Blackberry Loaf

Have you ever read the children’s book “If You Give a Moose a Muffin“?  This last month I have read it more times than I can count, thanks to my son’s new found love of the book.  But it is a cute story, well written and filled with fun pictures so as far as book attachments go I’m okay with him loving this one.  Besides, it gave me the inspiration for this bread loaf.  The moose loves blackberry jam on his muffins and I thought creating a Blackberry Loaf would be a fun alternative to muffins and jam.

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I have been enjoying a slice (or 2 or 3) of this bread daily since baking it.  The flavor combinations worked so well and the loaf turned out moist, but well baked; which is something that can be hard to achieve when adding protein powder to the mix.  I particularly like slathering on some almond butter and a drizzle of kefir with each slice.  (Ugh, salivating just thinking about it!)

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This Blackberry Loaf is gluten and dairy free and uses Garden of Life Vanilla Protein Powder for a little extra protein kick.  I have not tried substituting eggs for flax eggs, so I’m not sure that this would make for a good Vegan recipe, but if you try be sure to let me know!  Another great thing about this bread is that there isn’t any added sugar.  The only sweetness comes from the protein powder and the blackberries (which are a bit more tart than sweet).

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Blackberry Loaf

Ingredients

Bottom Layer

Top Layer

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients for the bottom layer in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Add almond butter and eggs to dry mixture and stir.
  4. Gradually add in almond milk, stir well.
  5. Pour bottom layer into lined bread loaf pan and set aside.
  6. For the top layer, rinse fresh blackberries then mash in small mixing bowl (I used a fork to do this).
  7. Add protein powder to mashed blackberries, stir.
  8. Pour top layer batter over bottom layer batter.  Then, (taking a knife or fork) slightly stir the layers so that they mix together just a bit.
  9. Place pan in oven (middle rack) and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.

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Enjoy!

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