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Blueberry Bread

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Blueberry Bread
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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. We promise not to tell your friends just how easy this recipe really is.


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.

Recipe from The Darby Field Inn, Conway, New Hampshire


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Blueberry Bread Recipe
Photo/Art by Jen Perez

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Instructions:

For blueberry bread, 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 Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
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18 Responses to Blueberry 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?
    Thanks.

    • 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.

  7. jan baxter July 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    I made this recipe yesterday with fresh blueberries,and loved the texture and the taste. My question is regarding the cutting in of the butter into the dry ingredients. Would it change either the texture or the taste if the butter were melted and added with the milk and eggs?

    • Aimee Seavey July 22, 2014 at 10:01 am #

      Hi Jan. In pie-baking, the butter is cut into the dough so it melts while the pie bakes, releasing steam to create flaky layers and lending lots of buttery flavor pockets. While I have not tested this recipe, I would guess that by adding the butter through creaming or melting you may affect the texture, but the bread should still be tasty. If you try it out, let us know! Thanks!

  8. terry dalsey September 10, 2014 at 12:14 am #

    I made this using chocolate almond milk and added mini chocolate chips (instead of nuts) with fresh blueberries–EXCELLENT! It actually was an accident about the chocolate almond milk–my milk was too old in the fridge, so I had a box of almond milk my daughter had bought–but I didn’t realize it was chocolate until I opened it–so enter mini chocolate chips and a delicious dessert has been born. Thanks!

  9. Anna January 5, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

    I changed the recipe slightly, 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1 banana, 1/2 cup walnuts, and a few dashes of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. It was amazing!

  10. Christina July 4, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    This is the best quick bread I have made!
    I used 3C whole wheat flour & 2C white flour, unsweetened almond milk, 1C white sugar & 1C brown sugar, and pecans.
    Not overly sweet. Moist with a little crunch on the top. Really delicious and bursting with blueberry flavor.

  11. wylie August 16, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

    just made the recipe with fresh blueberries. It is in the oven and I cant wait to taste and see!

  12. Cynthia December 20, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    So if I half the recipe it looks like I will need 2 loaf pans. Is this correct? I wish there was an easy way to covert the amount without too much thinking…lol It’s just me and the hubby.

    • Aimee Seavey December 22, 2015 at 10:21 am #

      Hi Cynthia! As written, this recipe makes enough for 2 “regular” sized loaves, so if you half it, you should have the right amount of batter for one standard, 9×5-inch loaf. Happy baking!

  13. Debbie December 25, 2015 at 4:56 pm #

    I’ve tried this recipe three times now, used two 9 x 5 inch pans; it’s a good recipe but the last time made wasn’t as moist as I’d prefer. I really think most people love really really moist sweet breads and cakes, agree? These made today have raspberries and blueberries for a Christmas. I added strawberries once, they were frozen so I soaked up some of the water after defrosting them, and love the taste of strawberries!!

    I was just wondering if you think fresh would’ve done a better job and tasted better? The blueberries were fresh. These two in the oven as we speak have one and a half 6 oz containers of raspberries and three 6-oz containers of blueberries. I hope the fruit is a poppin in there!

    Thank you!

    DS

  14. Winnie January 27, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    I’ve just made two loaves, the house smells amazing and they look beautiful.

  15. Bridget February 21, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    I have this recipe cooking in the oven now! I am making it this morning for my little Maine grandson…I did melt the butter , but I wished I had added Apple Cider Vinegar to the milk! I can’t wait to try a piece and give my little guy a piece! Smiles or scowls …we will find out!

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