Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  229
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  36 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  78 mg
  • Potassium  89 mg
  • Phosphorus  41 mg
  • Calcium  50 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Lemon Berry Bread

Try Lemon Berry Bread the next time you feel like baking something sweet, kidney-friendly and has a bit of zest.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita® dietitian Mindy from Indiana.

Portions: 1 loaf (10 slices)     Serving size: 1/10 of a loaf (one slice)


    • nonstick cooking spray
    • 1 tablespoon flour to coat loaf pan
    • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/3 cup canola oil
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons lemon extract
    • 4 egg whites
    • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
    • 1 cup fresh blueberries
    • 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
    • 1/2 cup lemon juice


    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.  Coat a 9” x 5” x 3” loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour. 
    2. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
    3. In another bowl, mix oil, 2/3 cup sugar, extract and egg whites.
    4. Add flour mixture to oil and sugar mixture alternating with milk. Stir just until blended; do not overmix.
    5. Fold in blueberries and lemon rind.
    6. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick once inserted comes out clean.
    7. Prepare glaze while bread is baking. In a small saucepan, combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar and lemon juice. Heat until sugar is dissolved. 
    8. After removing bread from the oven, immediately poke holes at 1” intervals into the top and pour lemon glaze over bread.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1/2 starch
    • 1/1 fruit, low potassium
    • 1 fat
    • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • People with diabetes can make one or more of the following changes:
      • Omit lemon glaze and reduce portion to 1/2 slice
      • Substitute Splenda® sugar substitute for sugar. Nutrient content changes to 154 calories and 17 grams carbohydrate per slice; other nutrients remain the same.
      • Count as 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, low potassium, 1 fat and 1 carbohydrate choice.

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Lemon Berry Bread

tammy123 says:


Could you use baking soda and cream of tartar? Dieticians at our renal unit say not to use baking powder. Would that little bit hurt? Moderator comment: The most important thing to look at is how much phosphorus is in a serving of the finished recipe made with baking soda. 41 mg is considered acceptable for a bread serving. The best baking powder to use is double acting sodium aluminum sulfate which is lower in phosphorus than double acting straight phosphate baking powder. Cream of tartar is high in potassium--that's the trade-off.

Nov. 30, 2011, 11:10 AM - Inappropriate review?

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msdsks says:


This bread is great. I made it in two mini load pans but followed the recipe exactly except used orange rind instead of lemon. Will make this again.

Nov. 09, 2011, 11:27 AM - Inappropriate review?

Lemon Berry Bread

crystalgg says:


YUMMY. the entire family enjoyed it. so good, i would take this to a party to share! Great as a dessert, snack or even possibly a breakfast bread for those who enjoy sweets.

Jul. 24, 2011, 1:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

Lemon Berry Bread



Love this recipe! We will definitely be making it again.

Feb. 05, 2010, 12:01 AM - Inappropriate review?

Lemon Berry Bread



Very Good and easy.

Oct. 27, 2009, 8:11 AM - Inappropriate review?

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