Pinterest Baking Quest: Death by Blueberry Oatmeal Loaf

Do you have some summer berries you need to use up? Boy, do I have the perfect recipe for you! This Blueberry Oatmeal Loaf from foodiecrush is to die for. In this recipe I explore another quick and easy recipe from Pinterest and add as much of my “Hood” flare to it by making my own oat flour. So simple, quick, delicious, and deadly! 

Happy National Blueberry Muffin Day!

I’m not going to lie, I had no idea that it was blueberry muffin day, or maybe I would have made muffins instead of a loaf! This recipe could be used as muffins though! So, I’m just gonna go with the whole blueberry theme and pretend it was all planned.

I had to google it to be honest…and google said it was today so there is no question right?

What are the chances that I decided to make blueberry bread on national blueberry muffin day? I’m sorry but it must be more than coincidence. God woke me up this morning and said “Go forth and make some blueberry bread today”. Thank you Jesus for blueberries and berries in general cause they make life a little bit sweeter and my conscience feel a little less guilty.

How I made this recipe different than the original recipe…

First of all, there is nothing wrong with the original recipe. Heidi, from foodiecrush does a fabulous job with keeping the ingredients simple and she had healthy substitutions.

I was feeling adventurous (which could be a scary thing) and decided to substitute one thing only. The flour. This recipe calls for 2 cups of all purpose flour.  I decided that I wanted to stick with the oatmeal  theme and threw 2 cups of old fashioned oats into my food processor. I was actually surprised about how well the “flour” turned out.

If you do this recipe the way I am doing it, you will need a total of 2-1/2 cups of old fashioned oats.

Sidenote: Can we just all acknowledge how expensive it is for oat flour at the store? Old fashioned oats are cheaper and you can get close to the same result. Obviously my flour was a little bit more “grainier” than the store bought, but this was simple, easy to make, and more cost effective. (ya dig?)

Get to the flippen’ recipe Hood!

Ok! Ok!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 cup of sugar (I use all natural cane sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)- melted but slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (or a little more!)
  • 1/2 cup of oats (I used Old Fashioned Oats- not processed through food processor)
  •  1 cup of blueberries (be sure to wash em’)

Spoiler Alert:

My final loaf was a tad crumbly (but oh so yummy). I’m assuming due to the oat flour. I wondered if you added a couple of whisked egg whites to this recipe if that would help it stay together more? Just a thought.

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In Heidi’s notes she says that you should adjust temperature if you know your oven runs hot. Our oven definitely does, so I actually put it on 350 degrees F. I did this because you bake this bread for about 45-55 mins and I didn’t want the top to be burning and the middle to still be doughy.

2. Spray down a 9×5 inch loaf pan, and line with parchment paper or butter and flour. Whatever tickles your fancy.

3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar

4. In a separate bowl mix the egg, yogurt, vanilla, and butter together

5. The swamp meets the dessert(did I lose you?). Mix together the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.

6. Stir the oats in and slowly stir the blueberries in so they don’t pop and make your bread blue. Or do.

7. Put batter into the pan, decorate with a couple of those luscious blueberries if you have some leftover.

8. Throw that baby into the oven and bake 45-55 mins and voila!

Although I don’t think there should be any hesitation in making this whatsoever, I understand if you aren’t standing in your kitchen. Save this recipe on Pinterest for later so you can jump to it when you get home!

** I set my timer for 30 mins since our oven runs hot to kind of see where my little loaf was at. I ended up adding about 15-20 mins once I checked at 30 mins.**

Pull that baby out and let er’ cool- unless you’re like me and have ZERO self control. Who has two thumbs and loves bread of any kind? This girl. I already had a little dollop of butter waiting to melt on top.

This bread was crumbly, but we already knew that from my spoiler alert. I told you my theories. We can all crumble sometimes but that doesn’t make us any less awesome.

I want to know ya’ll’s thoughts! I absolutely loved this bread. It’s not full of sugar and the oats made it pretty filling. I will absolutely be making this again. Hide it from everyone so you know you don’t have to share!

Lactose free people: What about trying 1 cup of bananas instead of yogurt? I’m no pro but I thought it would help keep it moist.

Thanks for reading peeps!

Life in the Hood was oh so good today. 

Want more recipes? 

Try the Great depression chocolate cake recipe that I made for the 4th of July, or my homemade plum jam.

Not a cook? 

That’s fine too.. check out my DIY section and some of my homemade signs.

 

2 Comments

  • Brittany July 11, 2018 at 5:03 pm Reply

    I don’t want to die eating it, but holy cow that looks fantastic. Love the simple ingredients too! Looks like you probably got a lot of laundry done today!! 😝 I think there is some extra moist blueberry loaf in my future.

  • hillaryhood08 July 11, 2018 at 5:09 pm Reply

    You might go to blueberry heaven though!! And what laundry?!?! I wasn’t aware! haha Let me know what you think it you make it! I was also thinking it would be kid friendly if put in muffin form!

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