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The Best Blueberry Bread Recipe

The Best Blueberry Bread Recipe

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This is the Best Blueberry Bread Recipe! Not only is it moist and easy to make in just one bowl. It’s full of flavor, bursting with blueberries!

3pm hits and I just get such a hankering for a sweet treat and some coffee or tea. There’s nothing better than a homemade baked good am I right?

This Blueberry Bread is our current obsession. You can make it with fresh or frozen berries, your choice. 

blueberry bread on a green plate

The best thing about 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 include Banana, Cranberry Orange Bread, and this Apple Breakfast Loaf.

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

This blueberry bread is SO similar to my blueberry muffin recipe. I love how easily muffins can become bread and vice versa! Oh and I also love that you can make this bread right in one bowl! No fancy equipment needed either. 

Tasty variations of my Blueberry Bread Recipe: 

blueberry bread on a green plate

  • 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

A Note on The Best Blueberry Bread Recipe Ingredients

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 the moist texture in this bread! 

BlueberriesGently fold in blueberries until evenly dispersed. This is the very last step! 

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! . 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 you want. 

blueberries in batter

Directions for Making Blueberry Bread

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9×5 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.

blueberry bread in a loaf pan

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.

blueberry bread on a green plate

blueberry bread on a green plate

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

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! Not only is it moist and easy to make in just one bowl. 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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Alda

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

What happens if I used baking soda because I didn’t have baking powder?

momma lew

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

You can do this, but you will need to add a little bit of acid into it. So for every 1/2 tsp of baking soda you will need to 1 tsp of lemon juice or vinegar. But, something to think about is it will change the texture and flavor of your blueberry bread.

Lisa McDonald

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Made this blueberry bread today and added bananas... A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!! Thanks for a quick bread that is in "season" all year long!

momma lew

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Oh that is a great idea to do!!!! YUM!

theresa Nichols

Monday 4th of January 2021

Why 1 tablespoon of baking powder.

momma lew

Monday 4th of January 2021

Hi Theresa, baking powder helps lighten up the bread and makes it fluffy. Without it, baked goods are often dense and heavy.

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