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Blueberry Quick Bread

Blueberry Quick Bread
84 votes, 3.64 avg. rating (72% score)
Blueberry Quick Bread

Yield: Makes 2 large or 5 small loaves

This versatile blueberry bread recipe can be doubled or halved with ease and made with different nuts, liquids, or fruits. Try Strawberry-Orange Bread, for example, using fresh strawberries and 1 cup orange juice in place of 1 cup milk. If you use bananas for the fruit, reduce the liquid by a half cup. --The Darby Field Inn, Conway, New Hampshire


  • 5 cups white flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter (6 ounces)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)


Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together. Cut butter into flour mixture as you would when making pie dough. In a separate bowl, thoroughly blend eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add blueberries and nuts if desired. (If you use frozen blueberries, it's better not to defrost them before adding to liquid ingredients.) Grease bread pans: five 6-1/2x3-inch or two 9x5-inch. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and blend together thoroughly but quickly. Pour batter into pans and put immediately into a preheated 350 degrees F oven. Bake for 60-80 minutes.

Updated Thursday, June 20th, 2013

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7 Responses to Blueberry Quick Bread

  1. Anonymous January 19, 2009 at 7:45 pm #

    Made 1 loaf with nuts and 1 without nuts, both loafs were outstanding.

  2. Lucille rines December 7, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    This is the best Blueberry Bread recipe I have made.

  3. tim July 7, 2013 at 1:18 am #

    I made this with strawberries. Outstanding. Simply outstanding.

  4. judy granger July 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Made it yesterday, it was a hit !!

  5. Marina August 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Hi. Are you sure this is two TABLESPOONS of baking powder? Not teaspoons? Am not a baker but it seems excessive. A typo perhaps?

    • Aimee Seavey August 26, 2013 at 10:31 am #

      Hi Marina. We’ve made the recipe for blueberry bread as listed with 2 tablespoons and think it turned out great. Thanks!

  6. Ginger Wilkins December 14, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    Made this recipe tonight and have to say it is very, very plain. Tastes like regular white bread with some blueberries mixed in. If you’re looking for a SWEET blueberry bread, this is not it.

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