Why This Blog?


Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blueberry Orange Bread

I've been making this bread for years. I think I got the recipe from Taste of Home, but I'm not entirely sure about that. It's a really nice bread--very moist and sweet all by itself, without butter or any other spread. Easy to whip up too, which you know is a big hit with me!

Blueberry Orange Bread
Yield: 1 loaf

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup water
2 TB butter, melted
2 TB orange zest
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 350-F. Grease and flour an 8x4x2 in. bread pan (or spray with PAM cooking spray for baking).

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry 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 bread pan and bake for 65-70 min. or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 min. Remove from pan to cool on a wire rack.

Happy Baking!


  1. I love orange and blueberry together! Thanks for coming by my blog today! Following you back now! Looking forward to more yummy recipes!
    Angela @ First Comes Baby...

  2. MA- I came by to see the recipe but I found the banana bread nut bread one instead. Now that is something I like to bake, even if I have to follow the rules.

  3. Thanks, Angela! Oh Brenda, that's you, always breaking the rules!

  4. What is it about blueberries that just makes a dish so elegant? Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh this looks and sounds so yummy! I'm going to try to find some time to bake (oh and head to the grocery store for ingredients)! I am a new mom to a 15 month old - I'm still trying to figure out how to get everything done. :) Cynthia, vB Members to Remember

    Married Life by Cynthia

  6. Oh boy-a new bluebery recipe for my family! Blueberry muffins in a loaf...what could be better?


  7. I love blueberries and orange flavors together, a great combination for bread! I have a similar one I make, this one sounds good!

  8. Ohhh Darling, this looks wonderful! xoxo

  9. I am going to have to try this. Looks terrific. Seems like when it turns Fall I get to baking again. Thanks!

  10. Oh darn it. And me on a diet. Well, so much for that. I'm a fan, and I signed up to be your stalker. LOL I'll bake these for my husband...yeah, that's it...it's for the husband.

  11. What a great flavor combo. Will have to try it. I'm visiting from VB Friends to Remember. Have a wonderful week.


  12. Yet again a really great, simple recipe that I can actually make and that my kids will adore!!! They love blueberries and oranges!! Thanks, I always love to visit your site!!

  13. Blueberries are so yummy! I wish I lived where they would grow! Your recipe looks tasty!

    Visiting from voiceBoks
    Thanks, Becky Jane

  14. Mmmmmm. . . that sounds yummy! And I haven't eaten yet today. I want some.
    stopping by "late" from members to remember! Boy, it's been a busy week! (I need you to come bake for me!)

  15. Love breads like this, I made a zuchinni blueberry bread this summr and so good....I am hungry...andi

  16. Must you keep tempting my palette? This looks delicious and right up my husband's alley. Here's a question for you, though. Any thoughts on high altitude adjustments?

    Gina from vB

  17. This looks awesome! I know what I'm making this weekend.


  18. This looks wonderful! I'm not sure if I've ever considered blueberries & orange before, but this is one to try!

  19. Oh boy, love blueberry bread. This looks really good!


I love your comments!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...