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Blueberry-Citrus Mini Loaves

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


2 loaves (6 slices each)

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
Blueberry-Citrus Mini Loaves Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 zest
  • 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 zest. 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 in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • 071246lm
    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!

  • 1950janice
    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
    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!!

  • sdipiazza
    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.

  • cojon
    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!

  • ferni
    Jun 3, 2012

    Super and quick to mix!

  • zucchinilady
    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
    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.

  • sofia9
    Sep 3, 2011

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

  • andreah33
    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.