lemon blueberry yogurt bread

September 8, 2010
lemon blueberry yogurt bread
After a long weekend of many baking failures, Smitten Kitchen strikes again and makes it all better. This bread is more of a moist, tart loaf and I managed to make it just as summer is ending and before blueberries are out of season. However, I've made this recipe many times before with frozen blueberries and it still comes out really well- so you have nothing to worry about. This deliciously fruity and moist bread can be enjoyed year-round.

the stars of the recipe
blueberry overload
so moist!
lemon blueberry yogurt bread*

1 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup sugar
3 extra-large eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (approximately 2 lemons)**
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla and vegetable oil. Gently combine dry and wet ingredients together. Mix blueberries with remaining tablespoon of flour then fold into batter mixture. Bake at 350° for at least 50 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean. The original recipe calls for a glaze, but I decided to sprinkle the loaf with powdered sugar instead- the bread is plenty sweet on its own :).

*I've also tried this with an orange instead of lemon and it comes out really nicely as well.
**I would recommend just 1- 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon as 2 teaspoons is a little overpowering.


  1. Oh, how deliciously wonderful this looks and I adore your pictures

  2. That looks incredibly delicious! I'm going to try making this on the weekend!
    You have a lovely blog :)
    - C x

  3. oh yummmmy! looks so good. i think i just might give this a shot this weekend. :D

  4. oh yum! I'll definitely try this!

  5. oh YUM! I will definitely be trying this. Your pictures make me so hungry!

  6. I love blueberries; never tried it with a lemon or orange combo -- sounds appetizing.

    Just stumbled upon your lovely blog here; it's refreshing to see other people's corner of the world through their corner of the web :-)

  7. That's it. I have to go buy some yogurt and some more eggs and try this asap. It looks DELICIOUS.

  8. praise the lord that i have all of those ingredients at my house...yesss

  9. Beautiful cake will definatly test it out :)x
    also thanks for commenting on

  10. oh. my. This looks AMAZING! going to make this pronto!

  11. Mmmm...this looks yummy! I'm so making it. Thanks for sharing!


  12. I will DEFINITELY try this! It looks so good. It's picture-perfect!

  13. Thanks everyone! Please let me know how the recipe turns out for you guys! And Chelsey, I literally laughed out loud when I read your comment hahaha

  14. bahaha good. i'm making it today yummmmmm

  15. Thanks for checking out my blog. This looks so yummy! I will have to give it a try. I haven't done much baking lately but this looks too good to pass up.