Well… not much.
Except maybe a giant loaf of bread… that tastes like a blueberry muffin. It’s like a muffin times infinity.
Especially when you only tend to eat the muffin tops, and your loaf of bread tastes like one massive muffin top. Huge win.
Even though it’s like 60 thousand degrees outside, it’s totally okay to turn on your oven for one humongous muffin. It’s ideal for breakfast, for an after-pool snack, and as excellent nourishment while self-medicating yourself during a Girls-a-thon. Thank you very much, HBO.
Although I have no idea what any of that is like.
I also definitely did not consume two slices of blueberry muffin bread at one in the morning during an intense viewing of Crazy Stupid Love. For the 32nd time.
Ryan Gosling… WHAT.
Let’s make it acceptable to go on a streusel diet? Because I think I’m there.
Warm blueberry bread.
Your weekend. Done. Listen to me. I know what I’m talking about.
Blueberry Muffin Bread
[adapted from triple fudge banana bread]
makes one 9×5 loaf
2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, tossed in a spoonful of cornstarch
1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan liberally with non-stick spray or grease with butter. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and baking powder, then set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk egg and sugar together until smooth. Whisk in vanilla extract, then add in milk and mix until combined. Add in dry ingredients slowing, mixing with a spoon until batter comes together. Add in melted butter and mix until incorporated, then stir in blueberries.
Mix together the streusel ingredients, bring it all together with your hands. Sprinkle over the bread evenly. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until bread is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm with butter!
Plus it’s whole wheat. This is total health food!