Blueberry Bread

Posted on 07/07/2013 by patsrockmybosox
This is a new recipe for me, but it's quickly become one of my favorites. It's also a fun tongue twister :)

When I mentioned making this at work, my boss was pretty much ready to send me home early so that I could start baking right away. The next morning, I barely got me (and the bread) in the door before everyone started asking if I made it and if they could have some right away.

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Blueberry Bread
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 c. sugar, plus more for dusting
2 eggs
6 oz. vanilla yogurt
1 pint blueberries

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, combine butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.

Add the flour, baking powder and yogurt. Mix until everything is incorporated.

Carefully fold in the blueberries, being careful not to overstir and not to crush any blueberries.

Scoop batter into prepared pan, using the back of a spoon to gently even it out, if necessary. Bake for 30 minutes and remove bread from oven. Sprinkle about 1 Tbsp of sugar on top, then return to oven for approximately 30 more minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

When bread is finished baking, let cool in pan for about 10-15 minutes. Gently run a knife around the outside edge. Carefully invert onto a plate or cutting board and move to wire rack to cool completely.

Yields 10-12 slices, depending on thickness.

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For more pictures and to find out what my picky fiance - and even pickier brother - thought about this, head on over to Elfie's Edibles!
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patsrockmybosox 8th-Jul-2013 10:45 am (UTC)
Nope. I rinsed them out and lightly patted them dry, then set them aside while I put everything else together, then just dumped them into the batter and carefully folded them in so they didn't get squished. I made 2 loaves and didn't have issues either time with them sinking to the bottom.
fayte 8th-Jul-2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
have a ton of fresh blueberries at home...can't wait to make this!
eglantine_br 8th-Jul-2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
Blueberries make everything better than it was before!
ringsandcoffee 9th-Jul-2013 01:20 am (UTC)
I know what to do with all the blueberries I bought on sale and froze. :D
kagomeshuko 9th-Jul-2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
Sounds good to me!
ready2please 10th-Jul-2013 04:26 am (UTC)

I have a similar recipe, but for lemon blueberry bread. I add the zest and juice of one lemon and a teaspoon of lemon extract to the bread batter. Sometimes I put a light glaze on top too. Made with powdered sugar and juice of a lemon.

No wonder your co-workers love this. It looks very good. You can hardly go wrong with blueberry anything. I also like using yogurt in my bread instead of a lot of oil or butter. It keeps the bread very moist without adding all that fat. Thanks for sharing.
jamjar_girl 10th-Jul-2013 11:19 am (UTC)
This looks delicious. I've "Aussiefied" it and will try it out, thanks for posting it :)
clareb30 10th-Jul-2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh that looks delicious! I love baking with summer berries, might have to give this one a try.
meilini 11th-Jul-2013 02:11 am (UTC)
I love blueberries
sourdick 12th-Jul-2013 11:25 am (UTC)
made this last night and it was a hit at the office! thank you!
11evil77 13th-Jul-2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
WOW that looks so good..
indierock4ever 14th-Jul-2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
Is this more of a cake or bread? And does it turn out pretty sweet?
patsrockmybosox 15th-Jul-2013 12:43 am (UTC)
It's really light and airy, so I guess it would really depend on what pan you baked it in, but I think it works better as a bread than a cake. It's not bland, but not overly sweet, either. The tartness of the berries helps even out any sweetness so it's a nice combination.
jamjar_girl 19th-Jul-2013 05:45 am (UTC)
I tried this with frozen raspberries and it was delicious! Thank you for the recipe :)
fullsun2012 wow10th-Sep-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
i will have a try!
soccerreporter Frozen vs fresh berries27th-Jan-2014 03:32 am (UTC)
I tried making this with frozen and I did not let them defrost. Usually the berries get pretty mushed when they defrost.
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