Blueberry Almond Brown Bread

Serve your family this homemade crunchy bread that’s made using blueberries, almonds and oats – a tasty brown bread recipe.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups white whole wheat flour
1/2
cup old-fashioned oats
1/3
cup ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal
1/2
cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4
cup chopped blanched slivered almonds
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup dried blueberries or currants
1 2/3
cups buttermilk
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
tablespoon old-fashioned oats

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir flour, 1/2 cup oats, the flaxseed, brown sugar, almonds, baking soda and salt. Add blueberries; stir to coat in flour mixture. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla just until mixed. Spread in pan; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon oats.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and top is golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing.

Expert Tips

Brown breads have a classic crispy crust that has a tendency to make testing for doneness tricky (the crust can cause the toothpick to look clean as it is pulled out). When checking for doneness on this bread, the toothpick should be dry rather than having a sticky or moist feeling to it.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.