Leftover blueberries………what to do….what to do?? How about a quick bread? A special treat for breakfast with your favorite cup of Joe. One Bowl Blueberry Breakfast Bread.
Writing a food blog you see like a million recipes in all your social media news feeds, just the nature of the beast! Admittedly, I am numb to soooo many recipes. But every once in a while one pops out at you…..Blueberry Oatmeal Quick Bread from Foodie Crush was that kind of recipe.
With blueberries leftover from another recipe (Lemon Cream Cheese Fruit Cookies) I wasn’t sure what to do with them. I must admit, I am not a huge blueberry fan. I know….I know, but there is something texturally that I don’t like. My Mom used to eat them all the time, that gene did not get passed down.
I do like blueberries in muffins and breads…….maybe because those are sweet treats. That gene did get passed down! My Mom loved anything sweet and that apple didn’t fall far from this tree when it comes to sweets.
Anyway….it must have been fate that I came across this recipe. I didn’t change a thing……well ok one thing…. I added a touch of crumbly topping. Not a bunch just a little bit of oatmeal, butter, flour, and turbinado sugar.
Turbinado sugar adds this delightful crunch to whatever you put it on and it gives just a little sparkle and who doesn’t want a touch of sparkle???
This was also fate…..I think?? After mixing in the oats, well they didn’t get all incorporated, so I added a touch of flour, a touch of sugar, and a touch of butter….smushed it together…..yes smushed is a cooking term…..then I sprinkled it over the top of the bread.
The sugar gave that crunch I was talking about, and the topping made the top kinda pretty. The bread is still beautiful, even if you do not do the crumbly!
One bowl mixing is right up my alley. Even though Tim does the dishes, and we do have a dish washer, I still am all about conserving dishes…..just incase I have to do them!
This bread is a one bowl mix. I did use a paper bowl to dust the blueberries in about a tablespoon of flour so they mixed into the batter better…….say that three times fast……lol.
Greek yogurt lets you reduce the amount of fat in this recipe. Using greek yogurt keeps baked goods moist, and its the acidity that helps activate leveling agents so the baked good is light and fluffy. Which is exactly what happened with this bread.
It was fluffy and sweet with a slight tang from the yogurt. The crunchy topping and the blueberries makes One Bowl Blueberry Breakfast Bread a delicious coffee mate.
Since I am on summer break, it was a perfect breakfast to take outside with coffee and enjoy the early morning and in the words of a Beatles lyric….oh that magic feeling, nowhere to go……a least for a few more weeks.Print
Original recipe from Foodie Crush click here!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Greek yogurt
½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup oats
1 cup blueberries
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with baking spray line with a couple of strips of parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla, then fold in the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt ( you can mix these in another bowl before to add them to the wet mixture). Mix in the oats.
Gently fold in the blueberries (I recommend dusting the berries with a small amount of flour first), reserving a few to dot the top of the batter. The batter will be thick and slightly sticky.
Place the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until golden brown and when a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean.
Remove bread from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Using your parchment paper remove the bread from the pan and transfer to a wire rack.
Serve warm or at room temperature. The bread will firm up after it has cooled completely.
You can create a topping by using a few tablespoons of oats, flour, turbinado sugar, and butter. Mix together and place on bread before baking.
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