I posted a recipe for some Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins last week, and I have another blueberry recipe for you this week—Blueberry-Orange Bread! This recipes makes a good-size 9×5″ loaf, has a subtle orange flavor and aroma, and is brimming with lots of blueberries! The fresh blueberries and yogurt give this quick bread a nice moist texture, and the orange juice, orange zest, and orange extract give it a delicious citrus flavor.
This loaf bakes up nice and full, and is slightly crusty on the outside because it takes 60 to 65 minutes to bake. But it’s worth the wait! Blueberry-orange is such a great flavor combination for spring and summer—serve this for breakfast, brunch, tea time, or snack time!
BLUEBERRY-ORANGE BREAD by NancyC
Makes one 9×5″ loaf
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
- 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup non-GMO Canola oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons fresh orange zest (you should be able to get enough from 1 to 2 large oranges)
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease and flour a 9×5″ loaf pan; set aside
In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In medium size bowl blend oil, egg, yogurt, milk, orange juice, orange extract, and orange zest. Add this mixture to the flour mixture in the large bowl, and mix everything until well combined. Fold in the blueberries.
Spoon or pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake at 350˚F for 60 to 65 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or almost clean.
After the loaf is done baking, let cool in pan for 5 to 10 minutes, then remove from pan to wire rack and let cool completely. Or, you can serve it while it’s still warm.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
I usually make most of my blueberry recipes in the spring and summer and I love baking with fresh blueberries! How about you—what blueberry treats do you like to make this time of year?