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Blueberry Orange Bread

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)




Photo of Blueberries © Diana Rattray
Try this recipe for blueberry orange bread, made with blueberries, orange peel and orange juice. A simple orange and honey glaze is drizzled over the warm bread.

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice or orange juice concentrate
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • .
  • Topping:
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice or orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons honey


Combine butter and boiling water in a small bowl; add 2 tablespoons grated orange peel and 1/2 cup orange juice.

In a mixing bowl, beat egg and granulated sugar with an electric hand-held mixer until light. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; beat into the egg mixture a little at a time, alternating with orange juice mixture and ending with flour mixture.

Fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the topping, combine 1 teaspoon orange zest, 2 tablespoons orange juice, and 2 tablespoons honey; stir until well blended. Spoon over hot bread; let cool.

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 4 out of 5
, Member jabrandner

This is really good and fairly easy to make. Only thing I would recommend is to not use a cup of blueberries, maybe cut it down to a bit over half a cup. Kinda takes out a bit of the orange taste. Icing is a bit liquidy as well. Still working on perfecting it :) Overall though....DELISH! :)

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