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Lemon Blueberry Swirl Bread
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Lemon Blueberry Swirl Bread

Having delicious bread to enjoy with your morning breakfast or for lunch is a great option to fill up your tummy. This Lemon Blueberry Swirl Bread Recipe is so tasty and full of flavor that it will feel like your biting into fresh-baked bread from a bakery.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Rise and Rest1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon blueberry bread
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Jill


  • c milk warm
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 packet dry yeast
  • 2¾ - 3 c. all-purpose flour plus extra for rolling dough
  • ¼ c butter melted
  • 2 LG eggs room temperature
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1⅔ c. blueberry jam
  • c. fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice


  • Dissolve sugar and yeast in the warm milk and stir to blend. Allow sitting for about 10 minutes, until the yeast starts to foam and bubble.
  • Using the paddle attachment on your mixer, mix in one cup of flour until combined. Add in the butter along with one more cup of flour, mixing well. Add in eggs, salt, and remaining flour and mix thoroughly. The dough should come together. Form into a ball and place into a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about 1-hour until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • After the dough has risen, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to about an 18×15 inch rectangle. Spread dough with the blueberry jam, top with blueberries, and sprinkle with the lemon zest.
  • Starting at a long end, roll up jellyroll style, not making it too tight. Pinch seam to seal and turn seam side down on your surface.
  • Slice roll lengthwise to form two pieces. Carefully twist each piece around the other, keeping the cut side up. Spray a 10-inch iron skillet (or similar size pan) with a non-stick cooking spray. Place dough into the pan in a circular fashion, tucking ends under. Bake in a 350-degree preheated oven for about 35 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Remove bread and cool in pan.
  • Combine lemon juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth, adding more lemon juice if necessary. Drizzle icing across the surface of the bread.