Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Bread
1 cup Blueberries, fresh
1 Lemon, zest of
3 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
2 1/2 cups Bob's red mill almond flour
1/8 tsp Salt
1 cup Swerve confectioner sweetening
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Olive oil
1 tbsp Butter
9/16 cup Milk
1/2 Of an eight oz container cream cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, Swerve, baking powder + baking soda. Add lemon zest overtop and whisk together again until evenly combined.
Add your eggs, milk, olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, vanilla and blend together with whisk until combined well and batter is smooth.
Pour 1/2 the batter into a parchment paper lined 1 pound loaf pan, then add about half of your blueberries. Pour the rest of the batter in and gently push your remaining blueberries into the batter. We love baking this loaf in this USA pan. Making sure your oven is preheated, bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes. At 30 minutes in, cover completely with aluminum foil-this will steam the bread, allowing it to cook the rest of the way through while staying nice and moist! Keep in mind, oven times can occasionally vary, peek in at 55 minutes, if it is not cooked through, check back in at 65 minutes. And make sure to use oven mitts when securing the foil, that loaf pan will be hot!
Remove from oven and let COOL COMPLETELY before removing from pan and glazing. (If you’re in a rush, let it cool 10 minutes outside of the oven and then transfer the loaf pan to the freezer for about 25 minutes).
While you’re waiting for the bread to cool, go ahead and mix together your glaze. With a hand mixer, blend together your cream cheese and butter.
Add lemon and blend again. Finally, add in Swerve and salt, then blend one last time. Chilling the glaze will thicken it. You can also add more Swerve for a thicker texture or more lemon juice to thin it out.
Spread glaze over bread and serve. You can also place it in the fridge to chill, it’s excellent served cold.
Enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container and place in refrigerator.
*These can also be made as muffins, keep in mind baking time will decrease to about 20-25 min. You can gently rotate the muffin tin 180 degrees at about 12 minutes in and just loosely place a piece of foil overtop and continue baking for another 8-12 minutes. Let them cool completely before removing from tin and enjoy!
Recipe from: www.lilaruthgrainfree.com