This healthy blueberry oatmeal bread is my new favorite breakfast… and dessert… oh yeah, snack too! Plus, it’s vegetarian, so I’m sure it will be your new favorite too!
Today I am going to show you how to make a healthy blueberry oatmeal bread recipe that’s perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert.
And I’m not saying this because I like it so much that I just can’t stop eating. It really is suitable for all 3 meals and I’ll explain why throughout the article.
Oh, and best of all it’s vegetarian. I know it’s been a while since my last vegetarian dessert, so I figured it’s time to catch up.
This homemade blueberry oatmeal bread is also an excellent way to make your kids eat (gobble up, actually) their breakfast. No child will skip breakfast when it tastes like a dessert, right?
More healthy breakfast recipe:
- Chia Seed Pudding With Mango Smoothie
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Pumpkin Spice Pancakes With Coffee Extract
Moreover, you can serve it as a snack and replace the junk food in their (or even your) diet and they won’t hate you for it. Although they might be slightly resilient at first because giving up sugar is like giving up smoking (not an easy task, trust me!)
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that this is a healthy blueberry oatmeal bread because it doesn’t have any sugar in it.
I sweetened it with raw honey so we can say it’s safe to indulge in more than just a few slices.
Now let me show you a few tricks that will help you make the best blueberry oatmeal bread ever.
How to make blueberry oatmeal bread at home – Best Tips & Tricks
1. Adapt the recipe to your taste
Even though I haven’t yet met somebody that doesn’t like blueberries, I am going to assume they exist and for them, I have the following tip.
You can replace the blueberries with any kind of berries, like blackberries, chopped or diced strawberries, cranberries or even diced peach.
But make sure you don’t add more than a cup as the batter will be too runny and it won’t get puffed as it should.
Furthermore, you can adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less honey.
I served it for breakfast so I didn’t use that much, but if you plan to serve the blueberry oatmeal bread for dessert (or have a massive sweet tooth) you can add an extra spoon of honey.
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Now let’s move on to the next trick.
2. How to serve this healthy blueberry oatmeal bread
If serving it for breakfast, you really need to try it with a dollop of greek or coconut yogurt, fresh berries on top and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey. This combo is truly amazing.
Or, you can warm it up, spread a thick layer of butter right after you take it out of the oven and have it with your morning coffee. Trust me, it’s crazy delish!
But if you have it for dessert, then you must pair it with a scoop or two of ice cream. I am pretty sure this will be your new favorite summer dessert.
3. How to keep this homemade blueberry oatmeal bread
You can store it in an airtight container and keep it on the counter for up to 3 days or you can freeze it for up to 3 months.
If you’re going for the second option, it’s best to slice it first and then freeze each slice in Ziploc bags. This way, whenever you want a quick bite you’ll just need to reheat a few slices.
4. How to tell when it’s baked
Do the toothpick test.
Don’t know what that is?
No worries, it’s quite easy.
First, check the outside crust of your blueberry oatmeal bread. If it’s not well cooked, let it bake a little longer.
Then you need to check the inside. Just stick a toothpick all the way through, into the top-middle of the bread, and if it comes out clean it’s done. If not, place it back into the oven but do the test at short intervals so you won’t burn the bread.
If the outside is browned but the inside is not done yet, it’s best to cover it in foil or parchment paper and return it to the oven.
And that was it. Now you are ready to make the best blueberry oatmeal bread ever.
So let’s summarize the key points, for the foodies that like to scan the article instead of reading it bit by bit (like yours truly 🙂 )
- You can use any kind of berries you like and here are a few good ideas: blackberries, chopped or diced strawberries, cranberries or even diced peach.
- Adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less honey.
- Store it in airtight containers for up to 3 days, or slice and freeze it in Ziploc bags for up to 3 months.
- Do the toothpick test to see when it’s done. Insert a toothpick all the way through and if it comes out clean it means it’s done. If not, return it and bake further but do this test at short intervals so you won’t overcook the oatmeal bread.
Now fire up the ovens and let’s make this healthy blueberry oatmeal bread recipe.
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Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Bread Recipe
- 1 cup (150g) blueberries and raspberries - washed and pat dried
- 1 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (45g) old fashioned oats
- a pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup (180ml) raw honey
- 1/4 cup (60g) coconut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup (80ml) buttermilk
- honey, fresh blueberries, Greek yogurt, fresh mint
- Heat the oven to 160C/320°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Toss the berries with 2 Tbsp flour. This will prevent them from setting on the bottom of the pan and keep them scattered throughout the batter.
- In a large bowl, mix together the remaining flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, coconut butter, honey, and vanilla.
- Add the egg mixture to the flour and oats mixture, and whisk until there's no more dry flour.
- Gently fold the berries into the batter.
- Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. The loaf is done when the top is raised and dry, and when a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Let it cool on a rack for at least 20 minutes before slicing.
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I’m really looking forward to trying this recipe! I was thinking of using monk fruit instead of honey, and almond flour instead of all purpose flour. Do you think it would work? All of your recipes look delicious!!
Thanks for reading my blog and trying my recipes!
Yes, you can use monk fruit instead of honey (to your taste).
About the flour, I haven’t tried it with almond yet, so I can’t say whether it will work for sure. But oat flour works fine, or you can try a mix of oat and almond flour.
Let me know how it comes out 🙂
This looks like a really good recipe and can’t wait to give it a try. I am not familiar with coconut butter. Is it ok to use the same amount of regular butter? I am not a vegetarian so that would not be an issue.
That should work just fine and I would suggest melting it.
While this is a great recipe, it would be inaccurate to say it doesn’t have sugar – raw honey has about 16g of sugar per tablespoon! and there’s 3/4 cups in the recipe! of course it is natural sugar, but it’s still sugar and you should be careful about how much you consume. Replacing granulated white sugar with raw honey makes little to no difference in terms of how healthy it is.
that being said, this is a really great recipe – definitely worth indulging in!
So glad you like my recipe and thanks for pointing this out. It’s actually an interesting topic 🙂
You’re right, honey contains sugar, like many fruits and even some veggies. However, this sugar is different than the normal one, because it is unprocessed.
Normal sugar is highly processed and has been associated with lots of illnesses whilst honey has less glucose and fructose, no preservatives or additives, and also contains some vitamins.
That’s why I try to stay away from the regular one and replace it with honey (as much as I can). I see it as a healthier alternative which is often necessary because making a good dessert 100% sugar-free is not an easy job 🙂
I’ll try to specify this info within the article.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and contributing!