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The flavors of blueberries and oranges combine in this delicious quick bread.

Blueberry-Orange Loaf | www.tasteandtellblog.com

I’m taking a break from muffins this week, but I’m not going far. This week I’ve got a quick bread instead of muffins!!

This was another recipe I made for a family reunion. For some reason, whenever I see a fruit combined with a citrus, I just can’t resist. And the combination of blueberries and orange was just as good as I was hoping for. And I can’t help but think of all the other flavors that would go well together. Raspberry & lemon, strawberry & lime… and I think this recipe would adapt really well to any fruit or citrus that you decide to throw in. I think that is what is great about most muffin and quick bread recipes. You can always just throw in what looks good!

What flavor combinations are your favorite?

Blueberry-Orange Loaf
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The flavors of blueberries and oranges combine in this delicious quick bread.
Serves: 1 loaf (16 servings)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • zest of one orange
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1⅓ cups milk
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Grease the bottom and ½ inch up sides of one 9x5x3“ loaf pan or two 7½x3½x2” loaf pans; set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine blueberries, the 1 tablespoon flour and orange peel. Toss lightly to mix. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the 3 cups flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of dry mixture; set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl combine the egg mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in blueberry mixture.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan(s). Bake in a 350 degree oven about 1hour for 9x5x3“ loaf or 45-50min for 7½x3½x2” loaves or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. (If Necessary, cover with foil for the last 10-15min of baking to prevent overbrowning.) Cool in pan on wire rack for 10min. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

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22 Responses to Blueberry-Orange Loaf

  1. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says:

    I'm a blueberry lemon fan but the orange sounds intriguing! I'll bet it's great!

  2. Pam says:

    I would have never thought of combining blueberries with orange zest and juice. Sounds like it would be really good though. I like the mix of cherries and lemon in muffins, breads, pies or about anything! Great recipe you have!

  3. Taylor says:

    I've been on a quick bread kick so maybe I should switch to muffins now! Blueberry orange muffins….mmm sounds yummy!

  4. Jennifurla says:

    YUM o YUM, this looks so tasty. I bet it was even better the next day..if there way any left over

  5. kat says:

    I like your combination!

  6. Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) says:

    I love the combination of blueberry and citrus – I have a similar recipe for blueberry muffins with lemon glaze… This looks great though! Beautiful photo, too.

  7. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    A heavenly combo!



  8. Susi says:

    I love blueberries combined with orange, they go fantastic together. I think I might feel compelled to make this loaf for the weekend :o)

  9. Monet says:

    I love adding citrus to my quickbreads…perfect for all these summer berries. I too have been baking with a lot of blueberries, and I must say, I will be sad when the summer months are over!

  10. thepastrykook says:

    this must be so delicious! two of my favorite fruits combined! b:

  11. Joanne says:

    Loafs are some of my favorite things to have for breakfast. I mean, they are basically just muffins in bread form right?

    These sound delicious. I love pairing citrus with blueberries. I usually go lemon but I can see why orange would be appealing.

  12. Kim says:

    I love blueberries and lemon, or any citrus. I also love peaches and raspberries together.
    The loaf looks delicious. I bet Abbi loved it:)

  13. Abby says:

    I've never put blueberries and orange together before! Love it. And as for pairings, I really love blackberries and lime together.

  14. Julie says:

    I don't think I've ever had the combo of blueberry and orange, but I love them both so much, I'm sure I'd love it!

  15. Liz says:

    I think I have to make this!

  16. Jones says:

    oh my gosh! I got this recipe from my Mom a couple of years ago and yesterday I suddenly thought of, pulled it out of my recipe book and made it!

    I guess it was just a day for Orange/blueberry bread…and it is SO delicious!

  17. grace says:

    it seems like lemon-blueberry is the go-to fruit and citrus combo, but i much prefer orange-blueberry. great-looking loaf, deborah!

  18. Jen says:

    This looks absolutely wonderful! Orange and blueberry are two of my favourite flavours, too…In fact, I was considering whipping up an orange-blueberry (or lemon-blueberry) soup last week.

  19. Ingrid says:

    Love berries with citrus. Raspberry and lime is especially yummy.

  20. Chef Dennis says:

    yumm….our fresh blueberries are out and this would be a great loaf to make with them!
    thanks for sharing!

  21. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    I love citrusy desserts too!! This loaf looks delicious 🙂

  22. eatme_delicious says:

    Mmm I love orange zest in baked goods!

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