Lemon blueberry quick bread is a sweet treat for breakfast, brunch, packed into a lunch box, or as an afternoon snack. It’s easy to make, too.
I am a citrus fan. I know I have said this before. I use citrus in some form every day, from a slice of lime or orange in my water bottle to a squeeze of lemon over my grilled veggies. If there is citrus to be used, I find a way to work it in.
The zest, however, is the really good stuff. The oily and aromatic peel of citrus fruits is often used as a flavoring. Just make sure not to take too much of the peel because the white pith is bitter!
I use my trusty Microplane Zester to remove zest from citrus fruits. Actually, I have 3 Microplane products. If I leave the house and I will be cooking at my destination, these babies go with me 🙂
When you’re making this sweet quick bread recipe, using blueberries (or blackberries if you have them) that have been frozen will prevent them from breaking and discoloring your batter during mixing. And don’t make the mistake that I did here by using too many berries.
I went a little crazy with the blueberries, but I couldn’t help myself. They’re so good! 😉
Oh, and don’t forget to butter the top of your quick bread slices.
Because just like citrus is great with everything… everything is also better with butter. 😉
Another fun and tasty idea is to slice this quick bread to the thickness of a normal slice of sandwich bread. Then dip it into French toast batter and cook it up in a skillet.
Lemon blueberry quick bread French toast! Yes, it’s amazing. You have to try it!
Looking for more quick bread recipes to make?
Give these a try. I think you’ll like them!