Treat the family with homemade blueberry bread and french toast


Winter weather seems to beg for something besides cold cereal for breakfast. On Saturday mornings, we also tend to want to treat our families to something good. I love French toast, but when it is made with flavored bread, it is so much better! This Saturday, try spoiling your family a little bit. Bake a loaf of Blueberry Bread on Friday, then slice it up and create breakfast with it on Saturday!

Blueberry Bread

2 and a half cups flour

1 Tablespoon Baking Powder

One-half teaspoon salt

Three-fourths cups Sugar

6 Tablespoons butter, softened

2 Eggs

1 cup Milk

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 to 2 cups fresh or frozen Blueberries

Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter, as you would in a pie crust. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, milk and vanilla. Blend into the flour mixture until just blended. Fold in blueberries. Pour batter into a greased 9” by 5” loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 – 70 minutes. Test for doneness by sticking a toothpick in the center of the loaf. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is ready.

Note:   Is it only you at home? Bake these loaves in the smaller pans. Keep one to make your French Toast, and freeze the others for a real treat later on!

French Toast

Slice day-old Blueberry bread into one-half” to three-fourths” slices. In a shallow bowl, place six eggs. Add approximately 2 teaspoons of milk, one-eights teaspoon of vanilla and a light dash of cinnamon. Mix well. Place each slice, one at a time, into egg mixture, turning to coat. Melt one Tablespoon of butter in a skillet. When butter is melted, add the coated slices of bread. Allow to brown on one side (approximately 2 to 3 minutes), then turn over to brown the other side. Place on a plate and keep warm until all slices are finished. Serve with butter, powdered sugar and syrup as desired.

Note: Depending on how many slices you want to make at one sitting, the egg mixture can be adjusted.