Bigpittstop Oatmeal Blueberry Bread Coffee Break | @bigpittstop

This has been a super long week. My grandfather passed away last weekend and I spent part of the week in Texas. And when you come home from a week in Texas, you always come home with a cooler of leftovers. I’m ok with leftovers so that’s usually a good deal for me!

Because of gracious friends, we had lots to eat and munch on including lots of fruit (note: fruit is such a great idea when families are gathering.  We had plenty of sweet tea and bundt cakes but the fruit made me feel better about munching!).

I noticed last night that the bag of blueberries were getting a little mushy so when I woke up this morning with a sweet tooth, I went on the hunt for something that included blueberries and ingredients I might already have on hand. A quick Pintetest search got me several possibilities and I narrowed it down to the Oatmeal Blueberry Loaf from Betty Crocker.

Oatmeal Blueberry Bread Recipe Card | @bigpittstop
 

Of course I had to do a few changes because…that’s what I do! The milk at my house was a little chunky but thankfully I had one of those little cans of evaporated milk. It was 1 oz. short of the 6 I needed, so I added a little bit of coffee creamer. I know that breakfast breads are usually a “tight dough” so I thought getting all the liquid in there would be helpful. I’ve heard that tossing your berries in flour keeps them from floating to the bottom so a quick toss and then stirred them in. The recipe offers an option to sprinkle the tops with loose oats and I did that. But I also had a few candied pecans I made left over from a salad so I sprinkled those on top before I put the loaves in the oven.

One constant obstacle at my house is how to make a recipe single girl friendly. Usually that means putting things in portions I can freeze later. So this one fell in suit. Instead of one big loaf, I made 4 mini loaves. I already have a plan for one extra loaf and I’ll put the other 2 in the freezer for a “love gift” later. 
I know my Papa would be proud to know that love gift of fruit that was brought to honor him has made its way to a sweet breakfast treat that will bless others. Afterall, he is the one to taught me the trick that people always welcome you when you show up with food in your hand!