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Easy Blueberry Bread Recipe

Easy Blueberry Bread Recipe

This is the Best Blueberry Bread Recipe! This is one of our favorite recipes, as it is moist and easy to make. It’s full of flavor, bursting with blueberries!

This blueberry bread recipe is easy and delicious with the blueberry flavor really shining through in this bread. This easy blueberry bread recipe is the perfect way to enjoy those delicious summer blueberries!

In just a few steps, you’ll have fresh, warm blueberry bread to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee or afternoon cup of tea.

Serve it with butter or jam for a quick and tasty breakfast or snack.

You can make it with fresh or frozen blueberries, your choice. It’s such an easy bread recipe and even makes an
easy dessert.

blueberry bread on a green plate

The best thing about sweet breads like this Blueberry Bread recipe is that they can easily become a delicious breakfast or a quick snack. Some of my favorite types of bread recipes include Banana bread, Cranberry Orange Bread, Strawberry Bread and this Apple Breakfast Loaf.

Like muffins, this blueberry bread is what is known as a quick bread recipe. We call them this because they are a type of bread that uses baking soda or baking powder to rise versus using yeast.

This easy blueberry bread recipe is SO similar to my blueberry muffin recipe. I love how easily muffins can become bread and vice versa! If you’d like to make a crumble topping for the top of the loaf, I highly recommend using the topping in my easy blueberry muffins.

There is no fancy equipment needed like a hand mixer or stand mixer to make this easy recipe for blueberry muffin bread.

blueberry bread on a green plate

Basic Ingredients, for Best Results:

  • 2 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Tbsp. / 3/8 cups butter (softened)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ Cup Blueberries
blueberry bread ingredients

Butter – Room temperature and softened, this will make your bread cake like! Cut butter into cubes, add to bowl with flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor-fashion, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs.

butter in flour


Eggs – Use room temperature eggs to help the batter mix more evenly.

eggs in a milk

Milk – You can thank milk for making this a moist quick bread! But if you’d like, you can swap it out for sour cream or greek yogurt.

Blueberries – Gently fold in juicy blueberries until evenly dispersed. This is the very last step! 

blueberries in batter

Directions for Making Blueberry Loaf Cake Recipe

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×5 Inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Be sure to get the bottom of the pan and both opposite sides.

In a large bowl mix together your dry ingredients: all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Cut butter into cubes, add to bowl with flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor-fashion, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs. 

In a medium bowl add the wet ingredients, beat together milk, eggs and vanilla extract. 

Stir egg mixture into flour mixture using a rubber spatula until moistened. 

Gently fold in blueberries until evenly dispersed. 

Pour batter into prepared baking pan.

blueberry bread in a loaf pan

Bake blueberry bread for a baking time of 60-80 minutes or until toothpick insert into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

If you’d like you can brush the top of the bread with some melted butter.

Before slicing and serving with a thin knife, the bread cools on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.

Fresh vs. frozen blueberries

Of course, fresh blueberries are always best. But, man blueberry season is short!!! Fresh blueberries stay more intact throughout baking and will have more of a burst when you take a bite. 

Do I need to thaw the frozen blueberries then? No. Don’t thaw the blueberries. When you use frozen blueberries, they sort of melt in your recipe as they bake. 

Don’t let your access to fresh blueberries deter you from making this recipe. Frozen blueberries are picked right at the peak of their ripeness and have all of the flavor and nutrients like vitamin c you want. 

Different Ways to Enjoy This Blueberry Bread Recipe: 

  • Add 2 tbsp lemon zest and 1/3 cup lemon juice to make the best lemon blueberry bread recipe
  • Mash 2 large, ripe bananas and mix them in to make banana blueberry
  • Add fresh fruits like a 1/2 cup strawberries to make blueberry strawberry or any other fresh berries you might like.
blueberry bread on a green plate

How to Make a Delicious Lemon Glaze

To make a simple glaze, in a small bowl, mix together 1 cup of powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons low-fat milk and 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice. Drizzle your glaze on top of the warm bread.

How to store your blueberry bread 

To keep your blueberry bread fresh and long lasting keep it in an airtight container or ziplock bag. 

How to freeze your blueberry bread

Wrap this blueberry bread recipe in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil and then in a freezer bag and place it in the freezer. It will keep 2-3 months in the freezer. To dethaw, place on the counter or refrigerator.

When I use frozen blueberries, the bag is usually way bigger than the serving size I need. So if you find yourself looking for some more inspiration of what to make with your blueberries, be sure to check out my blueberry cheesecake bars or blueberry danish recipe.

blueberry bread on a green plate

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The Best Blueberry Bread Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
This is the Best Blueberry Bread Recipe! This is one of our favorite recipes, as it is moist and easy to make. It's full of flavor, bursting with blueberries!

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 6 Tbsp. Butter (softened)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ Cup Blueberries

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9x5 Inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Cut butter into cubes, add to bowl with flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor-fashion, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs.

In a medium size bowl beat together milk, eggs and vanilla.

Stir egg mixture into flour mixture until moistened.

Gently fold in blueberries until evenly dispersed.

Bake blueberry bread for 60-80 minutes or until toothpick insert into the center comes out clean

Allow your blueberry bread to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

A note on the debate of fresh vs. frozen blueberries: 

Of course, fresh blueberries are always best. But, man blueberry season is short!!! At least here in New Jersey it is! When you use frozen blueberries, they sort of melt in your recipe as they bake. Fresh blueberries stay more intact throughout baking and will have more of a burst when you take a bite. 

How to store your blueberry bread 

To keep your blueberry bread fresh and long lasting keep it in an airtight container or ziplock bag. 

How to freeze your blueberry bread

Wrap this blueberry bread recipe in plastic wrap and then in a freezer bag and place it in the freezer. It will keep 2-3 months in the freezer. To dethaw, place on the counter or refrigerator.

Variations of this best blueberry bread recipe:

  • Add 2 tbsp lemon zest and 1/3 cup lemon juice to make lemon blueberry
  • Mash 2 large, ripe bananas and mix them in to make banana blueberry
  • Add 1/2 cup strawberries to make blueberry strawberry

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Erica

Monday 20th of June 2022

Do you sift the dry ingredients? Thanks! Erica

momma lew

Monday 20th of June 2022

Sifting is always recommended when baking to break up any large clumps of dry ingredients.

Annie

Sunday 12th of June 2022

Tried it with a mashed banana and coconut sugar- huge hit with the whole family ♡

Claire

Saturday 19th of March 2022

I’m not sure what happened but this bread turned out very dry. I used frozen wild blueberries.

momma lew

Monday 21st of March 2022

There are a few things that could have gone wrong – your ingredients weren’t fresh, the air was too dry or too humid, your oven’s calibration.

Colleen woods

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

I needed to go the full 80 minutes and it was very crusty! What could I have done. Wrong? I kept checking it with a toothpick and that’s why I needed the full 80 minutes. Please help

momma lew

Thursday 17th of March 2022

There are a few things that could have gone wrong - your ingredients weren't fresh, the air was too dry or too humid, your oven's calibration.

Patty

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

Can I substitute almond milk for regular milk?

momma lew

Monday 24th of January 2022

i have never tried, but I don't see why not.

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