Blueberry Oatmeal Bread – Whole grain oatmeal quick bread filled with fresh blueberries. A wholesome breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Hello, and Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 is off to a fabulous start. I enjoyed taking some time off over the holidays, and I hope you did, too!
Today I’m bringing you a big loaf of warm and slightly sweet Blueberry Oatmeal Bread. There’s no better way to kick off the new year than with a tasty loaf of homemade bread, right? After the New Year’s Eve champagne and fancy appetizers, let’s settle in with a cup of tea and a slice of blueberry bread. Sound like a plan?
I always try to bring you heathy-ish recipes at the start of a new year. I know many of us are trying to make better choices after all those holiday indulgences. I am not one that can give up carbs or sugar completely, so when I’m trying to eat better I often find ways to make baked goods and desserts more wholesome.
This Blueberry Oatmeal Bread is filled with whole grains, fresh blueberries, applesauce, and heart-healthy coconut oil. It is lightly sweetened and brushed with honey to create a beautiful and tasty golden top.
I serve this bread for breakfast (toasted with a tiny smear of butter), I pack it in my son’s lunchbox, and I’ve found that it’s perfect for a mid-afternoon snack with a cup of tea of coffee.
In addition to sharing this recipe today, I also wanted to share some healthier cookbook recommendations. If you’re looking for inspiration to start or maintain a healthy lifestyle, I highly recommend all of the books below.
I know “healthy” means different things to different people. I consider these”healthier cookbooks” because they include real food, wholesome ingredients, and some better-for-us treats. Check them out; I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Feel Good Food – Giada DeLaurentiis
Eating in the Middle – Andie Mitchell
Super Natural Every Day – Heidi Swanson
100 Days of Real Food – Lisa Leake
Baking with Less Sugar – Joanne Chang
Blueberry Oatmeal Bread
Whole grain oatmeal quick bread filled with fresh blueberries. A wholesome breakfast, snack, or dessert.
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup milk room temperature (I used 1 %)
- ⅓ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil not hot
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons old fashioned oats
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
In a large bowl, whisk brown sugar, milk, applesauce, oil and eggs. Whisk until completely combined.
In a separate bowl, combine both flours, 1 cup oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in blueberries.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick instered into the center comes out clean. While the bread is still warm, lightly brush the top of the loaf with honey and sprinkle with 1-2 teaspoons oats.
Note: If your honey is too thick to brush on top of the loaf, place the honey in the microwave for several seconds to thin it out.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker