Hands down, the best blueberry bread you’ll taste. This recipe yields a moist loaf with the perfect crumble once sliced!
Whether you use fresh or frozen blueberries to make this simple recipe, you’ll quickly learn why this loaf has been my family’s go-to since 2014.
Moist & Delicious Blueberry Bread
The moist texture, its perfect crumble, and the delicious taste are just some of the reasons this blueberry bread recipe will become a favorite of anyone that tries it.
The combination of yogurt, an extra egg, and melted butter make are what help this quick bread retain all of its moisture during the baking process.
When I first published this recipe in my cookbook, The Best Kids’ Lunches on the Planet, I didn’t know how this one recipe alone would build a tribe of raving fans with its perfect outcome every time.
Blueberry Bread Ingredients
Like many quick bread recipes, this blueberry bread is made with simple ingredients. You’ll need:
- Blueberries: fresh or frozen berries can be used in the recipe (more on this below).
- All-purpose flour: this bread works best with traditional white flour, not whole-wheat flour (it’s too dense). You can make it gluten-free with this 1:1 gluten-free flour.
- Baking powder: the leavening agent used to give this quick bread its fluffy texture and helps it rise.
- Salt: to balance out the sweetness and to interact with the baking powder. Omit if you’re using salted butter.
- Plain yogurt: I recommend using traditional, low-fat yogurt for this. While you can use Greek yogurt, it’s simply too dense and will not give your bread a crumbly texture. If using Greek, use ¾ cup and thin out with milk.
- Sugar: granulated white sugar works best, although some people have had great success using Swerve.
- Eggs: essential for binding and locking in moisture. An egg substitute will not work with this recipe.
- Vanilla extract: adds flavor.
- Butter: while you can use softened butter, I recommend melting it and allowing it to cool down slightly before adding it to the mixture.
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Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
For this blueberry bread recipe, you can use fresh or frozen blueberries. Fresh blueberries will distribute throughout the bread loaf, while frozen blueberries, even when dusted in some of the flour, weigh more and will sink to the bottom.
How to Make Blueberry Bread
If you can measure and mix a few simple ingredients, you can make the best blueberry bread! Remember to print out the recipe card with the full directions, but the foolproof process entails:
- Get the oven and pan ready
Preheating the oven is essential before you bake this blueberry bread. Greasing and dusting the loaf pan or lining it with parchment will make it easier to get out.
- Sink-proof the berries
By coating the fresh blueberries with a little flour, you’ll help them “stick” to the batter and not sink.
- Dry ingredients
Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Combine the wet ingredients
In a large bowl with a hand mixer or the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the wet ingredients until the batter is nice a smooth.
- Let’s get together
Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until you have a nice batter. Fold the flour-coated berries into the batter.
- Pour & Bake
Pour the batter into your prepped pan and bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes.
- Be patient
I know it’s tough, but waiting for the bread to cool down for at least 10 minutes before you remove it from the pan will prevent it from breaking. Then, let it cool down completely.
Slice the blueberry bread as thick or thin as you like, once fully cooled, and have all the feels.
How to Keep Blueberries from Sinking
The trick to keeping blueberries from sinking to the bottom of your blueberry bread loaf is to use fresh blueberries and coat them in flour before adding them to the batter.
How to Know when Blueberry Bread is Done
Given that you let the oven fully preheat before putting your loaf pan in, after 50 minutes, the top should be golden, with a nice muffin-like dome at the top, and when you insert a toothpick in the middle, it comes out clean (not wet with batter).
Since all ovens vary slightly, you might need an additional 5 minutes of baking time.
Can You Reheat Blueberry Bread
To reheat blueberry bread, place a slice on a plate, and microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.
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Moist & Delicious Blueberry Bread
- 1 ½ cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 ½ cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt*
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9×5″ loaf pan, dust with flour, and tap out excess. Alternatively, you can line the pan with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, mix blueberries with 1 tablespoon of flour. Using your hands, toss them around until they are all evenly coated with flour. This helps prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan when baking.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, mix yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla, and butter on low speed until all items are thoroughly combined.
- Slowly add the flour mix to the wet, making sure there are no clumps but be careful that you don’t over-mix. Gently fold flour-coated blueberries into the batter.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake it for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, remove it from the pan onto a wire rack (or board), and allow it to cool completely before removing it from the pan.