I went blackberry picking in a local park last week, once I outran the cops I was home free to bake up these delicious loafs :D I actually use these loafs to bribe John's friends into helping fix things around the house. Lucky for me said friend has a sweet tooth for things like blackberry loaf. Score!
How do you bribe people to help you fix things around the house?
Blackberry Almond Streusel Quick Bread
recipe redo by steph chows
Makes 1 9x5” loaf
1 cup lightly toasted almonds, finely chopped
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
3 Tbs firmly packed dark brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons agave nectar
2 cups blackberries
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
dash fine grain sea salt
½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/3 cup granulated splenda or white sugar
¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature
½ cup fat free sour cream
Make the Streusel: Toss the first 5 ingredients together in a bowl. Add agave and stir until combined. Divide mixture in half into two bowls; set aside.
Make the Quick Bread: Arrange oven rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9”x5” loaf pan with nonstick spray.
Toss blackberries with half of the reserved streusel; set aside.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to aerate and combine; set aside.
Beat together apple sauce and sugars. Beat in vanilla extract. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the dry mixture in three additions, alternately with the sour cream. Begin and end with the dry mixture and beat briefly until just smooth.
Scrape half of the batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly with a small offset spatula. Top with streusel/blackberry mixture, forming an even layer. Scrape remaining batter on top, spreading carefully to cover center streusel layer. Top with remaining streusel and place remaining blackberries evenly over top, pressing gently to help adhere.
Bake for about 55 minutes or until a bamboo skewer inserted in the center shows a few moist crumbs when removed. Cool pan on wire rack for 15 minutes, then unmold directly onto rack, right side up, to cool completely. I actually made this in 4 mini loaf pans so they only took 30 minutes to cook!
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