Orange-Berry Bread by http://mybakingheart.com

Happy 2014, sisters! I hope your New Year celebrations were filled with family, friends and lots of love. My husband and I spent the evening in Dallas with friends, just steps away from the Big D NYE celebration… watching the fireworks and listening to the amazing bands up on stage.

Since a new year always brings about new changes and renewed hope for a healthier lifestyle, I’m bringing a good-for-you breakfast bread to the table. This Orange-Berry Bread is filled with whole grains and antioxidant-rich fruits, just perfect for a great start to your day. The flavor is tart and sweet, yet it isn’t loaded with sugar. So here’s to a brand new year and a healthy start!

Orange-Berry Bread by http://mybakingheart.com

Orange-Berry Bread
Adapted from: Panera Bread
Yields: 10-12 servings

Zest and juice of 1 navel orange
2 lg eggs
1/2 c low-fat buttermilk
1/4 c canola oil
1/4 c granulated sugar
1/4 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 c whole-wheat flour
1-1/4 c all-purpose flour
1 c fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat an 8″ x 4″ loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside. Grate zest from the orange into a large bowl. Cut the orange in half and squeeze in the juice from both halves. Whisk in eggs, buttermilk, oil, both sugars and salt until blended. Scatter baking powder over the top, and let stand until foamy, about 3 minutes.

Whisk together both flours and blueberries, then add them to the wet ingredients, carefully folding just until the batter is almost free of lumps. Be careful not to burst the blueberries. Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.

Orange-Berry Bread by http://mybakingheart.com

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