This Blackberry Lemon Bread is a simple, super moist loaf and is the perfect way to use up some fresh summer berries. And it gets made right in one bowl making clean up a breeze!
Blackberries are one of my favorite fruits and this summer I've been baking with them a LOT. They are so flavorful and sweet- I just cant get enough of them. And this Blackberry Lemon Bread may be my favorite blackberry recipe yet.
The ingredients for this Blackberry Lemon Bread are really simple, so you likely won't need much substitution help. But, let's break them all down anyway.
Flour: I used regular all purpose flour in this recipe. My favorite flour brand is King Arthur.
Leaveners: A combination of baking powder and baking soda help this bread rise high and helps the bread stay fluffy. Baking soda reacts quickly with the lemon juice. The baking powder acts more slowly as the bread is baked in the oven.
Sugar: Regular old granulated sugar sweetens this bread up.
Lemon Zest and Juice: The lemon zest provides so much flavor in this . The lemon juice also provides flavor but also reacts with the baking soda to help this bread rise.
Oil: I like to use canola, but any neutral tasting oil, like vegetable or safflower will work in this recipe.
Non-Dairy Yogurt: I used Forager Plain Unsweetened Yogurt. But I have also used So Delicious Plain Unsweetened Yogurt. Both work great! Any plain unsweetened yogurt will work- just DON'T substitute greek yogurt. It is too thick.
Non-Dairy Milk: I always bake with So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk. I love it because I can buy it in shelf stable boxes and always have it on hand whenever the urge to bake strikes.
Vanilla: I added a hefty dose of vanilla to this bread because everything needs a hefty dose of vanilla.
Blackberries: Plenty of blackberries stud this bread with bursts of freshness and flavor. Be sure to cut the berries in half so they will be distributed evenly.
How to Prepare the Loaf Pan
I've prepared a lot of loaf pans in a lot of different ways in my baking career. Here is ,y favorite way:
First, grease the pan with non-stick pan spray, coconut oil or shortening.
Then, insert a parchment sling so that there is a bit of parchment that comes above the sides of the pan.
The sling does two things: it stops the Blackberry Lemon Bread from sticking to the sides of the loaf pan.
And, it also allows for easy removal from the loaf pan. That way the loaf can be easily removed and placed onto a cutting board to be sliced.
To cut the sling, simply pull the parchment from the roll and measure how much you will need using the loaf pan and cut.
This Blackberry Lemon Loaf stores best at room temperature.
Either wrap it up lightly with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container on the counter top for up to four days.
You CAN freeze it, but so that it doesn't stick together you will need to place parchment in between each slice. That way you can easily take it out slice by slice.
In my house it doesn't last more than four days so I keep it on the counter top. It makes a delicious breakfast, snack or dessert!
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Blackberry Lemon Bread
- Mixing Bowl
- Cutting Board
- 8x4 Loaf Pan
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt ¼ teaspoon if using fine grain salt
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- ½ Cup Canola Oil or other neutral tasting oil
- ½ Cup Non-Dairy Yogurt I used Forager Plain Unsweetened. See note.
- ½ Cup Non-Dairy Milk
- 2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- 1 ¼ Cup Blackberries, halved
- Preheat oven to 350* F. Prepare loaf pan by greasing it with coconut oil or non stick spray. Insert a parchment sling for easy removal. See above photos for reference.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil, non-dairy yogurt, non-dairy milk, lemon juice, vanilla and lemon zest. Whisk well to combine.1 Cup Granulated Sugar, ½ Cup Canola Oil, ½ Cup Non-Dairy Yogurt, ½ Cup Non-Dairy Milk, 2 tablespoon Lemon Juice, 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract, Zest of 1 Lemon
- Fit a mesh sifter over the top of the mixing bowl containing the wet ingredients, being sure to not allow the bottom of the sifter to touch the wet ingredients.
- Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the sifter and sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Whisk until just combined.2 Cups All Purpose Flour, 1 ½ teaspoon Baking Powder, ½ teaspoon Baking Soda, ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- Add the blackberries and fold to distribute.1 ¼ Cup Blackberries, halved
- Pour batter into a loaf pan and bake in a 350*F oven for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean with a few moist crumbs attached.
- Cool completely, remove from the pan using the parchment sling and place onto a cutting board to slice and serve.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to a month.