Lemon Blueberry Loaf: A Zesty Treat for Every Occasion!

An Irresistible Delight for Lemon and Blueberry Lovers!
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Our Lemon Blueberry Loaf is not just a delicious treat; it’s a healthier alternative to store-bought desserts, and it’s a perfect recipe to involve the kids in baking. This delightful creation combines the zesty charm of lemons with the antioxidant-rich burst of plump blueberries, making it a delectable and nutritious choice.

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The Healthier Aspect of Lemon Blueberry Loaf: A Homemade Delight

You have control over the ingredients when you make your Lemon Blueberry Loaf. We use extra virgin olive oil, which is low in saturated fats, making this dessert a heart-healthy option. The addition of blueberries not only provides natural sweetness but also packs essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Greek yogurt enriches the texture while adding probiotics for gut-friendly benefits.

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Why Homemade is Better?

Unlike store-bought desserts that may contain excessive sugars and unhealthy fats, our Lemon Blueberry Loaf lets you choose healthier ingredients. You can tailor it to meet specific dietary requirements or taste preferences. For a lower-sugar option, consider using natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, and whole wheat flour as a healthier alternative.

Lemon Blueberry Loaf – Kid-Friendly Baking Adventure

One of the joys of making this dessert is getting the kids in on the action. Let them mix the ingredients and/or top the bread with blueberries. It is quite fun and an excellent way to teach them about cooking and healthy eating.

The bread will need about 55min to cook too! This gives you a chance to involve the little ones in cleaning up the kitchen.

Alternative Options

For those with dietary preferences or restrictions, you can easily adjust the recipe. Use gluten-free flour for a gluten-free version. If you’re lactose intolerant, try dairy-free yogurt. This recipe is adaptable and can suit various dietary needs.

With its simple ingredients and easy preparation, this recipe is the perfect homemade dessert that combines health, taste, and the joys of involving the whole family in the baking process. Enjoy a guilt-free treat that’s as delightful as it is nutritious.

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Pair It With Light Soups!

If you are calorie-conscious, this dessert will pair perfectly with one of our soups as it makes for a light main course.

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Lemon Blueberry Loaf: A Zesty Treat for Every Occasion!

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 55 mins Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cooking Temp: 180  °C Servings: 10 Estimated Cost: $  0.86
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Celebrate the sweet and tangy fusion of zesty lemon and plump blueberries with our delightful Lemon Blueberry Loaf. This moist and flavourful treat is a must-try for all dessert enthusiasts.


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  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line an 8x29cm rectangular loaf pan with baking paper, allowing the paper to overhang the long sides for easy removal.

  2. n a bowl, combine the extra virgin olive oil, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla bean paste, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1 cup of Greek yogurt. Mix until well combined.

  3. Gradually add the self-raising flour and stir until the mixture is smooth.

  4. Gently fold in half of the blueberries.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface.

  6. Bake for about 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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  7. Remove the loaf from the oven and let it stand in the pan for 5 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool.

  8. Serve the cooled loaf topped with the remaining Greek yogurt, the remaining blueberries, and drizzle with honey. Enjoy your delicious blueberry yogurt loaf!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones?

Yes, you can substitute frozen blueberries for fresh ones in this recipe. However, keep in mind that frozen blueberries may release more moisture into the batter, potentially affecting the baking time. To prevent the loaf from becoming too moist, you can toss the frozen blueberries in a little flour before folding them into the batter.

Is there a suitable alternative to Greek yogurt?

If you don't have Greek yogurt on hand, you can use regular plain yogurt as a substitute. While Greek yogurt provides a thicker texture, plain yogurt will still work well in this recipe.

Coconut yoghurt is also a great alternative, especially if you are lactose intolerant or have dairy-free dietary requirements.

How should I store the Lemon Blueberry Loaf to keep it fresh?

To keep your Lemon Blueberry Loaf fresh, store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days if you have not spread the yoghurt on top of it yet. For longer storage, or if you have topped it with the yoghurt, you can refrigerate it for up to a week. If you prefer to freeze it, wrap the loaf tightly in plastic wrap and aluminium foil, and it should stay good for about three months in the freezer. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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