July 10, 2013

Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Lemon and blueberry is one of my favorite combinations and I am really glad my husband and daughter also enjoy this equally well. This almost guarantees that whenever I bake something using this delectable combination, it is quite satisfying to know that my family is going to enjoy it. Any recipe with this combo, be it a bread, muffin, pie, scones, crepe, cake- definitely catches my attention. Another recipe that is an all-time favorite in our family, is the Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Sugar Topping. Do try it out as its truly YUM!

Recently, while gawking through Pinterest and noshing over the gorgeous food, I saw this Blueberry bread recipe that looked really delicious and hearty. I modified the recipe a bit to incorporate the ingredients that I always have in my pantry but nevertheless the results were amazing. We made about 3 loaves last week and its all almost gone already. I know we definitely seem to consume a lot but at the same time I am happy to be able to feed my lovely family something nice for breakfast during the busy weekdays :) 

The bread is really moist with oodles of succulent blueberries in it and the texture is sort of a hybrid between that of a cake and a bread. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Recipe mostly adapted from here

Yields - 1 loaf
1 Cup - Old fashioned oats
1/2 Cup - Oats {blend in food processor to make flour}
1 Cup - All purpose flour
1 1/2 Tsp - Baking powder
1/2 Tsp - Baking soda
1/4 Tsp - Salt
1 1/2 Cup - Plain yogurt
1/4 Cup - Oil
2 - Eggs
3/4 Cup - Sugar
1 Cup - Blueberries
1 1/2 Tsp - Lemon Zest
3 Tsp - Flax seed Powder (optional)
1 Tablespoon - Oats for topping (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Line the baking pan with parchment paper or spray with oil
  • In a bowl, mix together the oats, oat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of this mixture to the blueberries. This is to ensure that the berries don't sink to the bottom of the bread
  • In the stand mixer bowl, add yogurt, oil and eggs. 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture in 3 batches and mix until everything is well incorporated. 
  • Gently fold in the blueberries and lemon zest
  • Pour batter into the prepared bread pan and sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of oats on top
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes then take the bread out of pan; allow it to cool on a cooling rack. 
Notes and Tips
  • Mix the blueberries with flour before adding it to the batter.This is to ensure that the berries don't sink to the bottom of the bread
  • Don't skip the lemon zest - Its highly recommended
  • Since this bread contains fresh blueberries I recommend refrigeration. Just heat the slice for about 8-9 seconds in the microwave before enjoy it


  1. Beautiful oatmeal bread looks super,amazing clicks.

  2. Shema, this looks moist and yummy. I would like that for my breakfast tomorrow. And about gawking on fg...I try to stay away during the nights otherwise i'm always on a sugar rush.:)

  3. Shema, I loved ur food - but I am more in love with the pics you have clicked - Your pics are so beautiful!

    if only i had a tenth of your photography skills!

  4. like the color composition shema.. sounds like a healthy bread.. wish to try it now..

  5. OMG! The cake looks so lovely & I too love lemon & blueberries. This is next on my todolist. I love your pictures Shema! How do you manage to click such bright shots. Are these clicked in day light? I really need to learn some photography tips from u

    1. Thanks Sheela. Yes - These picture we clicked in day light

  6. That loaf looks so moist and healthy. I can almost taste the flavor of lemon in it. Nice snaps too !!!

  7. It looks absolutely delicious...pics r so amazing..

  8. This looks wonderful! I know my family would love it. And the picture of the lemons in the bowl is INCREDIBLE.

  9. Looks wonderful Shema.. Love all the clicks which are rich in blueberry, my fav fruit.. Gotta try this one some time !!

  10. Looks delicious and moist.. Nice clicks.

  11. That's a perfect bread for tomorrow's breakfast!

  12. You most certainly can't go wrong with the flavors of summer here. So moist and delicious :)

  13. Blueberry and lemon are two of my favs too! This bread looks divine!
    I cannot wait to try it!

  14. This looks particularly good and moist. Combination of lemon and blueberries are perfect for a Summer dessert!

  15. I love baking with oat flour and blueberries are my fave. Great recipe, thanks for sharing.

  16. bread looks tender and luscious with those beautiful berries spread on top,yummm :-)

  17. I love anything with oatmeal! I am sure this would make a wonderful start for the day with a cup of tea

  18. Looks simply awesome...Saw this lemon blueberry bread yest on Tasty Kitchen as well and was thinking it would be yummy!

  19. Beautiful photos! The colors look wonderful together! And the bread is mouthwatering!

  20. Gorgeous clicks..blueberry bread looks super delicious and healthy..
    first time here..
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  21. my fav combination too, Shema! my lil one is especially partial to blueberries, bookmarking this for her :-)

  22. First time to your blog, and so glad I found it. Your pics are great...what a beautiful cake! I have gotto try it.

  23. Wow!!! What a gorgeous coffee cake, Shema! It looks so moist and delish...

  24. Lemon & blueberry is a fab combination. This looks wonderful.


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