Lightened Up Lemon Blueberry Bread - Slender Kitchen

Lightened Up Lemon Blueberry Bread

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Lightened Up Lemon Blueberry Bread is a moist, fluffy, flavor packed bread you will fall in love with. Made with biscuit dough, cream cheese, fresh blueberries, and plenty of lemon flavor, it will leave you wanting more and more.

I have always loved blueberries and lemon together. In my mind, it is the perfect combination and one I look to use whenever I can. Plus blueberries are nutritional powerhouses, so I love using them in recipes. So when thinking about making a moist biscuit bread, this delicious combination was immediately what came to mind. What's better than a freshly baked bread bursting with blueberries and lemon.

Now when it comes to making this bread, the key to making it incredibly moist is the cream cheese. Not only does it add richness and flavor, it makes for a really moist bread. Paired with the biscuit dough, it's a great base for almost any breakfast bread. From there all you need is some sugar and eggs. We like this bread on the sweet side so there is a good amount of sugar but you could cut back and add some mashed bananas if you want to lower the amount of sugar. Then all you need is your fresh blueberries, lemon extract, and lemon rind. This is all baked until moist and fluffy. Then to kick up the lemon flavor, a simple syrup made with lemon juice and sugar is poured over top. So good.

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  • 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar (divided)
  • 2 U eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced fat biscuit baking mix
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 slice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158
Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 31mg
Sodium 191mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g


Meet Holly Clegg

Hi I’m Holly Clegg! My passion is to inspire, encourage, and motivate today’s busy person to cook healthier with my easy, everyday recipes. As a best-selling national cookbook author and healthy culinary consultant, my expertise is 30 minute healthy easy recipes. I have sold OVER 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS with my trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series and my more health focused Eating Well cookbooks on diabetes, arthritis and cancer! I've done LOTS OF COOKING! Learn More
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