Berry Blog Hop: Blueberry Almond yeast Bread Loaf. vegan

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It is the time for a blog hop. The #berrylove it is for the month of April! It was supposed to warm up enough, so there would be these fresh vibrant berries all around.. but hello, Seattle did not get that memo. So we have to be happy using the supermarket or frozen berries. I wish it warms up soon and I can go berry picking!
In case you missed it, here is the previous post with some pretty Zebra Swirl cake with home milled Whole Wheat flour, and all about baking with Wheat flours.


It has been a while since I whipped up a bread. So it seemed like a perfect post for today. Some bluueee berries in the bread along with almonds, make this a filling addition to your breakfast or snack. The bread is soft, moist and vibrant and the almonds amp up the nutrition! If you cant eat nuts, addd some cooked quinoa instead.
Find my Vegan yeast bread collection here. which I must warn you, there are quite a few!:)
Also, announcing today the winner of Vegan author and health activist Kathy Freston's book The Lean! You can catch my interview with her on the post here.

KayakingKimmy@gmail.com is the winner! I will email you for your address soon!


Ingredients: Make 8 by 4 inch loaf
1.5+ cups bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup ground raw almonds
3/4 cup blueberries(I used fresh)
1/4+ warm water
1.5 teaspoons active yeast
2 Tablespoons raw sugar or equivalent sweetener
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons organic canola oil or olive oil

Directions:
Add the yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar to 2 Tablespoons warm water. Mix and let it sit until frothy. 10 minutes.
In a stand mixer, add the flours, salt, rest of the sugar and mix well.
Blend blueberries, and 2-3 Tablespoons water, into a smooth puree.
To the flours, Add in the blueberry puree , oil and yeast mixture and knead for 6-8 minutes. Scraping sides every 2-3 minutes. Or knead by hand for 5-6 minutes.
Add more water or bread flour if needed to make a well formed soft dough. The dough might be a little sticky, but should not be wet.
Place dough in well greased container. Spray water on top, cover and let sit in a warm place for 1.5 hours or until doubled.
Take dough out on a working surface.
Using a little bread flour, knead for a minute, and then flatten it out into an inch thick rectangle.
Roll it up like a jelly roll. Seal the edges. Place the roll seam side down in a well greased or parchment lined bread pan.
Spray water on top. Sprinkle a little flour.
Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until doubled.
Bake in pre-heated 365 degrees F for 35-40 minutes.
Remove from bread pan and cool on rack completely before slicing.


This bread is heading to Susan's weekly Yeastspotting.. I am co-hosting the BerryLove blog hop with the following wonderful bloggers.
A Little Bit of Everything ~ Roxana ~ @RoxanaGreenGirl
Baker Street ~ Anuradha ~ @bakerstreet29
Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves ~ Becky Higgins
BigFatBaker ~ Erin ~ @BigFatBaker
Bon a croquer ~ Valerie ~ @Valouth
Easily Good Eats ~ Three CookiesElephant Eats ~ Amy
Georgiecakes ~ Georgie ~ @georgiecakes
Hobby And More ~ Richa ~ @betit19
Java Cupcake ~ Betsy ~ @JavaCupcake
Mis Pensamientos ~ Junia ~ @juniakk
No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ TR ~ @TRCrumbley
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
Queen's Notebook ~ Elizabeth ~ @Mango_Queen
Rico sin Azucar ~ Helena ~ @ricosinazucar
Simply Reem ~ Reem ~ @simplyreem
Soni's Food for Thought ~ Soni ~ @sonisfood
Teaspoon of Spice ~ Deanna ~ @tspbasil
That Skinny Chick Can Bake ~ Liz ~ @Thatskinnychick
The Art of Cooking Real Food ~ Laura ~@TAofCRF
The Wimpy Vegetarian ~ Susan ~ @wimpyvegetarian
Vegan Yack Attack! ~ Jackie ~ @veganyackattack
Vegetarian Mamma ~ Cindy ~ @VegetarianMamma


This month is all about berries. Share your berry recipes from the month of April at the linky below!


36 comments:

  1. What a delicious looking blueberry loaf! Love it! I can just imagine the aroma! Thanks for sharing the recipe & berrylove!

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  2. I love this bread, it's amazing! I'be used raisins, almonds and apple before, but never blueberries, the colour is spectacular! ;-)
    Well done and have a fantastic #berrylove month
    Cheers!

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  3. I can imagine eating this warm, straight form the oven; my mouth is watering thinking about it. Happy berrylove! I adore blueberries, they're my favorite fruit and I eat almond butter almost everyday - so this is food haven to me.

