Blueberry Orange Bread Recipe
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Blueberry Orange Bread Recipe

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"Plump ripe blueberries and orange juice bring a refreshing and fruity flavor to this special golden loaf," writes Donna Smith of Victor, New York.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 130 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, combine egg, orange juice, water, butter and orange peel. Add to dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the blueberries. Pour into a greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Blueberry Orange Bread in Country Woman January/February 1999, p40

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Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"Actually, 10 stars. I suspected this would be good reading the recipe, but I couldn't have predicted just *how* good. I did adjust the recipe slightly to preferences and ingredient availability (I added 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice and only used 1 tbsp of orange zest since I tend to find zest too bitter, but wanted to approximate the sourness without the bitterness...and I only had enough orange zest to do just over 1 tbsp since I was using large, especially juicy oranges), but, with that slight adjustment, this was a KNOCK IT OUT OF THE PARK win. I brought some in to work, and everyone who took a taste either asked for the recipe or came back for more. I posted the end result on Facebook, and 3 friends have made it with my modification (1 tbsp of orange zest and 1 tbsp of lemon juice instead of 2 tbsp of orange zest), and all have posted something along the lines of "if this is the last thing I eat, I will die happy."

Recipe is pretty easy and quick except for zesting the oranges. Zesting the oranges isn't terrible, but does take a few minutes, some effort, and some specialty equipment (either a microplane or a cheese grater with a "fine" side)."

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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2014

"Took this to a Prayer Breakfast this morning and brought home an empty plate. Very good. Used a little orange flavoring since I had no grated orange peel. Loved that there was only 2 tb. of butter--we don't need a lot of fat."

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

"This is a delicious semi-moist bread. I took two of them to my Sunday School class this morning and it was almost all gone at the end. I was glad there were a couple pieces left for my family, who promptly gobbled up the rest!"

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"I was wondering if anyone has tried this yet, if so is it a dry or moist bread, I'd think it'd be moist but was wondering just the same"

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"My family and I love this recipe and make it a few times a year. Tastes like summer!"

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