Blueberry English Muffin Toaster Bread

Blueberry English Muffin Toasting Bread

A savory “English muffin” bread that was perfectly made for toasting. It’s speckled all over with blueberries and has all the nooks and crannies that English muffins are famous for with a coarse texture that toasts up crunchy and a little chewy.

Even though it’s a yeast bread there’s no kneading involved. It’s beaten on high speed instead to make a soft, sticky dough that rises in less than an hour. Frozen blueberries are added last and it’s best to use wild blueberries because of their small size, otherwise, you’ll wind up with blueberry mush. They’re a little tricky to fully incorporate into the yeast dough – you want to fold the dough over them a few times then just kind of plop the whole thing into the bread pan to rise. As it rises the dough will encase the berries. You can also use dried blueberries instead of fresh.

I also want to mention that this uses instant yeast. You don’t have to mix instant yeast with water first, you simply add it to your dry ingredients. If you have problems working with yeast or find it intimidating this is a good recipe for you. It’s really hard to mess up. Pinky swear.

Blueberry English Muffin Bread

My favorite way to eat this is with a bit of butter and a smear of cream cheese. Yes, both. I can’t resist seeing the butter melt into all those catch holes but I love the flavor of blueberries with cream cheese.

So, yes, both.

Blueberry Toaster Bread

Blueberry English Muffin Toaster Bread

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 32 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Blueberry English Muffin Toaster Bread

A savory “English muffin” bread speckled with blueberries that was perfectly made for toasting. It has all the nooks and crannies that English muffins are famous for with a coarse texture that toasts up crunchy and a little chewy.

INGREDIENTS:

butter and cornmeal, for the pan
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 + 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon instant yeast (I like SAF )
1 cup buttermilk or regular milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
non-stick spray
1 cup frozen wild blueberries (don't thaw) or 3/4 cup dried blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Grease a standard sized loaf pan with butter and sprinkle with cornmeal. Tap out the excess.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and instant yeast together. If using dried blueberries toss them in with the flour too.
  3. In a separate microwave-safe bowl combine the milk, water, and oil. Microwave 1 minute on high. Pour over the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until just combined then on high speed 1 minute.
  4. The dough will be very soft and sticky. Spray a rubber spatula with non-stick spray. Add the frozen blueberries all at once and fold the dough over a few times to incorporate them. Don't over mix - it's hard to get them completely mixed in like you would with a quick bread - the dough will rise around them.
  5. Spray the side of the mixing bowl and plop the dough into the loaf pan as well as you can. Spread it out so it's as even as you can get it. Spray a piece of plastic wrap with non-stick spray and cover the pan. Let rise in a warm place until the dough reaches the top of the pan 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake 28 - 32 minutes until browned on top and firm in the center. Interior temperature should be 190 degrees F.
  7. Cool in pan then run a knife around the edges to turn out. Slice gently with a serrated knife. Best eaten toasted. Store tightly wrapped in a cool place up to 5 days.

Notes:

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

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Comments

    • Reeni says

      Hi Wendy! I used a toaster! The sugars might burn but it doesn’t taste that way. Even my Dad who’s not really crazy about fruit ate it toasted and thought it was delicious. Hope you get a chance to make it! I bet it would make some great french toast too. Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend!

  1. michelle says

    Might this work to rise in the fridge overnight instead of the hour at room temp? I’ve love this fresh for breakfast but because of some very noisy puppies I cannot go down to the kitchen early to start things without waking up the kids.

    • Reeni says

      Hi Michelle! I hesitate just a little to say yes because I worry about the blueberries thawing and releasing juices. I’m thinking it might not look too pretty but would bake up fine. If you try it please let me know how it works out!

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