Blueberry-Oat Breakfast Loaf

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends


I love making quick bread or muffins on relaxed weekend mornings.  There’s something almost magical about a late summer Saturday morning…waking up to the sound of birds chirping and sunlight streaming in your window…and of course knowing that you have the whole day free to do whatever you want!  Those kinds of mornings call for a special start to the day.

This breakfast bread is really just muffin batter baked into loaf form.  It’s sort of coffee cake-like, but not at all too sweet and has a tender, slightly chewy crumb.  With healthy things like whole wheat flour, oats, almonds, and blueberries, a cake-like breakfast works for me.  And the pretty white chocolate drizzle makes it feel special enough for entertaining.

My Favorite Way to Eat It:  Although the white chocolate drizzle on top is lovely, I like to leave it off one loaf so that I can cut it into thick slabs and make toast!  Spread with a touch of butter, cream cheese, or jam, this bread is amazing toasted.

Blueberry-Oat Breakfast Loaf

Yields 2 (8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch) loaves

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed and drained if frozen)

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus a little more to flour the pan

2 cups whole wheat flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

2 cups low-fat milk

1/4 cup canola oil

1 teaspoon pure almond extract (or pure vanilla extract)

2 cups rolled oats

4 tablespoons coarsely chopped raw, unsalted almonds

3 oz white chocolate

1 teaspoon coconut oil (or butter or vegetable shortening)

Butter, to grease the pan

Preheat oven to 350F; butter and flour 2 (8 1/2 inch long by 4 1/2 inch wide by 2 1/2 inch deep) loaf pans, or line them with parchment paper.

Only if you’re using fresh blueberries, measure out 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour and toss with the blueberries so they’re evenly coated.  (Skip this step if you’re using frozen blueberries.)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs, then whisk in the milk, oil, and almond extract.  Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet, being careful not to over-mix.  Fold in the oats and then the blueberries, pour the batter into the prepared pans, and sprinkle the almonds on top.

Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool before glazing.

Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave; stir in the coconut oil until smooth.  Drizzle glaze on top of bread and let it harden before cutting.

Isn’t this blue Ball jar pretty?  It’s hard to make out from the picture, but it’s dated July 14, 1908…I love vintage finds like this!

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends



  1. says

    I LOVE summer mornings! It’s such a treat to eat breakfast al fresco, and nibbling on a slice (no, definitely two slices) of this beautiful breakfast loaf would make it just perfect. Faith, this cake looks heavenly!!

  2. says

    This is why I love you! That bread is just completely droolworthy.
    Hi daaahling, I’ve tagged you in my most recent post. No pressure to follow trough though, only if you want to.
    *kisses* HH

  3. says

    Wonderfully put, Faith! I love weekends when I can feel relaxed to cook and bake and I’m starting to feel the baking urge again with summer ending soon. What a beautiful loaf of bread and filled with healthy goodies!

    My mother collected old jars like that and she gave me quite a few but I don’t know if I have one with the metal still attached to it. I’ll have to look!

  4. says

    I have an old jar just like that – mine is clear – blue is much prettier! The blueberry loaf is beautiful! The perfect treat for a weekend breakfast. Have a good one!

  5. says

    Yum, yum, yummy! Quick breads and muffins are pretty much the only baked goods I like to healthify, and this is right up my alley! Such pretty pics, Faith!

  6. says

    Sigh. Now I really wish I started off my Saturday with some white chocolate drizzle and some blueberry oat loaf heaven. I need to get to a store!

  7. says

    I’ll bet your house smells like heaven when that’s baking! I’d love a piece of that for breakfast… And I absolutely agree with you about the joy of finding vintage kitchen stuff!

  8. Mz. Bee in TX says

    I have those same coffee cups, actually a partial set of dishes of what is left from my Grandmother’s kitchen. The bread looks very inviting.

  9. says

    Beautiful blueberry loaf! That would make a fine breakfast, or a great treat any time of day. (My co-workers would love it!) I love your Ball jar, but I also love your Currier and Ives- my mom has a set that she got at the A&P grocery store years and years ago. :)

  10. says

    Faith, can I swoon now? Actually, can I enjoy the entire loaf first and then swoon? This looks SO delicious. Love the white chocolate drizzle too. I can’t wait to try making this!

  11. says

    The only time I wake up to birds chirping is when they decide to build a nest on our roof- but they always start chirping way to early in the morning ;) This loaf looks delicious! And I love the chocolate drizzle on the top- it makes it look extra delicious!

  12. says

    Absolutely gorgeous, I’d love to have this on my breakfast table! Just found your blog, and so glad I did. Looking forward to scrolling through some of your previous entries!

  13. says

    Delicious! This bread loaf looks amazing. If we lived closer I would come over and steal a slice right now :) I love that old jar too. My dad has tons of them. I have yet to steal one….haha.

  14. says

    Your post is just stunning! What a beautiful loaf. I also love making quickbread on the weekends. Great minds think alike! Thank you for sharing another delightful and creative recipe. I hope you had a lovely weekend, and I’m hoping you have an even lovelier week. Blessings from this hot state of Texas!

  15. says

    I’m going away with friends next weekend, and was trying to think of something “breakfast-y” to bring along. I think I just found it… looks great!

  16. says


    I wish that I’d had this when I woke up this morning. It looks mouthwatering, which I write all the time on your blog, I fear. Sorry for my lack of creativity in complimenting your marvelous culinary creations.

  17. says


    Love that you used white chocolate instead of icing. This loaf looks wonderful and definitely something I’d love to wake up to. Doesn’t matter what kind of batter or what kind of shape, I’d surely eat this with a big smile on my face.

  18. says

    Love the vintage Ball jar! and, I’m with you—the white chocolate drizzle is beautiful, but I’d rather have it without–and slather some sweet butter or cream cheese on the slice. Making (and eating!) quick breads like this are such a nice way to spend a Saturday morning.

  19. says

    Vintage accessories in the kitchen as well as a scrumptious berry cake for breakfast…your spoiling us Faith ;o)

    Quite honestly, as much as I will mostly start off my morning with a healthy bowl of fruits…I would sinfully much prefer a slice of cake please ;O))

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  20. says

    I found this recipe and your blog via Pinterest. I made this bread the other day and have been really enjoying it with my tea each morning. It’s delicious. I just posted about the recipe on my blog. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *