Amanda Farris: Blueberry Quick Bread {Foodie Friday}

A tasty snack is all my kids need to turn a bad attitude around. I’ve learned that the two  best tools to deter any kind of bad attitude are humor and delicious snacks.

When things get a little tense around the house because someone is having a bad day or bad attitude it’s time for some laughs and snacks. Bad attitudes  never happens at your house, because your house is perfect right??? Just kidding, I know we are all normal and have our days when we are just a little grouchy.

One morning recently, there were sibling squabbles and bad attitudes hanging around our house  for no real reason. I decided to somehow get our day turned in a better direction. So, I turned on some fun music, did a few crazy dances, whipped up some quick bread, and got my kids to laughing and having fun.

After our bread was ready, I whisked everyone outside on the back porch to have a snack with some fancy teacups and I read our overdue library books to them.

Voila. Attitudes changed. The blueberry bread was magic.

I know it’s not the actual bread that changed their attitudes, but it’s the love, laughter, and conversations shared around a snack that tied heart strings together.

Who can be upset when eating fresh blueberry bread, sitting on the back porch on a sunny day, drinking lemonade out of tea party cups, and reading funny picture books?

Quick breads are a go-to hosting treat for us because they are so quick and simple. The ingredients are things that you always have around.

Blueberry Quick Bread from Amanda Farris

Whenever you make one, always make two and freeze one! You can give it to a friend or pull it out for breakfast on a busy morning.

When we make a quick bread, we always pour a mini loaf to take to a neighbor or friend. I try to keep the disposable mini loaf pans on hand so we can always do that. This time, I was out. But, I did have mini pie tins and they worked just as well. 

After all attitudes were adjusted I gave my kids the gift of giving hospitality and they delivered a mini pie/loaf quick bread to some neighbors. Being generous always brings a cheerful heart.

The rest of the day was perfect.

Enjoy the recipe and make it today!

Amanda Farris" Blueberry Quick Bread slices

 

Amanda Farris: Blueberry Quick Bread {Foodie Friday}

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  3. Add in the blueberries.
  4. In a separate bowl, mis the sugar, milk, butter, eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  5. Add the sugar mixture to the flour mixture.
  6. Stir until just blended. Do not over mix.
  7. Pour batter into a lightly greased loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Let pan cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from pan onto wire rack and let cool.

Notes

ENJOY! Don’t forget to take some to a neighbor!

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Amanda Farris is a former teacher/coach who hung up the whistle when she got promoted to mom. She still keeps those competitive juices by running in local races and playing competitive board games with her kids. She is the reigning Jenga champion in her home. 

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