January 4, 2015

Orange Blueberry Muffin Bread with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Do you guys get oranges in the bottom of your Christmas stocking?  My mom gives everyone in the family a stocking full of goodies each Christmas.   An orange is guaranteed to be in the bottom of each one and I rarely ever eat the orange, instead, I like to use it in delicious treats.

This time I wanted a quick bread.

This bread is so light and tender and it's like a giant blueberry muffin.  I think a little cinnamon would be the perfect addition and you can always substitute lemon for orange if you'd like.   

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Orange Blueberry Muffin Bread with Orange Cream Cheese Icing
adapted from: PBS 
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. grated orange zest
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. plain yogurt
1 Tbl. milk
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. blueberries

Orange Cream Cheese Icing
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
2 oz. cream cheese
zest of 1/2 an orange
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 - 2 Tbl. fresh orange juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add the grated orange zest, vanilla, yogurt and milk and mix until combined.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add the blueberries and toss to coat in flour mixture.  

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined, batter will be very thick.  Scoop batter into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.  Bake for about 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  If top starts to get too brown while baking, tent with a piece of foil over the top.    Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool.  Top with orange cream cheese icing, slice and serve.  Makes 1 loaf. 

For the Orange Cream Cheese Icing:  Microwave cream cheese for about 15 seconds or until very soft.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir until smooth and creamy, adding as much orange juice as needed to reach desired icing consistency.  Drizzle over cooled loaf. 


  1. OMG, totally drooling over this! Looks so amazing, and I'm loving that drizzle. Pinned!

  2. It looks amazzzingggggg! So delicious! Need to try this recipe.
    Happy new year!

  3. Love these flavors together. This bread looks so light and fluffy, my favorite :)

  4. Seriously? This bread looks amazing. Totally pinning :)

  5. I know I say this all time but good grief your photos are always SOOO gorgeous! This bread looks killer! Pinned!

  6. This looks so delicious Jenn!

    Heather x

  7. Ah that looks wonderful! "Muffin bread" sounds like my kind of bread, now that I've heard of it :)

  8. This looks soooo good. I was wondering if anyone has made this?

  9. Husband can't have yogurt, what can I use in place of it?????????

    1. Can he have sour cream? That would be the best sub for yogurt.

  10. A Taste of Home brought me here... and this looks delicious. I have added this and your Triple Lemon Cupcakes w/Blueberry Frosting to my list of recipes to try very soon!

    Thank you!


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