After I found my favorite banana loaf recipe (which I blogged about here), I've kind of stopped baking cupcakes because it is easier and faster to bake a loaf than cupcakes! All you have to do is pour your batter in a pan. . . and it makes cleaning up easier, haha!
After bananas, my next favorite thing in cupcakes (or loaves) is blueberry. I have tried a recipe before but I knew there are better recipes out there. With so many recipes online, picking one to try ain't going to be that easy. Do you know how I pick my recipes? I google (Google does make life easier) for an image! I pick a photo which I like, then I go to the site and read the recipe. Yes, I do it in reverse, teehee.
This was the image (from foodbabbles.com) I liked best because it looked simple, soft and moist.
The recipe from Food Babbles is actually a recipe for a Lemon Blueberry Loaf. I had all the ingredients except for fresh blueberries and lemon. So I used canned blueberries (which worked well) and skipped the lemon zest. (I have lemons but I wasn't sure if zest from a shriveled lemon would taste ok). The recipe also includes a lemon glaze which I don't mind skipping because I am not really fond of glaze.
You know that something good will come out of the oven when your kitchen smells like a bakery!
Because I used bigger loaf pans, my two loaves came out one-inch high haha! I should have just used one loaf pan.
The canned blueberries worked out well though the next time I do this, I am going to be ready! I will use fresh ones!
It was everything I expected, soft and moist. It was not too sweet! I guess because I didn't put the glaze on it. If you don't have a sweet tooth, this is for you! I think the lemon glaze wasn't a bad idea, haha!
Next time I do this, either I add more sugar (it doesn't need a lot though) or put the glaze.
If you are looking for a simple baking recipe to try, this is worth trying.
For the complete recipe, please click this link to go to Food Babbles's site.