Yogurt is the secret to this moist and delicious Blueberry Oatmeal breakfast bread. Leftovers make a fantastic french toast!
When it comes to healthy holiday baking, yogurt is your friend. Not only is yogurt an excellent source of calcium, protein and Vitamin D but it adds moisture and texture to pancakes, muffins and more.
If you’re looking for an easy edible holiday gift or a homemade treat to give as a hostess gift, Blueberry Oatmeal Bread is the answer. In a time of year when we often find ourselves knee-deep in fudge, cookies, and egg nog, it is nice to receive a gift that you can dive into without any guilt.
Another idea? Make a few loaves ahead of time and freeze to get a head start on the season. Not giving it away? Slice and freeze individually wrapped servings in plastic to pop in the microwave when you need a fast and nutritious breakfast or snack to go.
Your skinny jeans are waiting.
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oats old fashioned or quick cooking
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup toasted wheat germ
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups low fat plain yogurt such as Stonyfield
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease a bread pan with non-stick spray or butter.
In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, oats, sugar, wheat germ, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
Using an electric stand mixer, beat together yogurt, oil, vanilla and eggs over medium speed. Slowly add dry ingredients until just combined then remove from mixer.
Carefully fold in the blueberries then pour batter into the bread pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before serving or wrapping as a gift.
For more breakfast ideas, check out my Healthy Breakfast Recipes board!
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