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Blueberry Bread

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Blueberry Blessings

Let me just say this right now.  We are blessed.  

A lovely, kind-hearted friend of mine works at a local food bank.  From time to time when there is an excess of produce she calls me.  This time there was a crazy amount of blueberries.

After offering and sharing part of this blessing to several of my friends, I still had an abundance of these sweet blueberries that I needed to do something with quickly!  My children love blueberries and blueberry pancakes and we do these often in our breakfast rotation.

I’m always on the hunt for simple, easy recipes that I can double or triple to make our lives easier.  With these “blueberry blessings”, I knew I needed to find something like blueberry muffins or blueberry jam or the best ways to freeze blueberries so that I could really use this blessing for months to come.

I’m not a food blogger + I have no idea how many calories are in each serving of this deliciousness! I write to help women simplify their lives with Christ-centered tools.  I feel that blueberry bread is totally divine + should be shared with all mommas who want to simplify and add this recipe into a month of breakfast ideas!

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Blueberry Bread

I found a recipe for blueberry muffins here, but I wanted to modify it for our family.  I think muffins are awesome to eat, but I honestly prefer to make loaves of bread.

Less mess + easier division of the “leftovers” = mom victory.

I actually doubled the recipe so that way we could eat the leftovers later in the week.   I made one batch of muffins to take to my sister and one loaf to keep for us.

The Recipe

I’m sharing the recipe that I followed.   I’ve already doubled it for you.  I have a large kitchen aid mixer that handles all of this batter.  If you’re using a small hand mixer, you might want to half this and do “2 batches of batter”.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (+ extra for dusting the pan)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter melted, unsalted (+ 1tsp for greasing the pan)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups blueberries

Blueberry Bread (Loaf) Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375*F
  • Grease loaf or sheet pan with butter. Sprinkle with flour.  *This keeps the loaf from sticking.
  • Use a large bowl to mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to blend. Set aside.
  • In a separate larger mixing bowl (I use my kitchen aid bowl), beat the butter + sugar.  Slowly add in vanilla.
  • Crack the eggs in a separate bowl + add them one at a time.  *I do this so if I drop a pesky eggshell then it’s WAY easier to fish out.
  • Add in half the flour mixture.  Mix until it incorporates.
  • Pour in the milk.
  • Add in the second half of the flour mixture.  Mix until it incorporates.
  • After batter thickens and you can’t see any more unmixed flour, stop the mixer.  Gently fold in the blueberries with a rubber spatula until they are fully mixed.  Make sure you scrape the sides of your bowl.  Oh, and don’t mix too much.  (There’s a scientific thing about it makes the batter to dense or something!)
  • Pour batter halfway up the loaf or sheet pan.  More than this can cause it to be too thick + spill over the sides of the pan.   It can also cook too long on the outside + still be uncooked on the inside!
  •  Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes until the outside is a deep golden brown.  Use a toothpick to test the middle.  If your toothpick comes out with “wet dough” in the middle, keep cooking.  It should come out without wet batter.
  • Set on a cooling rack to let it cool for a few minutes.  I dump out our loaves on cutting boards and serve part of it while it’s a little warm.

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Use the Leftovers

I think my favorite part of this blueberry bread recipe is that because we doubled the recipe, I have enough to share with another family or freeze the leftovers and use them for another day when we need a quick breakfast.

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I’ve even made this in a 9″ x 13″ sheet pan and cut into cake size squares to save for later.  I separated single morning servings for our family, wrapped these in white freezer paper, labeled them, and used washi tape to keep them closed.

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In the Breakfast Rotation

I put together a month of breakfast ideas right here.  This simple recipe will totally go into our breakfast rotation.  I usually serve this homemade blueberry bread by pairing it with a solid protein like Greek yogurt or a protein shake.

If you make this, please leave me a comment below I would love to hear how it goes!

And sis, share it with your friends + pin it on one of your boards so that way you can find it super quick!

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MORE HELPFUL TOOLS

I’m on a mission to help other mommas simplify their lives with a Spirit-led approach!  I’ve got some awesome tools to help you do this!

THE MEAL PLANNING KIT FOR ALL MOMMAS

When I first began my health journey I needed simple tools to plan a menu that would work for our entire family.

There were so many tools out there that I was overwhelmed with where to start. I designed this meal planning kit to work for any momma anywhere, no matter your income, your family dynamic, or your work schedule.

The premise: Give each family member a voice in the planning process to help them take ownership of the food that graces our table.

Set parameters around food choices to gently guide your family in making better and healthier choices for their favorite foods.

We save time and money (and mom brain power) when we take a few minutes each week to plan healthy and affordable choices for our families.

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IS SIMPLIFYING THE ANSWER FOR YOU?

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with life right now, know that you are NOT ALONE.  I know when I first began listening to this calling the Lord place on me, I was a little overwhelmed as to where to start.  As I’ve worked through this process, I’ve created tools to help women simplify their lives with a Spirit-led approach.

I WANT TO SHARE THE STEPS I TOOK TO GET STARTED:

In each of these blog posts, I share the parts of my journey in which I followed the lead of the Creator as He guided me to simplify my life.

1.|Sitting at the feet of Jesus to claim my identity as a Daughter of the King.

2.|Setting fierce boundaries around Christ-centered priorities.

3.|Reclaiming my mornings + creating a morning power hour to fill my cup.

4.| Getting my home together with rhythms + routines.

5.|Simplifying my Space to throw off all that’s hindering me to live as His handiwork.

Find more tools to encourage and help you here!start here

I know when I first began this part of my simplifying journey, I felt alone.  So, friend, I want to encourage you to share this on your favorite social media platform to encourage other women in their journey to seek simplicity in their homes and their lives, and in turn, know the peace and joy the Creator provides.
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With💛 from my toolbox to yours,
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Stephanie

Daughter of the King.
Veteran's Wife. Mother of Three Blessings.
Lover of Lemons, Salad, Coffee & the Simple Life
Learning to use the Mess to make His Message.

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2 Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    This recipe looks good, how can I save it or send to myself to save?

    1. Stephanie says:

      Jennifer, you can pin it or share it to Facebook. You could also copy + paste the link to google keep or Evernote. Those are two common digital notebooks you could use.

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