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Healthy Blueberry Bread

This healthy blueberry bread is made with whole grains and no refined sugar. Bursting with fresh blueberries in every bite, and with a hint of lemon flavor, this is delicious with a cup of coffee.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 179kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut oil (52 g)
  • ½ cup maple syrup (130 g; honey may be swapped in)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce (124 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup almond milk (54 g; regular dairy milk or buttermilk may be swapped in)
  • 1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour (180 g; fluffed, spooned & levelled; see *)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (+ more for tops)
  • 1 lemon (zested)

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 325°F. Spray and flour a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan, set aside.
  • In a large glass measuring cup or microwave-safe bowl, melt the coconut oil. Stir in all remaining wet ingredients.
  • If coconut oil solidifies, pop the bowl back into the microwave and melt in 20 second increments until smooth.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda.
  • Fold in the fresh blueberries and lemon zest.
  • Scrape the batter into the loaf pan and scatter extra blueberries on the top of the batter.
  • Bake in the oven for 55-65 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out cleanly from the middle of the loaf.
  • Allow to cool completely. Run a knife around the outside of the pan to loosen, then invert the pan and give it a couple of firm smacks to release the loaf from the pan.

Storage

  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Wrap in plastic and store in a sealed container or bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

* white whole wheat flour may be substituted for:
  • all purpose flour
  • 50% all purpose 50% whole wheat flour

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.6mg