Blueberry Almond Bread delivers sweet blueberries and almonds three ways for almond lovers. Enjoy the boost of antioxidants, vitamin E, magnesium too!
Welcome to another edition of Bread Bakers. This month we are focusing on healthier breads.
Start the new year with a healthy bread. Bake any bread that you think is ‘Healthy’ — with or without yeast. Some ideas are 100% whole grains, without white sugar, could be gluten free etc etc.
Thanks Pavani from Cook’s Hideout Cook’s Hideout for hosting this event!
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I love baking with blueberries. Muffins, pancakes and even cookies taste great with that sweet, tart flavor.
Almonds are also a favorite of mine. I recently discovered by substituting almond flour for some of the all-purpose that you can add texture and more nutrition to your baked goods.
Almond flour is finely ground almonds high in fiber, vitamin E, magnesium and calcium. Add the antioxidant power of blueberries and you really kicked your quick bread up a notch, maybe two ;)!
Not to mention a great almond taste! I use Bob’s Red Mill almond flour. It blends wonderfully and doesn’t clump.
Food for Thought…What healthier ingredients do you substitute in baked goods to add more nutrition? Fruit, nut flours and seeds are some of my favorites. I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below!
- 3/4 cup sugar or maple sugar
- 2 Tablespoons shortening
- 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup, (I use Royal Crown)
- 1 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 1/4 cups flour, divided
- 3/4 cup almond flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- Toss blueberries in 1/4 cup flour. Set aside.
- Cream together sugar and shortening.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, milk, syrup and almond extract.
- In another bowl, add remaining 2 cups flour, almond flour, baking powder.
- Alternate adding wet and dry ingredients to form a thick batter. Stir in blueberries and any remaining flour. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
- Pour batter into a well greased 5x9-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 45 to 60 minutes until golden brown and inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool in pan on a rack for at least 30 minutes before removing from pan. Allow bread to cool completely before slicing.
Enjoy all these healthier breads for your new year from the #BreadBakers !
- Amaranth Flatbread from Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Beet Rye Bread from What Smells So Good?
- Blueberry Almond Bread from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Brain Booster Pancakes from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Chocolate Banana Flax Almond Meal Muffins from Spill the Spices
- Eggless Whole Wheat Brioche Buns from Gayathri’s Cook Spot
- Grain-free Nutty Carrot Flatbread from A Baker’s House
- Healthier Applesauce Spice Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Healthy Whole Grain Bread from The Bread She Bakes
- Honey Almond Brioche from Kidsandchic
- Honey Oatmeal Bread from Food Lust People Love
- Multigrain Pesto Swirl Bread from Herbivore Cucina
- Oatmeal Crispbread (Oatmeal Knäckebröd) from Baking Sense
- Organic Honey Whole Grain Bread from Hostess At Heart
- Quick Whole Wheat Bread from Ambrosia
- Spiced Besani Paratha from Sneha’s Recipe
- Sprouted Wheat Bread from Palatable Pastime
- Sweet Potato Bread with Honey from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Sweet Potato Millet Bread from The Schizo Chef
- Ten Grain No Knead Bread from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Whole Wheat Carrot Apple Walnut Quickbread from A Salad For All Seasons
- Whole Wheat White Bean Bread from Cooks Hideout