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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Blackberry Bread

Quick breads are one of my favorite things to eat...okay, all food it my favorite...but quick breads are right up there at the VERY top of my "favorite" list. For years I thought there were only 2 kinds of quick bread, banana and zucchini. But then I ventured out a bit and started making different kinds and found that there are many, many  recipes out there, some of which are really good...yes and there are some that aren't so good. BUT lucky for you, this is a really good recipe. I love the crust on this bread, its got a really good texture, a delicious taste and just makes me want to eat more and more (maybe thats NOT so good). If you like quick breads, I think you will love this one!

Blackberry Bread

3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 t. salt
4 eggs
1 1/4 c. oil
2 c. fresh blackberries

Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs, oil and blackberries and mix until moistened. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans and spoon in bread batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes and then remove and put on a clean dish towel. Cool completely and store in ziplock bags. 

*This bread freezes amazingly well...you might want to double the recipe and freeze some for later
*I replaced half of the oil with applesauce and it turned out wonderfully....it just cuts back on some of the fat in the bread, but it doesn't take away from the taste or any of the moist texture. I LOVE IT!
*I think you could put any kind of berry in this and have it turn out...give it a try, I'm going to!

Happy Cooking~
Julie

3 comments:

  1. Yum! And no butter? I love a healthier version...

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  2. i love how this makes it to the top of ur list. i dont blame you, black berries are AMAZING! i have a hard time folding them into the batter when making muffins cuz i always squish them! someone told me to freeze them first so i guess that would make a big difference! i really love this recipe!!! <3

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  3. Ok, so we have an abundance of blackberries right now & usually all we make are pies and cobblers, one after another. But, I have to say that this bread was a HIT!!! My family loved it! 5 Stars!!!!! Thank you!

    PS: Anymore Blackberry recipes would be greatly appreciated!

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