Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread

Happy Friday everyone! Oh, and how is it already August? That’s just a tad crazy. I’m really hoping to make it to the beach this weekend, so fingers crossed that the weather holds.

blueberry bread batter


Let’s talk blueberries. Who doesn’t love ‘em? I haven’t run the numbers or anything, but I would hazard a pretty confident guess that muffins are the most popular and ubiquitous blueberry baked good out there. And I think for good reason – I just love a good blueberry muffin. But it got me thinking, if you can make muffins, then you can make a loaf of quick bread, and you don’t see blueberry bread all that often. So I adapted a muffin recipe into a quick bread recipe and everyone loved it. I hope you will too!

blueberry bread

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread, sliced

slices of blueberry bread

blueberry bread

{One year ago: Creamy Smoked Trout on Pumpernickel Toasts and Vanilla Ice Cream with Caramel-Chocolate-Peanut-Butter Brittle}

Source: adapted from The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion

8 tbs unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup half-and-half
2 ½ cups fresh blueberries
2 tsp turbinado

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9×5” loaf pan.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and salt. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and baking powder, then add flour alternately with half-and-half, beating well after each addition. Add the blueberries and fold them in with a spatula.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with the turbinado. Bake in the oven for about 65 minutes, until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove, let cool in the pan at least 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

5 responses to “Blueberry Bread

  1. Julie,
    I think there needs to be more blueberry bread in the world.
    I’m just back from a quick trip to the beach, and ready to cook with the sweet corn and peaches I picked up at a farm stand before I left Delaware.
    Good thing I put up blueberries before we left, as this bread would easily work with frozen berries, too, I’m sure.

    • Texan New Yorker

      I think it would work fine with your frozen blueberries. And I agree, there absolutely should be more blueberry bread in the world! Hope you have a great trip. Thanks!

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  4. Lorraine Gramolini

    It’s in the oven NOW……1 hour left…..added rhubarb, just because we have so much……looking forward to the party…

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