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Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Last week, I really was in the mood for blueberry muffins.  The blueberries are so good right now!  But, as what seems to be a reoccurring theme these days, all of my muffin pans are packed away in storage.   My favorite recipe is so yummy yet healthy…made with whole wheat flour and oatmeal.

As I do have loaf pans in the apartment, I decided to search on Pinterest for a similar blueberry bread.  The first one that popped up was this fabulous looking Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

So I decided to give it a shot.  Of course, I modified it a bit.  Here’s my version:

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread
     makes 1 loaf
1 C old fashioned oats
1/2 C oat flour {or blend 1/2 C oats in food processor or blender}
1 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 C non fat, plain Greek yogurt
1 pack unsweetened apple sauce
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 C sugar
1-2 C blueberries*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf dish with baking spray with flour in it, such as Baker’s Joy or the Pillsbury brand. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, oat flour, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk or mix together the yogurt, apple sauce, eggs and vanilla. Add in the sugar and mix.

*After the blueberries have been washed, mix them with 1-2 tablespoons of the dry ingredient mixture until they are coated. This way, the blueberries won’t sink to the bottom of the bread.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet a little at a time and gently mix until everything is incorporated. Add the blueberries to batter and gently fold in. Pour batter into a loaf bread pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until bread is fully cooked and a tooth pick comes out clean.

Let cool for a few minutes then tip bread out of pan to cool on a cooling rack.
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The original recipe calls for 1/4 cup of vegetable oil.  I was going to add 1/4 cup of coconut oil but I put in the microwave to liquefy and forgot about it.  It really didn’t need it.  The bread isn’t too sweet and is hearty from the oatmeal.  Jerry and I both loved it!

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