Thursday, February 4, 2010


It is more fun to talk with someone

who doesn't use long, difficult words

but rather short, easy words like

"What about lunch?"

- Winnie the Pooh

We've been working hard on what to do When Life Doesn't Work for over a week. It's time for a break! Here's a dessert I created the other night. The blueberries mix well with the nuttiness of the oat bran and the tang of citrus-flavored icing. But you don't have to use blueberries. You can use any fruit you have, even raisins. This recipe is not too high in sugar, yet sweet enough to serve as dessert. It's fat-free, and elevated in fiber. I haven't been eating any sugar lately, but I had a second piece of this because.

Yes, just because.

I said aloud to myself, "Okay, that's it. This one is going in the blog!"

So here it is, dear bloggy friends. Pull up a chair by the fire and relax. I'll bring the tea and coffee to you. But you'll have to eat the cake yourself.

Blueberry Breakfast Bread

Bread Ingredients :

2 and 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup oat bran or minute oats
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar or other sweetener
1 cup apple sauce
1 cup milk or juice of your choice*
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 and 1/2 cups of blueberries or other fruit of your choice

*reduce milk or juice to 3/4 cup if you are using a liquid sweetener

Glaze Ingredients :

1/4 cup orange juice, lemon juice, or water
2 cups of powdered sugar to create your preferred consistency
pinch of salt

Directions :

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put flour, oat bran, baking powder, and salt into a bowl and blend.
Stir together sweetener, apple sauce, milk, and vanilla in another bowl or container.
Add the wet ingredients and the blueberries to the dry mix. Blend until just moistened.
Put batter into a greased rectangular baking pan.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes until lightly browned.
Cool for 10 minutes.
Mix juice, powdered sugar, and salt with a whisk.
Spoon this glaze over the warm bread.

Make coffee or tea. This gives the bread a few more minutes to "set."


What's your favorite winter treat? Do you enjoy it with coffee or tea?


  1. Oh yum! I'm adding some applesauce and blueberries to my grocery list. Thanks!

  2. Yummy! This recipe is actually very similiar to my banana bread recipe. I love the idea of adding different fruit.

  3. This really does sound amazing. Thanks

  4. Ooooh - this sounds like a yummy treat!

  5. My favorite winter treat is Cheesecake Sopapilla! Yummy!


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