Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blueberry Bread


I think everyone loves a good piece of Blueberry Bread, if you don't you are crazy!  With all my trips to the Farmers Market I have had an abundance of fresh blueberries and knew I needed to whip together some bread. I love the fact that this bread is made with yogurt and the lemon zest gives it such a bright flavor. This bread is not super sweet which I like,  it mainly gets it sweetness from the berries.  If you want it sweeter I suggest adding more sugar or use vanilla yogurt- I used plain Greek yogurt.  The best way to eat this bread is warm smeared with butter and drizzled with honey- pure heaven I tell you! 
Enjoy! 

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups blueberries (12 oz)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup plain yogurt, regular or lowfat

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder and salt. Add the blueberries and lemon zest and toss to combine.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the yogurt then the dry ingredients, mixing only until incorporated and being careful not to crush the blueberries.
  4. Scoop batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting gently onto a plate.
Yield: makes 1 loaf

16 comments:

Natalie said...

This looks amazing and so fresh! I've said it before but you neeeed to publish a cookbook.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

I love love love blueberry bread!

Val said...

Blueberry Bread makes me extremely happy. Is it bad that I want to put some butter on it and have it with my morning java? MMMM. Looks great!

E Hayes said...

Yum, looks awesome! I'm making a vegan blueberry bread tonight for tomorrow morning, maybe I'll go make it now and sneak a slice!

caycee said...

I can smell this right now! Wishing I was at your house demolishing this with you ;)

Christina said...

I love beautiful loaves of bread. Look at that crackly topping! (crap foodies say)

Stilettos Stuck In Snow said...

I love blueberry bread...another way you could make this more sweet would be to use canned blueberries (which can be difficult to find). This recipe looks awesome!

Southern Elle said...

I think anything blueberry is just perfect for the 4th of July and I am totally planning to make something similar. This is gorgeous, as are you!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Oh yum, yes thank Goodness you decided to post the recipe, I'm definitely making this!

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

That looks so good. I love that it's so full of berries!!

Dominique DeLaney said...

Um let's get serious about this...it looks so delicious and I can't wait to make it!!

Ally {Life as I know it} said...

Yum this looks delicious! I love anything and all things blueberry. Definitely will be trying this one out!

Glan Deas said...

Yummy this is looking very delicious! Thanks for providing recipe I am definitely make it someday.

Regards,
Kopi Luwak

Lexi said...

This looks SO good! I may need to make this over the weekend!
xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

Angie said...

Thank you for this recipe! I made it this weekend, and it is DE-licious! You're right about the lemon zest- just the right flavor.

Sarah said...

Mine is in the oven now...but I am a little worried. The batter is super super thick and hardly spreadable..is that right?!