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  4. That looks beautiful and yummy!

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  5. delicious colourful loaf and links look wonderful

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  6. Wow - that bread is beautiful! I've never made a yeast bread with berries before - thanks for sharing.

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  7. blueberry bread?! it looks DELICIOUS, richa! you are truly the vegan bread making queen!

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  8. Your blueberry bread is gorgeous, and I can only imagine how good it tastes fresh out of the oven. Sending #berrylove your way!

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  9. I'm loving the color of this gorgeous loaf!

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  10. I am on a huge break baking kick right now and can't wait to add this to the line up! It looks amazing.

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  11. Gorgeous loaf!Love the blueberries in there, such lovely sweet flavor.Your bread recipes are so delicious.Have to try them sometime!Sending you some #berrylove :)

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  12. richa, i just love all these vegan breads you make!!! the touch of blueberries is wonderful! i already pinned this the other day :). have a great day!

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    1. thanks Junia! Have a great vacation!

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  13. Another delicious loaf! I like seeing the blueberries spread throughout the bread!

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  14. such a beautiful looking bread. love the purple color interspersed all around the bread

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    1. Thanks Dassana. I know .. i like that purple too!:)

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  15. That looks like a really healthy and yummy bread. I really like how it has blueberries in it. I would never had thought of using blueberries in a bread!

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  16. That looks beautiful and yummy! rgds susan mathew www.chackoskitchen.com

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  17. This is an absolutely gorgeous loaf, as usual, Richa! You are honestly the best at baking bread, they always sound so good and look perfect. Bravo to your Blueberry Almond Bread! :)

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  18. Can i make these with apples or bananas? These look heavenly! I love yeast no matter what people say

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    1. Yes, you can make these with any fruit. If you look through the bread album http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.309845289076470.71767.143274179066916&type=3 , there are bunch of other fruit breads. Just replace the liquid with purees fruit and add flour to make a bread dough and you are good to go!

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  19. the blueberries have given the cake such a pretty look, love those purple specks

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  20. I still love baking breads and collecting wonderful bread recipes...Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Why hello you beautiful big blueberry lovelyness - what was that you say? oh you want Richa to fly you to NH to be in my tummy, I agree- I think you should totally be here dressed in butter by my side.

    xoxo

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    1. Yeah I think the blueberry bread has been hypnotized by those bella balls into saying so!:))

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  22. What a great loaf! Our berries aren't in season quite yet, either - using up last year's frozen berries. Love blueberries and almonds; this bread is a keeper!

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  23. It always blows me away when I see a bread recipe that doesn't require any eggs or dairy whatsoever. More power to you Richa!

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    1. Thank you RG.. I havent needed all that in my breads in years now!:))

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  24. Oh wow, that is absolutely beautiful!

    I just had two quick questions. First, about the flour, what exactly is bread flour? Is it white flour? I like to stay clear of any flour that isn't 100% whole grain. Could I replace that with a different flour, like spelt, or no?

    And also, are 2 tablespoons of sugar absolutely needed? I understand that the yeast needs some sugar in order to function properly, but I was wondering; do you know the minimum amount of added sugar that could be used? I prefer to consume as little added sugar as possible. Thank you so much!

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    1. Thanks!
      1. Bread flour is a blend of high gluten hard wheat varieties and is coarser than all purpose flour and less coarse than whole wheat flr. You can substitute it out with a "finer" whole grain flour(finer texture than whole wheat ) and add 2-3 teaspoons vital wheat gluten. Though the bread might end up a bit dense.
      2. the sugar just helps get the blueberry taste out a bit. But you can skip it and use only 1 tsp used for the yeast activation in step one. You can either add no more sugar or use equivalent sweeteners like blended dates, agave, stevia etc.

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    2. Thank you so much for the reply, I really appreciate the extra information!

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  25. This looks wonderful!
    Sending you some weekend #berry love!
    Cindy

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  26. I've seen many sweet quick blueberry breads, but this is fabulous!! A yeast bread with fresh berries! Looks wonderful and the texture is perfect. I'm excited to try this. I can imagine toasting the slices, using for french toast...oh my!!

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  27. Hello Miss Richa! Thank you for sharing with us your recipe, I'll definitely try this at home, I was really looking for something new for my kids who always go to school and I really wanted to bring with them my home made recipe as their snacks because I don't want them to buy anywhere in canteen or outside the school. I have already copied it in my recipe notebook. Thank you so much for this and I'm looking forward for you more recipes to post.

    xo
    cakes bakery in Brooklyn

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