Blueberry-Oat Breakfast Loaf
This breakfast bread is basically just muffin batter baked into loaf form. It’s similar to coffee cake, but not at all too sweet and has a tender, slightly chewy crumb. With healthy things like whole-wheat flour, oats, almonds, and blueberries, a cake-like breakfast works for me, and the pretty white-chocolate drizzle makes it special enough for entertaining.
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- 2 Cups fresh blueberries, or thawed and drained frozen
- 2 Cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan
- 2 Cups whole-wheat flour
- 2 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Cups low-fat milk
- 1/4 Cup canola oil
- 1 Teaspoon pure almond extract, or 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 Cups rolled oats
- 4 Tablespoons coarsely chopped raw, unsalted almonds
- 3 Ounces white chocolate
- 1 Teaspoon cocnut oil, or butter
- Butter, to grease the pan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter and flour 2 (8 1/2 inch long by 4 1/2 inch wide by 2 1/2 inch deep) loaf pans, or line them with parchment paper.
If you’re using fresh blueberries, measure out 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour and toss with the blueberries so they’re evenly coated.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs, then whisk in the milk, oil, and almond extract. Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet, being careful not to overmix. Fold in the oats and blueberries, pour the batter into the prepared pans, and sprinkle the almonds on top.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes. Cool completely before glazing.
To glaze, melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave; stir in the coconut oil until smooth. Drizzle the glaze on top of the bread and let it harden before cutting.