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Blueberry-Citrus Mini Loaves Recipe

Blueberry-Citrus Mini Loaves Recipe

Moist and packed with flavor, these healthful treats hit the spot. With subtle orange and blueberry flavor and hearty whole wheat flour, this bread recipe offers a delectable way to get your family going in the morning! —Heidi Lindsey, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, salt and baking soda. In a small bowl, whisk egg, orange juice, oil and orange peel. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blueberries and pecans.
  • 2. Transfer to two 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (6 slices each).
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 189 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Blueberry-Citrus Mini Loaves

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"Simple and quick to make. A definite repeater. I used 1/2 cup Splenda and 1/4 cup sugar and the recipe was still excellent. Thank you for a great recipe!"

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"Wonderful!!! My granddaughter and I just made this recipe. We doubled it and made 14 muffins and one mini loaf. Can't eat just one???????"

Ms Connie
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"Excellent!! Very moist and delicious. I used regular whole wheat flour because I didn't have the pastry flour. Instead of mini loaf pans I used one 9x5x3" loaf pan. It took about 50 min. of baking time. Will definitely make this again. It freezes well. I used about 3/4 c. frozen blueberries and walnuts instead of pecans. YUMMY!!"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"I didn't have whole wheat pastry flour so I used regular whole wheat flour, less 2 Tblsp, replaced 1/8 cup of the oil with 1/8 cup applesauce. Turned out perfect. Great with yogurt and fruit for breakfast."

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"My husband just brought home a huge container of blueberries and I had just seen this recipe, so I made it. This is a REALLY GOOD recipe. Easy to prepare. I think next time I will toast the pecans before I add them; that should put it over the top!"

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"Super and quick to mix!"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"just picked a big dish of blueberries off my plants..and could not wait to try this recipe, was nice and moist and the flavor was so good!!! Is on my list to give as gifts."

Weems Grnadma
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"Just made it and it is quick to make and delicious to eat. My flour had to be extra dry so it required almost twice the amount of orange juice but that just made it even more orange flavor and very good indeed. Not often do I find another excellent blueberry recipe to make frequently but this is perfect in fresh blueberry season."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"These were great!! Yummy breakfast treat and the small loaves make a great little gift. I highly recommend:)"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"These little loaves were moist and full of flavor. I have made them numerous times and they were a big hit with my family & friends."

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