Blueberry Tea Bread

Blueberries are viewed by nutritionists as being among the healthiest of foods to eat. Anytime I see a "Top 10" healthy foods list in the media, blueberries are sure to be in the rankings. I love adding fresh blueberries to my oatmeal, yogurt, or cereal for breakfast, and I also love baking with blueberries. This Blueberry Tea Bread is a delicious way to enjoy these dandy little berries.

When fresh blueberries are brought home they should not be washed until just before use. Fresh, dry blueberries can be stored in the refrigerator for up to about ten days.

Blueberry Tea Bread

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups blueberries
2 eggs
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon orange zest
Powdered sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; stir in blueberries. In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, milk, oil, and orange zest until well blended. Add liquid mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour into prepared pan; bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan, then finish cooling on a wire rack. Sprinkle top with powdered sugar, if desired. Makes 1 loaf.

Blueberries can be grown in the home garden, and also do well as a potted patio plant. I plan to try growing some of my own blueberries for baking next spring.


  1. The bread looks and sounds delicious, Anita. I love that it has orange zest as one of the ingredients. Thank you for sharing your love for blueberries.

  2. Looks lovely ..tempted to try it out