EASY WHOLEWHEAT LEMON BLUEBERRY LOAF

If you're looking for a quick bread recipe that is easy, healthy, and yummy (since we are food tastes yummy after all! hehe) then just by clicking on this post, I believe you have found what you were looking for! This is yet another recipe from one of my new cookbooks The Looneyspoons Collection by: Janet and Greta Podleski. To be honest here, I was a bit skeptical as to the taste of this loaf; since 1) there was no picture and 2) I wasn't sure how the lemon zest, berries and whole wheat flour would mix together. I knew that it would turn out, but I didn't think it would be "sweet" enough for my taste. But being the avid cook that I am, I didn't say "NO!" I just kept on and on until my baking quest was finished! Ok I realize that I am being a little dramatic but long story short, I baked and I ate. Anddd you know what readers? Me liked! Then hubby liked! My parents liked! Andd the big test of all, my little girl, who knows what she likes and doesn't likes...she loved it! So there you have it folks! It is a sure healthy winner in my family, hope it is in yours too :) Happy Snacking!

Adapted from the "Berry Maniloaf" recipe, from The Looneyspoons Collection cookbook. By: Janet and Greta Podleski (Copyright 2012)

Makes 1 (9 x 5-inch) loaf

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Baking time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup lemon-flavoured yogurt (see note)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, grated
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (or can substitute: raspberries)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray with cooking spray or line with parchment in a 9 x 5-inch loaf baking pan and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine both flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside for now.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, oil, eggs, and lemon zest. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture, and stir just until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Gently fold in the blueberries.

4. Pour the loaf batter into the prepared pan and place it into the oven to bake for 50 minutes. You will know when the loaf has finished baking, when you stick in a toothpick into the centre of the loaf and it comes out clean. Cool the loaf in the pan for a good 10 minutes. Remove the loaf from the pan and let it cool completely, then start slicing. Enjoy it with a cold glass of milk or a warm cup of tea!

Cook's Notes: According to the authors, they say that if you cannot find lemon yogurt, then you could simply substitute it for vanilla yogurt. Then add in 2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and increase the lemon zest from 1 to 2 tsps.




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