Friday, June 18, 2010

Blueberry Bread

Good morning!'s been a busy week for us.  We have set up our guest room.  I taught my first class.  We've had many days of errands and being really busy.  I got my hair done yesterday.  I'm so excited about it, I can't wait to try different things with it.   I'll tell you more about that later and maybe some pictures.  We bought some new bikes for our kids and have taken some family bike rides.  It was an adventure to say the least.  We made a summer list of things to do as a family (I read about this on another blog) and we're super excited to get to it!

Here's some random things we came up with!

camping, smores, caving, climbing/rappelling, biking on some trails (we bought the kids mountain bikes), King's Island (amusement park), go somewhere we've never been before (staying not too far from home), pool party, explore our hometown, Visit the children's museum in Indy, rent a boat, go fishing, Attend a baseball game and many more.

Anyway, onto the recipes...this is from a book I won a while ago called Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms  by Jane Doiron I've been cooking and baking my way through it.  Jane has some great tips for busy cooks and people in general.  I love all the tips and preps to make things ahead.  I haven't been using them for some of the recipes I've tried but I do think it's great for someone who is working and needs that extra step done ahead of time.  I also like the fact that she is also a teacher too.  I thought I would share this recipe for Blueberry Bread.  It's super easy, I made it in about 10 minutes.  My kids have been enjoying it for breakfast.

Blueberry Bread

1/3 cup canola oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup walnuts optional
1 1/4 cups blueberries (mix with 1 tsp. flour)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan with nonstick spray.  In a small bowl, blend the oil, egg, vanilla, and milk.  In a large mixing bowl, stir the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together.  Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until combined.  Add the walnuts and carefully fold in the blueberries and walnuts.  Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pan.  Bake for 65 minutes.  It will be done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  *Please note*Mine was done at around 50 minutes or so.  Cool on a wire rack.

Freezing Directions:  When the bread is completely cooled, wrap bread in plastic wrap and place in labeled freezer bag.  Freeze up to 2 months.

You can see Jane's link on my sidebar to go to her blog and you can purchase her book too. 

Happy Baking!



  1. Hi Carey,
    Wow, you sound like you have been a busy Mamma!
    That's quite the list, sounds fun.
    Thanks for the recipe, I love anything blueberry!

  2. Looks like you have quite a fun list of activities. When we lived in Ohio, we had yearly passes to Kings Island. Such a fun place.. great water park too! That sounds like a book I think I need to check out.

  3. I was going to make some Maine blueberry cake today, but this recipe looks too good to resist!

    So glad you're busy and looking forward to LOTS of summertime fun...

  4. Mmmmm, sounds good! Thanks for the

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  5. Yummo! Gonna try this. My son prefers blueberry muffins for his birthday cake. This will be something I can try for Father's Day to see if it will work for his birthday!!!!!Thanks...
    ★ Linda ★

  6. Hi Carey,
    Thanks so much for your recent visit. To answer your question, I bought my cherry dishtowels and pot holders at Home Goods.
    So glad you left a comment so that I could come by and discover your adorable blog. I have added it to my favorites so that I can come back and explore some more :-)
    It sounds like your family is in for a fun summer. What a great idea to make a list.
    I have blueberries in the fridge and this recipe sounds so good. I must try it. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Summer!!