Blackberry Quick Bread

Come on. Confess. You’ve been hoarding those berries in the back of your freezer. It’s time to get them out. Have some faith that spring is near.  This flexible quick bread can be made with any berry,  just be sure to defrost them completely before using.

Makes 2 loaves – one for you and one for a friend (who will truly appreciate the sharing of your freezer stash)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 white wheat (or whole wheat) flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp. lemon juice (optional)
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
about 12 oz. blackberries, gently mashed
almonds (optional, for sprinkling on top)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. This bread will mix up faster than your oven can preheat – it’s that quick! Grease and flour 2 bread pans.
  2. Mix flours, sugar, baking soda, salt.
  3. Stir in flavorings, eggs, oil, and applesauce.
  4. Fold in blackberries. (Don’t be alarmed. Your batter should be bright purple. Baking will tone it down a little.)
  5. Bake for 1 hour.
  • Do you have a lot of frozen berries? How about dessert? Kids love roly poly or mix berries for an easy crisp.

9 thoughts on “Blackberry Quick Bread

  1. I did appreciate you sharing. This bread is great! I looked specifically for this recipe. Thanks! (I have been hoarding berries!)

  2. Another hoarder here (of course). I am thinking I have to do something with the roasted pumpkin hiding in the freezer. I looove pumpkin pastries (muffins, scones, etc.). Have any recommendations?

  3. this recipe is similiar to the ingredient list of one i really liked… but this one has no butter… can i add or substitute some of the oil for butter? any suggestions?

  4. You know, I’ve done a lot of different things with this recipe, but I’ve never substituted butter. Give it a try! I’d take out the applesauce, so that you’re final fat content would be the 1/2 c. oil plus 1/2 c. butter. Cream the butter with the sugar and then proceed as above. It’ll be a lot richer.

  5. i am going to try 1/2c applesauce, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 c oil. do you think that would be a good combination. i would like to keep the applesauce in for flavor and consistency…and for the nutrients in the apple.

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