White Chocolate-Iced Blueberry Loaf

A swirl of melted white chocolate adds a pretty final flourish to this quick bread, filled with berries and pecans.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Loaf

2 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1
cup granulated sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground allspice, if desired
1
cup buttermilk*
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
eggs
1 1/2
cups fresh or frozen (do not thaw) blueberries
1/2
cup chopped pecans

Icing

1/4
cup white vanilla baking chips
3
tablespoons powdered sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5-inch loaf pan. In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and allspice with spoon. Beat in buttermilk, butter and eggs until blended. Stir in blueberries and pecans. Spread batter in pan.
  • 2 Bake 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
  • 3 Run knife around edges of pan to loosen loaf. Remove loaf from pan; place on wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips on High 30 seconds. Stir until melted; if necessary, microwave in additional 10-second increments until melted. Beat in powdered sugar and enough milk until smooth and desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over loaf. Let stand until icing is set before storing.

Expert Tips

*To substitute for buttermilk, use 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice plus milk to make 1 cup.

This delicious loaf makes a great gift. Place toothpicks into the top surface of the loaf to protect the icing from sticking. Then wrap the loaf in colored cellophane and tie with a pretty bow.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.