Blueberries, almonds, and a crumble topping made this sweet bread disappear in a hurry in our house. This Blueberry Almond Crumble Bread makes the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack with coffee.
The first time I made this sweet bread, it lasted less than a day.
That's 3 loaves of bread demolished by 5 family members. Ok, that's not so bad I guess because they are mini. Everyone just couldn't get enough of this bread. It's sweet, it's crunchy, it's full of juicy blueberries...good gravy! I'm drooling over here thinking about it again. I think it's time to make more!
So, the first time I made this bread I was so excited to taste it because the house smelled amazing as it was baking.
Can I just tell you that I am super in love with almond extract? Where has it been all my life? Apparently I was stuck on using just vanilla for everything and never tried other ones! I am so glad that I tried the almond extract in this bread because it is now my go to for everything! Open a bottle of almond extract and take a whiff! I could totally go for a perfume that smells like that!
Back to the bread baking...I pulled the bread out of the oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
Then I tried flipping the minilLoaf pans over onto a tray. Nothing happened! A panic attack started happening because the bread was not coming out of the pan at all! Noooooooo not the bread! I tried loosening the sides with a knife...nothing. Eventually I got the bread out, but believe me it was not picture worthy at all. Luckily it made up for it in taste! Like I said we devoured this bread in record time!
I couldn't figure out why the bread stuck so bad though. That is until I made the next batch of bread. Apparently I was so distracted and enamored with the almond extract that I grabbed the wrong bottle of baking spray. Just for the record, a crumb coat spray does not keep food from sticking to pans!
For the second round of bread I made sure I used my favorite Baker's Joy on my pans, and the bread popped right out! Hallelujah!!!! I'm pretty sure I heard angels singing in the background!
Drizzling some glaze over the top makes it so pretty! No, it isn't necessary, but this isn't diet bread, so why not?
Round two of this Blueberry Almond Crumble Bread didn't last long either. I have been holding off on making round three because I know I won't be able to stay out it, and we are training for a mud run. Ain't nobody got time for sweet bread buns dragging you down in mud and water when you are trying to keep up with everyone!
But believe you me...I have a date with another loaf of this crazy awesome bread after finishing those 10 miles!!
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