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Blueberry Bread is super easy and quick to make from scratch! This moist quick bread is loaded with fresh blueberries and topped with a sprinkle of sugar for some crunch. A perfect quick breakfast for busy mornings that the whole family will love!

We love recipes with juicy blueberries like Blueberry Breakfast CakeLemon Blueberry Bundt Cake, and Easy Blueberry Muffins.

A loaf of blueberry bread on a white, rectangular plate with 1 slice cut off lying in front of it, garnished with blueberries and a flower.

The perfect, easy, and moist Blueberry Bread

This is the BEST and easiest one-bowl Blueberry Quick Bread you’ll ever make! Made with 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries this recipe bakes up into a deliciously soft and moist treat that tastes great as a dessert after dinner but also makes a quick breakfast.

You can whip up this easy recipe in less than 10 minutes and you don’t even need a mixer! The batter is just thick enough to prevent the berries from sinking to the bottom of the pan (which I hate!) so that you get a bread that’s studded with juicy blueberries all the way.

Another great thing about this Blueberry Muffin Bread is that it keeps fresh for days and can also be frozen. Perfect for busy school mornings!

A slice of blueberry bread on a white plate stacked on a pink plate, with blueberries next to a rectangular plate with a slice of blueberry bread on it.

Tips and Tricks for Making the BEST Homemade Blueberry Bread

  • Always measure your flour correctly! Don’t scoop the flour! Spoon flour into your measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife. Too much flour can make the bread dense and dry.
  • If you like sweeter breads you can increase the amount of sugar to 3/4 cup. My family prefers it with 1/2 cup!
  • For the best result let the blueberries come to room temperature before adding them to the batter.
  • Dry the blueberries thoroughly after washing them.
  • Don’t overmix the batter! Mix just until the dry ingredients are moistened, about 15 light strokes with a spatula. It’s ok if there are some small lumps. Overmixing can cause the bread to be tough and bake unevenly.
  • Fold the blueberries into the batter gently to minimize streaking. A silicone spatula works best for this.
A cake pan, lined with parchment paper, filled with dough with blueberries.

Can I use frozen blueberries to make Blueberry Quick Bread?

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries in this recipe. Don’t let them thaw! Add the frozen berries directly from the freezer to the batter and try to be super gently while folding them in to minimize streaking.

How to store Blueberry Bread?

Let the bread cool completely then put it in a big enough plastic container or resealable plastic bag that’s lined with a sheet of paper towel. Put another sheet on top and seal the container. This way the bread keeps fresh and moist for up to 4 days at room temperature.

If you want to store the bread longer cut it into slices and put it into a resealable freezer bag. The bread will keep fresh for up to 3 months. To defrost let the slices come to room temperature then reheat in the oven or microwave if desired.

A loaf of blueberry bread on a white, rectangular plate with 2 slices cut off lying in front of it.

Tools used to make this Blueberry Bread

Loaf Pan: I really like this loaf pan because it has a non-stick coating that really works and it is easy to clean.
Vanilla Extract: BEST Vanilla Extract!
Mixing Bowls: These glass mixing bowls are super sturdy and come with lids!


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4.96 from 547 votes

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread is super easy and quick to make from scratch! This moist quick bread is loaded with fresh blueberries and topped with a sprinkle of sugar for some crunch. A perfect quick breakfast for busy mornings that the whole family will love!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). Grease and flour an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir milk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract into flour mixture until batter is just blended.
  • Combine washed and dried blueberries with 1 tsp of flour and gently fold them into the batter. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle one tablespoon of sugar over the batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

Notes

  • Always measure your flour correctly! Don’t scoop the flour! Spoon flour into your measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife. Too much flour can make the bread dense and dry.
  • If you like sweeter bread you can increase the amount of sugar to 3/4 cup. My family prefers it with 1/2 cup!
  • For the best result let the blueberries come to room temperature before adding them to the batter.
  • Dry the blueberries thoroughly after washing them.
  • Don’t overmix the batter! Mix just until the dry ingredients are moistened, about 15 light strokes with a spatula. It’s ok if there are some small lumps. Overmixing can cause the bread to be tough and bake unevenly.
  • Fold the blueberries into the batter gently to minimize streaking. A silicone spatula works best for this.
  • Frozen Blueberries: Don’t let them thaw! Add the frozen berries directly from the freezer to the batter and try to be super gentle while folding them in to minimize streaking. Baking time will be slightly longer.

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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416 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    It was done in 60 minutes, but I did not let it cool long enough and the bottom came apart when transferring to cooling rack.

  2. 5 stars
    It was very easy to make! I’m making 2 more loaves today. I wish there was a glaze recipe with it.

  3. 5 stars
    If I had a nickle for everytime I’ve made this bread I’d be wealthy and I’d spit the $$ with you! We have blueberry bushes and a freezer full of blueberries thru the winter and this is my go to recipe. I make a couple simple changes/additions but great recipe. Thank you for sharing!