavender Bread with Glaze
Ingredients for Bread
11/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon dried lavender buds
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup sour cream
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
11/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions for Bread
Preheat your oven to 350. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray then line with parchment paper.
In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and lavender buds.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the sugar and sour cream, add the eggs one at a time making sure to incorporate each egg. Then add the lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, 1/3 third at a time. Whisk the mixture lightly until the ingredients are just incorporated. Then add the oil and mix with a spatula until combined. Last but not least, fold in the blueberries gently.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, dot the top with a few extra blueberries. Bake for 40-50 minutes, begin checking at 40 minutes with a skewer or a toothpick. Bread is done with it comes out clean. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool completely.
Directions for Glaze
Mix together sifted powder sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Pour glaze over bread and sprinkle with a little lavender. Enjoy!
That’s it, an easy, delicious snack, dessert or sweet treat for breakfast. I like to make two and keep one in the freezer for guests or to give to a friend.
I know that it has been a heat wave in many parts of the country so if you don’t want to turn on your oven just bookmark this post for a later date. Or make a batch of mini-loaves in your toaster oven.
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Tell me friends, how is your summer?
Do you have a vacation planned or will you take a few staycations?
What are you making or baking?
I hope that you enjoyed my blueberry lemon lavender bread recipe and that you try it! Have a wonderful day and stay cool.
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