Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

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This moist and healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Bread is made with creamy yogurt, plump blueberries and warm cinnamon. It’s ideal for freezing and perfect for breakfast or even dessert!  

Sliced Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Bread is an excellent option for a fast and nutritious breakfast. We love to use leftovers for french toast the next day. It’s not too heavy and has just the right amount of sweetness.

Liz Adding Oats

As we head into the blueberry season, this moist, hearty, and delicious bread recipe is the perfect way to use up any fresh or frozen berries you have on hand. Want to throw in raspberries or strawberries? Be my guest. The more variety the merrier.

Liz mixing ingredients for Blueberry Oatmeal Bread
Liz combining blueberries

Benefits of using yogurt for baking

When it comes to healthy baking, yogurt is your friend. Not only is yogurt an excellent source of calcium, protein, and Vitamin D,  it also adds moisture and texture to pancakes, muffins, and more.  Additionally, the acidity in yogurt helps activate baking soda, which can make baked goods fluffy and light. You can substitute it for sour cream, mayonnaise, or crème fraîche. Get the same taste but with less guilt!

Liz mixing ingredients

Using whole wheat pastry flour for baking

Whole Wheat Pastry Flour is 100% stone ground from the finest soft white wheat. In addition, it has a lower protein content than regular whole wheat flour, and it makes tender wholegrain baked goods like breads, pie crusts, muffins, and pastries. It retains the nutrients of the bran and germ.

liz pouring batter into pan

Freezing and storing for later

If you wrap it in plastic wrap and keep it air-tight in a freezer bag, you can store Blueberry Oatmeal Bread for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Liz adding blueberries to pan

Feel free to use either fresh or frozen blueberries. They add natural sweetness and flavor. They’re also packed with antioxidants, fiber, and minerals.

Liz holding blueberry oatmeal bread

Whether you’re giving it as a gift or enjoying it yourself, Blueberry Oatmeal Bread is truly healthy enough for breakfast but tasty enough for dessert.

Fresh Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

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Blueberry Oatmeal Bread on a plate

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

4.60 stars average
This moist and healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Bread is made with creamy yogurt, plump blueberries and warm cinnamon. It's ideal for freezing and perfect for breakfast or even dessert!  
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
TOTAL: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 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 Flax seed meal ((add 1/2 cup more flour if you don't have flax seed meal))
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups low fat plain yogurt (such as Stonyfield)
  • 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, flax seed meal, oats, sugar, 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.

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Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 29.1gProtein: 5.6gFat: 6.7gSaturated Fat: 0.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 223mgFiber: 3.1gSugar: 14.1g
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80 responses to “Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Bread”

  1. Alyssa (Everyday Maven) Avatar
    Alyssa (Everyday Maven)

    This would make a great gift. I have a flat of wild, organic blueberries in my deep freezer that I bought over the summer and need to be used up. This sounds like a good way!

  2. Jayne Avatar

    I just made some blueberry lemon buttermilk cake. Really should share it soon. Though, yours looks so nice and hearty!

  3. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts Avatar
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    I love making quick breads with yogurt. I always have some in the freezer. This blueberry and oatmeal sounds wonderful!

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      I need to get in the habit of making extra to freeze!! We ate two loaves including turning some into French toast. It was amazing! I hope you enjoy. :)

  4. addie | culicurious Avatar
    addie | culicurious

    This looks great, Liz :) I love that it’s freezable!

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      Me too!!! We froze a ton of sliced quick breads when we had A and I want to do it again. It’s so nice to pop in the microwave any time you need a healthy snack.

  5. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen Avatar
    Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen

    Slather me in oats and serve me up for breakfast. Yo. I love this!

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      haha I will slather you in oats any time baby!! xo

  6. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious Avatar
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Love this! It would be perfect breakfast food for me before I dart out the door for work!

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      Thank you!! It’s perfect for doing just that!! Let me know if you get to try it!

  7. Sheila Avatar

    MMm this looks like the perfect breakfast for me!

  8. Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) Avatar
    Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste)

    I can tell by the look of the photos alone that this bread is insanely moist! Can’t wait to hunt around for more goodies on your site!

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      Thank you so much! Let me know if you give it a try- we ended up having to make two loaves!

  9. Alexis @ Hummusapien Avatar
    Alexis @ Hummusapien

    I bet the addition of yogurt makes this super moist and delish!! Looks fab :)

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      I couldn’t believe how moist it turned out!! The wheat germ gives it a nice crunch too. :)

  10. Samantha Avatar

    I wanted to try to make blueberry oatmeal cookies but now I just want to make this bread!

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      Oooo cookies sound good too!! Make the bread because then you can turn it into French toast. ;-)