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Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Tine30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Servings: 10 slices

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain flour use gluten-free or regular
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar adjust to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lemon juice and zest of
  • 3/4 cup sour cream or yoghurt can use coconut yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or melted coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups blueberries fresh or *frozen

Glaze - Optional

  • 1 cup powdered/icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Decoration - Optional

  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180c/350f. Grease a 2lb/900g loaf tin and line with two long strips of parchment paper that hang over the edges, these will serve as handy handles to lift your loaf out of the tin!
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.
  • In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp of the flour with the blueberries and set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sour cream, vanilla and oil.
  • Fold the wet ingredients in to the dry.
  • Fold the blueberries gently in to the mix and then pour in to the prepared pan. Smooth and spread out evenly in the pan.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. If your loaf starts to brown too much on the top and isn't cooked through, tent some foil over the top and continue cooking.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before lifting out and cooling on a wire rack.
  • Once the cake is completely cool, whisk the icing sugar and lemon juice together in a bowl. Place a piece of foil or paper towel under the rack or things will get messy! Pour over the cake evenly and allow to drip off and set. Alternatively, squeeze over some lemon juice or drizzle over some yoghurt for a less sweet option.
  • Add toppings for decoration if desired and serve.

Notes

Keep in an airtight container for 3 days. You can also freeze slices of this without the glaze or toppings.