Orange Blueberry Bread

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orange blueberry bread

We planted blueberry bushes in our backyard for the first time last year so this summer is the first time I have been able to step out into my backyard and pick blueberries! So fun! The birds got most of one bush but we still have another bush full. I love going out first thing in the morning and picking a handful to add to a bowl of cereal or yogurt or throw into a green smoothie.

I was in the mood for a little sweet bread the other day and had some oranges on the counter that needed to be used so orange bread was the obvious answer. Then I decided that a handful of blueberries in that orange bread would be just the right touch. You know what? I was right – orange blueberry bread is a match made in heaven.

Before removing the bread from the pan, while it is still warm you spoon a glaze of sugar and orange juice over the top for even more orange goodness.

Orange Blueberry Bread

This bread is amazingly moist and just the right amount of sweet and just the right amount of orange

Orange Blueberry Bread

The orange bread stands perfectly well on it’s own but the addition of the blueberries gives it even more flavor and fun!

Orange Blueberry Bread

I always give the blueberries a dusting of flour before putting them into the batter so they don’t all sink to the bottom. Sometimes it works better than others and it worked fairly well this time!!

Orange Blueberry Bread

For some more yummy breads check out these recipes:

The BEST Banana Bread

Lemon Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Enjoy!

Leigh Anne

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Orange Blueberry Bread
 
Ingredients
  • ½ C butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • rind of 1 orange
  • juice of 1 orange plus extra water if needed to make ½ C
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 C blueberries
Glaze
  • juice of one orange
  • ¼ C sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix together butter, sugar and eggs.
  2. Stir in rind and juice.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Mix until combined and moistened.
  5. Pour into a greased 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean
Glaze
  1. Combine juice and sugar in a small pan. Heat to dissolve sugar.
  2. Pour glaze over top of hot loaf.
  3. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan.

Comments

  1. nancy says

    LeighAnn: I was wondering if I could freeze this bread (glazed)? I have a crowd coming to the beach in a few weeks and I am trying to get a lot of my meals done and frozen. I have all my dinners done and frozen and am now concentrating on breakfast items. This bread sounds delicious. I don’t want soggy though and was wonering if the glaze would hold up being frozen. Any suggestions on breakfast ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.