Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is one of the many recipes I gathered during blackberry hunting season. I would bet it'll work with frozen, thawed, and drained berries, too...I've only ever used fresh ones, though.
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 1⁄2 cup almonds, chopped or 1⁄2 cup blanched slivered almond
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Combine the dry ingredients, then add the blackberries.
- Combine the wet incredients, then add them to the dry ingredients all at once. Mix only until moistened.
- Pour into a greased and floured 9x5 inch loaf pan (AKA a large loaf pan).
- Bake for 50-60 minutes until golden and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool on a rack for 10-15 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool completely before slicing.
I doubled this recipe. I used slivered almond because that is all I had left. I also used wild blackberries. With the almonds and because the wild blackberries tend to be more seedy I thought the bread was too crunchy. I couldn't really taste the flavor of the almonds. I used only 1/2 cup orange juice (and 1/2 cup water) and 1 tablespoon orange rind. (Someone had eaten my other orange). I would eliminate both the next time and just use water. The orange flavor was too much, I couldn't taste the berries. I did like the texture from the oatmeal. I would make this again, but with the changes mentioned.
This could possibly be the best friut loaf I have ever tasted! I made it exactly as written. The only thing was that it took about ten minutes longer to bake, maybe, because my blackberries were so large...Thank you so much for the recipe.
I have never baked bread before, let alone from scratch! This recipe worked perfectly for me. Thank you, Aunt Cookie!