Monday, July 27, 2015

Blueberry Tea Bread … and other blueberry treats!

My dad has been sharing the bounty from his garden once again, which means green beans, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and the sweet treat of yummy ripe blueberries! This weekend, I was in the mood to experiment with some blueberries and once again used Greek yogurt in place of sour cream in a tea bread. The result was a moist and spongy tea bread, a perfect light, fruity treat with my afternoon cup of tea.

Here's the recipe if you'd like to try it for yourself, and below are links to some other blueberry treats in case you, too, are in the mood to bake with blueberries!

Blueberry Almond Tea Bread

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons almonds, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ingredients in order listed, mixing well after each addition. Pour batter into 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan prepared with cooking spray and/or lined with parchment paper. Bake for 50 minutes. Yields 1 loaf. Delicious served warm. Refrigerate any leftovers. (Question: I keep trying to get my blueberries not to sink in the batter, so I covered them all with flour and they *still* sank. Do any of you know another trick to prevent the sinking? It doesn't affect the taste, but I do think the tea bread would be prettier with evenly distributed blueberries in each slice!)

Links to other blueberry treats and recipes (shown clockwise from top right in the collage photo):

Brown Sugar Blueberry Cookies
Blueberry and Vanilla Muffins
• Sweet Tea with Blueberry-infused Simple Syrup
Blueberry Pound Cake
Blueberry Crumb Bars


  1. This looks delicious! I love blueberry everything! I've tried the coating in flour trick, and like your experience, mine sank to the bottom.

  2. Good morning! That tea bread looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  3. Hi Angela, Your recipe sounds delicious,I have fresh blueberries on hand . I am going to make it and take it to work. Thank you

  4. I do love blueberries in everything. Your bread looks delicious! Tomorrow I plan to make blueberry muffins or a coffee cake. Now you have my mouth watering for blueberries.

  5. Yum. This sounds delicious!

  6. Blueberries - so yummy and so delicious! I'm tempted to try your recipe, but I'm 'trying' to watch my calories before Tiffany's wedding. I LOVE blueberries and have them most every morning on my oatmeal. I'm enjoying them while the price is low, before they skyrocket after the season ends. Love your photography in this post!

  7. Delicious recipe! Nothing like fresh vegetables from the garden, your Dad sounds wonderful, Angela.

  8. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It sounds so good.


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