cooling rack with a loaf of blueberry upside down bread with a powdered sugar glaze
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5 from 4 votes

Blueberry Upside Down Quick Bread

A lemony cornmeal bread topped with blueberries and a powdered sugar glaze. The perfect quick bread for brunch or dessert!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry quick bread, upside down blueberry
Servings: 12
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Natalie Dixon


  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 pint Blueberries
  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/5 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2-4 tsp. Lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a bread pan by either spraying with non-stick cooking spray or lining with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Add brown sugar and stir to mix well. Pour into bottom of bread pan and spread so it coats the bottom. Add blueberries on top of butter mixture.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  On low, add in the lemon zest, lemon juice and milk. Mix until well-combined.
  • Add in the dry mixture and beat until just combined. Pour into the bread pan over the blueberries and smooth out the top.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center tests done. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and then invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • For the glaze, mix 2 teaspoons lemon juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl. You can additional lemon juice, one teaspoon at a time, until it is the right consistency to drizzle over the bread.


You can use frozen blueberries in place of the fresh berries.


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.2mg