BLUEBERRY LEMON YOGURT LOAF

When you have leftover blueberries and you don’t want them to go to waste, you could pop them in the freezer, or use them to make this Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Loaf! I’d say the latter is the better option, but that’s just my opinion. Plus, it’s gluten free!

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I’m currently fighting off a summer cold, which sucks big time. Let’s face it, it’s a little odd getting a cold in the summer. Unless you’re purposely creating a winter wonderland in your apartment, (which I’m sort of guilty of because I do love my air conditioning in the summer) having a summer cold sucks because you’re in the minority. Everyone else is outside enjoying the sun while I’m cooped up in my winter wonderland wrapped in a blanket with a cup of honey lemon tea, lots of tissue and Family Guy reruns on Netflix. So, I decided to make myself somewhat useful by making this yummy blueberry lemon yogurt loaf. Yummy treats for me! Yippee!!

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Every time I go grocery shopping in the summer, I always make sure I stock up on summer fruits. Fruits like peaches, nectarines, berries, kiwis, lychee and even exotic fruits are always in abundance during the summer months. I find that having a variety of fruit lying around gives me the inspiration to create fun summery recipes while incorporating them, and I also just love eating fruit. Lots and lots of yummy juicy fruit!

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One of the many things I loved about this recipe was how moist and cake-like it was. It actually has a similar texture to the lemon pound cake from Starbucks. However, my version is much healthier! This blueberry lemon yogurt loaf is gluten free, has less sugar than the Starbucks version and is loaded with fresh and delicious blueberries! Happy Baking!

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BLUEBERRY LEMON YOGURT LOAF
 
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A healthy gluten free and low sugar alternative to the Starbucks lemon cake.
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Recipe type: Gluten Free
Serves: 12 Servings
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup grape seed oil
  • ⅔ cup + 4 tablespoons golden cane sugar
  • 2 free run eggs
  • ½ cup fat free plain Greek yogurt (or Skyr)
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups whole grain oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅔ cup fresh blueberries, plus more for topping
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and lightly grease an 8 x 4x 2-inch loaf pan. Set side.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, oil, yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon juice sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add flour and baking powder and whisk again until combined, then fold in blueberries.
  3. Gently pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula until all the edges are evenly covered. Top with additional blueberries if desired. Bake for 1 hour or until it passes the toothpick test.
  4. When ready, remove the loaf from the oven and let it cool on the counter for about 10-20 minutes before popping it out of the pan. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jena Leigh says:

    These look so good. Love that they are healthy. I dont have a bread loaf so I may try them in a muffin tin🤣

    1. Valerie Azinge says:

      Thanks hun! It works just as good in a muffin pan. Just cut the baking time by half an hour 😉

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