Blueberry Oatmeal Bread
Blueberry Oatmeal Bread is one spectacular yeast bread. This fantastic bread is filled with canned blueberries and oatmeal. Then it’s sweetened with honey. Not only that, but it’s another wonderful recipe for the breadmaker! It only takes about 5 minutes prep work for this tasty and delicious home-baked bread.
Any of you who follow my blog know that I regular feature home-made breadmaker bread. I love a tasty loaf of fresh, home-baked bread. I don’t like eating the same bread all the time either. I enjoy variety. So anytime I find a recipe that seems a little different, I’m willing to give it a try.
That was the case with this recipe. I loved the idea of having blueberries in a yeast bread. The bread is lovely and delightful to eat. It’s especially nice to serve for special occasions like ladies’ luncheons, baby showers or elegant brunches. This is a great bread to serve for breakfast. But I certainly wouldn’t contain myself to eating it only for breakfast! I eat it any time of the day because it’s not too sweet to be a dinner bread.
The first time I tried this recipe I used frozen berries (because I couldn’t find canned berries at the store). That was a mistake. There wasn’t enough liquid in the ingredients so the bread didn’t raise properly. But it had such a wonderful taste (even though dense). I really wanted to give it another try. I finally found canned berries at Walmart (but not at H-E-B–go figure). I picked up a can last week and determined to try the recipe again.
We had a large retirement celebration at our church for one of the staff members. He retired after 31 years of service. For the luncheon I made up five different salads, and five different homemade breads. This was one of the breads. I am SO glad I tried this recipe again, because it was worth it. Wow! The bread puffed up nicely and it had a light, airy and fluffy texture like a yeast bread should have. I was really thrilled with the way the bread turned out in texture as well as taste.
If you’re looking for a lovely homemade bread recipe, this is it! This one has a hint of sweetness from the blueberries and honey. I like it because it’s nice and fluffy like a yeast bread. Most sweet breads are very dense and even heavy. Not Blueberry Almond Bread. I highly recommend you give Blueberry Oatmeal Bread a try sometime. I just used butter to spread on my bread. However, adding a blueberry jam would provide a double whammy of flavor! Yum, I’m licking my lips as I think about it.
Blueberry Oatmeal Bread is a lovely and elegant bread that’s great for specialty brunches.
We also served Blueberry Oatmeal Bread as a dinner bread.
Filled with juicy blueberries and oatmeal, this bread is light, fluffy and airy in texture.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
The canned blueberries must measure at least 1 1/2 cups of liquid in total measure. Mine was about 1 3/4 cups. If less than 1 1/2 cups then add water until you measure that amount.
Layer ingredients in bread canister in order given. Bake in breadmaker on basic cycle–about 3 1/2 hours.
Allow bread to cool about 15 minutes before removing from oven and brushing top and sides with butter. This will prevent the crust from hardening.
Allow bread to cool an additional 15 minutes before cutting down into slices. I use an electric knife for best results.
I cut the slices down in half. Blueberry Oatmeal Bread is a great bread to serve with your morning coffee or tea. Add some butter and preserves, if you prefer.
Blueberry Oatmeal Bread is an elegant bread that’s great to serve for holiday breakfasts, too.
Blueberries and oatmeal work really well together in a yeast bread. I liked this bread because it was so much lighter and fluffier than regular sweet breads.
Here’s the recipe.
BLUEBERRY OATMEAL BREAD
(Recipe adapted from Cooks Recipes)
- 15-oz. can blueberries plus liquid
- 3 tbsp. canola or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 tsp. vital wheat gluten
- Pour blueberries and liquid into a 2-cup measure.
- Ingredients need to measure a minimum of 1 ½ cups. (Mine was about 1 ¾ cups).
- If less than 1 ½ cups, add water to the 1 ½ cup line.
- Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order listed.
- Select Basic bread cycle and start machine.
- Allow bread to rest 15 minutes after baking before removing from oven and brushing top and sides with butter.
- This will prevent the crust from hardening.
- Allow bread to rest 15 minutes longer before cutting down into slices.
- Makes about 14 large slices.
- Makes one (2 pound) loaf.
Each morsel of bread is delightful to the palate.
I loved the way this tasty bread turned out.