Lemon Blackberry Bread

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This lemon blackberry bread is perfect for a summertime dessert. It’s moist and rich in flavor, with hints of lemon and blackberry which really ties the dessert together.

lemon blackberry bread

I’ve always been a huge fan of dessert breads (not sure if this is the correct term, but it works). Banana bread, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, lemon poppyseed bread, you name it!

I particularly love this bread because of the combination of lemon and blackberry. They were really meant to be together. 

This is a great dessert to bring to a barbeque or as a housewarming gift. I promise your friends and family are going to absolutely love this recipe.

lemon blackberry bread

Why I love this recipe

There are so many reasons to love this delicious lemon blackberry bread. And believe me, anyone you serve this to will agree with me.

First, I love how moist this recipe is. I know it’s a super weird word but it’s the best way to describe the texture. It’s a melt in your mouth kind of bread. The rich flavor makes each bite a luxury.

Second, I love the flavor combination of blackberry and lemons. I don’t know if you’ve ever had blackberry lemonade before but it’s incredible. I think the mix of sweet and sour in both of the fruits works so well together.

Third, I typically only need to grab three things from the store to make this recipe: blackberries, lemons and greek yogurt. The rest of the ingredients I usually keep in my pantry or refrigerator.

Finally, it’s a great dessert to bring to any type of social gathering. It’s fancy enough to bring to a nice party, but also casual enough to bring to a get-together. You can’t go wrong with this lemon blackberry bread!

Tip: Use fresh lemons for this recipe!

lemon blackberry bread

Ingredients for Lemon Blackberry Bread

There are a few ingredients you will want to stock up on to make this recipe. You probably already have all purpose flour, eggs, baking powder, salt and sugar at home, but make sure you pick up the rest of these ingredients at the store.

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Greek yogurt: use plain greek yogurt for this recipe for the best results
  • Lemon juice: get this from fresh lemons for the best taste
  • Vegetable oil: I used canola oil
  • Blackberries: pat the berries dry before adding them to the batter

I recommend using whole lemons to get the lemon juice for this recipe. The bottled stuff will work fine, but it’s much better with fresh lemon juice.

You can also use butter instead of coconut oil for this recipe if you choose. Personally I like the taste of coconut oil and think the end result turns out really nice. But if you like it better with a buttery taste, go for it!

How to make Lemon Blackberry Bread

Step 1: In a mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until well combined.

Step 2: In another mixing bowl, add sugar, eggs, greek yogurt, lemon juice and canola oil. Mix until combined.

Step 3: Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Fold in the blackberries.

Step 4: Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Step 5: Cool before removing from the loaf pan and serving.

lemon blackberry bread

Is lemon and blackberry good for you?

Yes! Lemon and blackberry are both nutrient dense foods and add some additional nutrients to this recipe. 

Just two tablespoons of lemon juice contains over 15% of your daily recommended vitamin C, making it a good source of vitamin C.

One cup of blackberries contain about 60 calories, 2 grams of protein, 14 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fat. 

They are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and copper and a good source of vitamin A, vitamin E and zinc. 

Overall, lemon and blackberry not only taste great, they provide some additional micronutrients to this recipe that help prevent deficiencies and provide health benefits.

lemon blackberry bread

Add-ins that make this recipe even better

You can also add a variety of ingredients to this recipe to add some more flavors and texture. I encourage everyone to add whatever ingredients fit their personal preferences.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Chopped nuts (ex. walnuts, almonds, pistachios)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Other berries (ex. raspberries, strawberries)

I would recommend trying out this recipe without any add-ins to begin with and then trying out a few once you are comfortable with the recipe.

You can add these ingredients on top of the bread or mixed in with the batter, whatever works for you or whatever you enjoy more.

What swaps would work for this recipe?

There are a few swaps that could work for this recipe. This being said, I haven’t personally tried out any of these swaps, so I can’t guarantee they will work perfectly.

These swaps are based on ingredients that act similarly in recipes, especially baked goods. I can’t imagine you’ll run into any problems with these swaps.

  • Swap coconut oil for butter
  • Swap greek yogurt for sour cream
  • Swap blackberries for raspberries
  • Swap eggs for a flax or chia egg

If you try out any of these swaps, please comment down below and let me know how they turned out.

lemon blackberry bread

Tips to make this Lemon Blackberry Bread better

There are a few things you can do to make this even better. Here are a few tips to try out:

  • Pat the blackberries dry with a paper towel or clean cloth. You want to make sure there is no moisture on the berries.
  • Take it a step further and lightly coat the berries with some flour. This will help the berries avoid floating to the bottom of the bread.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter. Just mix enough to combine and evenly distribute the batter.

If you have tried out this recipe and found any other tips that made it even better, please let me know. Leave a comment below or email me at contactme@tasteitwithtia.com.

How to store Lemon Blackberry Bread

If you have leftover for this recipe, simply transfer the bread to an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

When you are ready to eat the bread, heat it up in the microwave or throw it in the oven if you want it a little crispy.

You can also freeze this recipe. Just make sure to divide each piece of bread with some parchment paper to avoid them freezing together.

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lemon blackberry bread

Lemon Blackberry Bread

This recipe is a perfect dessert if you are looking for something moist and delicious!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice from about 1-1.5 lemons
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil canola, coconut oil
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup blackberries patted dry, coated with flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash and dry blackberries and coat with a light layer of flour.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until well combined.
  • In another mixing bowl, add sugar and canola oil. Mix until combined. Then mix in eggs, greek yogurt and lemon juice. Mix until combined.
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Fold in the blackberries.
  • Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool before removing from the loaf pan and serving.
lemon blackberry bread

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