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Blueberry Muffin Bread

My favorite blueberry muffin recipe turned into a loaf of blueberry muffin bread! Just like the muffins, it’s stuffed with juicy blueberries and topped with some sparkling sugar for a sweet crunch! Try my blueberry oatmeal bars next.

Blueberry Muffin Bread

Let’s talk about blueberries for a second, shall we?

They’re so inconspicuous. Little blue, matte, inconspicuous spheres. They look a little like tiny Death Stars, right down to the vulnerable opening – do a Google search of the two side by side, I’m telling you.

To this day, I’m always amazed that when baked they can explode into little purple pieces of art.

Blueberry Muffin Bread

The color gets me every time, like I’ve forgotten what it looks like. It’s what gave the whipped cream in my meringue nests such a beautiful shade of purple. I think that’s part of why I like making blueberry muffins – the color contrast is just so pretty!

Last weekend I wanted blueberry muffins, but at the same time I wanted bread… and I kinda felt like eating blueberry muffins and bread was going to be carb and starch overkill.

I’d never made bread out of my favorite blueberry muffin recipe, so why not now?

Blueberry Muffin Bread

I made a couple changes to the temperature and cooking time, but otherwise I more or less left the recipe as is. I swapped in buttermilk instead of regular milk (just because I had it on hand) and added a bit of lemon zest (also because I had it on hand from another recipe I was making in parallel).

It will be a bit more dense than the muffins, but not in a way that makes you feel like you’re eating something heavy. I almost prefer it to the muffins because there’s more surface area to accommodate slabs of butter. Oh, warm, melty butter – how I love you so ❤️

Temperature & Time

For my muffins, I have you start at 425° F and then turn it down to 375° F to get them the big and fluffy.

For this bread, you want to turn the temperature down to 350° F because you’re baking them for more than twice as long (60 minutes, as opposed to 28 minutes for the muffins).

This will keep the inside nice and moist, but the top will have a nice crunch and might develop a big, beautiful crevasse of blueberry-y muffin-y goodness.

Blueberry Muffin Bread

Consider waking up before everyone else in the house and make this one on Saturday morning and let the smell waft into their bedrooms and lure them awake ❤️

After you’ve made this recipe, please leave a comment below with a rating – and if you came from Pinterest, add a photo to the Pin of what you make to the pin to share your experience!

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Blueberry Muffin Bread

Blueberry Muffin Bread


  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf (8 slices) 1x

Description

My favorite blueberry muffin recipe turned into a loaf of muffin bread! Just like the muffins, it’s stuffed with juicy blueberries and topped with some sparkling sugar for a sweet crunch.


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Zest of one lemon, optional
  • Sparkling sugar, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan (aff link) with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar – don’t overmix! Whisk until just combined.
  4. Add milk, oil, and vanilla and whisk until just combined.
  5. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. You don’t want to overmix, but just stir long enough that all the flour has been incorporated.
  6. Gently fold in blueberries until just combined.
  7. Optional: Fold in lemon zest.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  9. Optional: Add a little sparkling sugar to the top (and of course I do, because sugar).
  10. Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  11. Let cool in pan, then invert to gentle remove it from the pan. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

If you find that the top is gets too brown and crisp for your liking, tent with foil for the last 10-15 minutes until cooked through.
To reheat, just pop it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: blueberry muffin bread

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BarbE

Saturday 26th of September 2020

Simple but delicious. I keep Greek yogurt on hand to swap out for the buttermilk in recipes. I was nervous because the batter was thick but it baked to perfection. Thanks for the recipe.

Leslie Kiszka

Saturday 26th of September 2020

So glad that you liked it! Thanks so much for coming back to share your experience and a rating.

Robin

Sunday 5th of August 2018

If you use regular milk, then is it the same amount as the buttermilk or different?

Leslie Haasch

Sunday 5th of August 2018

It would be the same amount, just going to have a slightly different texture and end result.

Yan C. Cid

Wednesday 16th of August 2017

Os it still edible if i excluir te cinnamon? I'm not a big fan of it.

Leslie Haasch

Wednesday 16th of August 2017

Definitely! That's not a requirement at all, it just gives it a little extra oomph in the flavor department. Feel free to leave it out if that's your personal preference.

Dave

Sunday 9th of April 2017

Reading this while on a diet...that was a mistake. Looks *amazing*, though. Saved for later!

Leslie Haasch

Monday 10th of April 2017

I'll see if I can noodle around with it a bit to make it more diet friendly :)

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