Blueberry Cardamom Bread

This 100% whole wheat Blueberry Cardamom Bread is perfect as dessert or a breakfast quick bread that is not too sweet.

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I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner this year with a dozen attendees. It’s been a while since I did a traditional Thanksgiving with all the trimmings. You would think I did enough cooking for 2 days in preparation for the event. However, my friend, her mom and 2 kids were spending the whole Thanksgiving weekend with me. It was the perfect opportunity to make some extra sweets and let the kids eat the calories. I had bought lots of fruits to serve as snacks, in anticipation of the kids spending the weekend. One carton of blueberries was at hand to make this quick bread.

When I set to start baking, I realized I had all but a 1/2 cup of flour in my all purpose flour bin. Everyone was inside my cozy apartment watching movies – the kids in the bedroom and the adults in the living room –  and no one, myself included, wanted to go outside in the cold to get flour. Luckily, I had whole wheat pasty flour. Pastry flour is a high starch low protein flour which yields a very tender crumb in cakes, cookies and quick breads. This is a great whole wheat substitute for all purpose flour as you cannot tell the difference between this and 100% APF cakes. It is not dense like whole wheat cakes/cookies can often be, but light, fluffy and tender. If you don’t have access to pastry flour, you can also substitute 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 cake flour, however it wont be a 100% wheat cake as this one is.

This bread is just sweet enough for a dessert, but also not overly sweet so it can also serve as a breakfast treat. Great for long holiday weekends.

If you have extra blueberries in your fridge, here are some other blueberry treats you can easily whip up!

Blueberry Treats

IN THE MAKING

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Full of berry flavor, these are very moist and tender breads.

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With extra batter, you can also make them into muffins!

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Blueberry Cardamom Bread

Prep Time: 15 hours

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Blueberry Cardamom Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray non stick spray in 1 loaf pan or mini loaf pans and muffin tins as desired.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom and sugar. Mix to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs, yogurt, oil and vanilla extract. Whisk until well blended.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the blueberries.
  6. Transfer to prepared pans and cook until a toothpick/knife inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cooking times will vary depending which sized baking vessel you use.
  8. Mini loaves will take 35 minutes. Micro mini muffins will take 20 minutes.
  9. Cool. To remove from pans, flip pan over on a plate. Bang the back of the pan with a wooden spoon to release the moist cakes. They should then slip out.
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