Refreshing Blueberry Bread Maker Recipes for Hot Summer Days

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Blueberry Bread Loaf

Blueberry Bread Loaf

Fruit breads are delicious. But perhaps as we move into the final days of summer, there are none more tasty than blueberry loaves.

These give us a burst of sweet, nostalgic flavor, while providing us with the hearty and sustaining comfort of a bread.

The best bread makers for these deserts or sweet snacks will be one with an easy-out coated pan and relatively low temperature ranges.

As well, it will offer you the option to bake quick breads, which don’t require a rising or resting period.

Check out the bread maker reviews online to find the best one for your budget and your baking preferences.

2 Refreshing Blueberry Bread Maker Recipes for Summer Fiesta

Classic Blueberry Pecan Loaf

This isn’t a dessert or “quick” bread, as you might expect. Rather, it more closely resembles raisin bread.

As such, it’s a nice spin on a classic, sweet loaf that you can slice and toast for breakfast or a light snack.

The best bread maker for this particular recipe will be equipped with settings to handle the denser texture of traditional breads with fresh or dried fruits and nuts incorporated.

If you’re unsure of whether a particular model has the Right Stuff to keep you in blueberry toast for the foreseeable future, check out bread maker reviews, which can be found online.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 c white flour, all purpose
  • 1 c whole milk
  • 1.5 c fresh blueberries, (reconstituted dry or frozen work just fine)
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 4.5 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ c chopped pecans

Preparation:
Cream together eggs with the sugar until smooth. Then, add the oil and milk. In a separate bowl, sift together your dry ingredients, tossing in your berries and pecans to coat them and prevent clumping or sinking. Combine mixtures, blending until smooth.

Pour your batter into your bread maker’s pan, greasing first if the metal is not coated. Bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 60 minutes. Allow the bread to cool mostly in the machine after baking, but turn the loaf out while still warm for easy removal.

Blueberry Bread Loaf Fresh from the Bread Maker

Blueberry Bread Loaf Fresh from the Bread Maker

Sweet Summer Bread

This lemon blueberry bread is like a slice of summer afternoon light. While it’s a bit more on the decadent side, it’s also a perfect desert on a chilly evening, when summer is still months away.

The best bread maker for this type of quick desert bread will offer you a coated baking pan, and easy removal for cleaning.

As well, it will offer even heat distribution ensuring thorough baking of a variety of bread types.

Ingredients:
Bread:

  • 1 c packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 c fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ c butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ c all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ c whole milk
  • 1 c blueberries (I prefer dried, because their sweetness is more concentrated. But fresh or frozen are ideal for this.)
  • ¾ c chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds
  • 3 tbsp lemon zest

Glaze:

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Preparation:
First, in a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Then, separately, beat together the butter, sugar, lemon juice, and eggs. Add flour ¼ at a time, mixing well after each addition. Last, fold in the blueberries, nuts, and zest.

Then, pour into your baking pan, greasing first if it’s not non-stick coated. The best bread maker for this type of bread will have a coated pan, and offer you the ability to bake without using a bread cycle for yeasted breads.

Bake for 70 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan after baking, then transfer it to a wire rack.

For the glaze, simply melt together the juice and white sugar in a saucepan and use a large spoon to drizzle it over the warm bread. Then cool completely.

Grab Your Bread Maker and Give it a Try

Bread maker reviews will help you narrow your options when it comes time to purchase a machine for your kitchen.

Just remember to read both positive and negative examples for each model, in order to obtain an accurate idea of any trouble shooting issues you may encounter.

Bonus: I tried this recipe on my Breadman TR520. The bread turned out well, beyond what I had expected!

Image credit: Justin Snow and tracy benjamin

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