Blueberry Bread (Blueberry Loaf Cake)

LAST UPDATED: Jun 14, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Mar 11, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

Blueberry Bread is a quick bread made in just 5 minutes without yeast! You’ll love this easy Blueberry Bread Recipe. It’s perfect for Saturday mornings, Easter and Mother’s Day brunch and so much more! Make it into a Blueberry Loaf Cake by drenching it in glaze!

blueberry bread on a platter

Blueberry Bread is a simple adaptation of the always popular Sweet Bread recipe. Spring is a great time to integrate fresh fruits into your favorite recipes like cakes, breads and muffins!

The addition of blueberries makes this bread even more acceptable for breakfast. Blueberries are rich in potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and fiber. They are full of antioxidants.  Low in calories, high in nutrients and incredible flavor!

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Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Bread is made with just 7 staple ingredients and blueberries. Sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk and vegetable oil. You can add vanilla extract, if you’d like, but it’s so flavorful you certainly don’t need it.

You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this easy Blueberry Bread Recipe, but I prefer using fresh. If you choose to use frozen, make sure you gently fold them into the batter immediately out of the freezer. This will reduce the chance of your Blueberry Bread turning purple.

blueberry loaf cake

This Blueberry Bread is so moist thanks to milk, vegetable oil and the toothpick test. To prevent over baking, use the toothpick test. Every oven is slightly different so to ensure proper baking time (which keeps bread moist), remove from oven when a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

It’s the perfect breakfast or beautiful addition to brunch! I tend to serve Blueberry Bread for Easter, Mother’s Day, the 4th of July and for breakfast when we are entertaining guests at the lake cottage, but it also makes an incredible dessert.

When properly stored, you can enjoy a slice of this incredible Blueberry Loaf Cake for weeks and months to come!

blueberry bread in loaf pan

Blueberry Bread Recipe

This Blueberry Bread Recipe is a lot like my Blueberry Muffin Recipe, in loaf form! Drenched in glaze, of course! One of my favorite things about making bread is not having to clean a muffin tin. Seriously, I have yet to find a quick and easy way!

blueberry bread with glaze

How to Store Blueberry Bread

You can refrigerate or freeze blueberry bread to enjoy later (up to three months in the freezer).

Store Blueberry Bread in a sealed plastic bag or covered in saran wrap at room temperature for up to 5 days. Freeze loaves or slices by wrapping them tightly in heavy foil or plastic wrap. Then place them in freezer bags (I like to do at least 2 to prevent freezer odors from seeping in), and freeze for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature to serve.

how to store blueberry bread

How to Make Blueberry Bread from Scratch

It’s so easy! No yeast, no fuss! To see just how easy it is to make this quick bread, watch the video in this post. This Blueberry Bread Recipe comes out perfect every single time!

  1. Grease loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients – sugar, flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Beat eggs, milk and oil.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to wet until just moist.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan an inch and a half below to compensate for rise. Optional: sprinkle sugar on top.
  6. Bake 50-60 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool on a wire rack and drench in warm glaze.

I use my basic glaze for this recipe, but you can also use this amazing 3 ingredient lemon glaze!

blueberry bread slice

Blueberry Loaf Cake

Blueberry Bread is also known as Blueberry Loaf Cake. The soft, moist texture and tender crumb has a cake-like consistency. Drench it in glaze and you have an incredible Blueberry Loaf Cake.

It creates beautiful, easy-to-serve slices, every single time!

To gift Blueberry Loaf Cake, you can use six miniature loaf pans. Just reduce baking time to 40 minutes. Once they cool, you can wrap with a ribbon. For more presentation ideas you can get your copy of my 10 Easy Sweet Bread Ebook here.

You don’t have to share! Blueberry Bread makes a great gift for yourself, too! Miniature loaves are easy to freeze, thaw and enjoy even months later!

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blueberry bread on a platter

Blueberry Bread (Blueberry Loaf Cake)

Blueberry Bread is a quick bread made in just 5 minutes without yeast! You'll love this easy Blueberry Bread Recipe. It's perfect for Saturday mornings, Easter and Mother's Day brunch and so much more! Make it into a Blueberry Loaf Cake by drenching it in glaze!
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings (hover to scale): 10
Calories: 303kcal


  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c milk
  • 1/3 vegetable oil
  • 1 c blueberries (1/2 pint)

Glaze (optional)

  • 3 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp heavy cream can substitute milk


  • Grease loaf pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl or mixer, combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Beat eggs, milk and oil.
  • Gradually add dry mixture to wet until just moist.
  • Fold in blueberries.
  • Pour batter into pan an inch and a half below to compensate for rise. Optional: sprinkle sugar on top if you're not topping with glaze. Bake 50-60 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on wire rack 10-15 minutes before removing from loaf pan.


Add lemon extract and or zest to make Lemon Blueberry Bread
Mix it up using Lemon Glaze or Cream Cheese Glaze


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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