Blackberry and Apple Loaf

Foraged, brambles, easy, frugal

Having picked lots of blackberries and apples recently I wanted to come up with a simple tea loaf to enjoy them in. After a couple of attempts I came up with this recipe which I’m very happy with. On the first day of making its quite suited to having butter spread on it (if you wish) and on the second and consecutive days it becomes more of a moist cake, a little bit like Sophie Dahl’sSpelt Banana Bread. This loaf is so simple to put together all you do is mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients/fruit and make sure you don’t overwork the mixture. Using frozen blackberries helps the berries stay whole but if you only have fresh ones to hand I’m sure that would be fine too.

Foraged, brambles, easy, frugal, quick

Delicious buttered with a cup of tea:-)

As this recipe uses foraged fruit I am entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which is run by myself and Helen  at Fuss Free Flavours and being hosted by Elizabeth’s Kitchen this month . I am also entering Made with Love Mondays which is hosted by Javelin Warrior’s Cookin w/luv as it is made from scratch. Next I’m entering A Kick at the Pantry Door’s Feel Good Food Challenge which is run by Victoria as the theme is apples.

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4.7 from 12 reviews
Blackberry and Apple Loaf
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A deliciously quick to make spiced Blackberry and Apple Loaf which you can eat sliced on its own or with butter.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 10
  • 200g Plain flour
  • 100g Castor sugar
  • 50g Light Muscovado Sugar
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Mixed Spice
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 135 mls Light olive oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 120g Frozen Blackberries
  • 1 Dessert Apple, peeled and chopped (do this at last minute)
  • Topping:
  • 1 tbsp Demerara sugar
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease and flour a loaf tin (22 x 11 x 6 cm)
  3. Sieve the flour and mix all the dry ingredients together.
  4. Then with a large spoon fold in the eggs, oil, vanilla extract, apples and blackberries until just mixed.
  5. Place in a loaf tin and sprinkle on the Demerara sugar.
  6. Bake for 65 – 70 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Serve with butter or on its own. Will last for several days kept in an airtight container.

Foraged, brambles, easy, frugal

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  1. William Gould

    Must remember this for October time when I have a fair amount of blackberries and apples from the garden!

  2. Paul Wilson

    Would go great with afternoon tea.

  3. Sam Williams

    This looks absolutely delicious!

  4. Maddy

    Tried to collect some blackberries for this, but they seem to be going over now :(. Maybe next year…

    1. Camilla

      I’ve seen them in the shops – but once you’ve seen them on a bush for free I can’t bring myself to buy them!

  5. Maddy

    Loads of blackberries on the bushes, but not such a great apple crop this year :(

  6. bev

    Looks delicious – I bet it would be really nice served warm!

  7. Bev

    Sounds delicious!

  8. Elina

    This looks delicious, I haven’t tried such combination of ingredients yet but now I have to. Thanks for the post

  9. Galina V

    Love apples in breads and cakes, a healthy way to sneak in fruit in baking

    1. Camilla

      It is lovely:-)

  10. glenn hutton

    Never tried this before but looks lovely!

    1. Camilla

      Oh you should try it it’s so easy and delicious:-)

  11. Tracy Nixon

    I gave this recipe to my mum and she made it yesterday for my dad – who is one of those men with a bottomless pit for a stomach! Apparently he loved it and ate a quarter in one go with a cup of tea! So 10/10 !

    1. Camilla

      Aah, that’s so lovely to hear. At least it has healthy fruit in it too:-)

  12. K Mayers

    Love blackberries, apple & cinnamon but haven’t eaten them like in this kind of thing before – I can’t wait to try it now!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, hope you enjoy it:-)

  13. carriecomp

    Love this, seems straight forward enough for me to make. Definitely going to give it a try with my daughter (she’s a better baker than me) Thank you!

  14. Tracy Nixon

    Fab ideas – I have been out blackberry picking with the kids so am on the look out for inspiration! We have mad blackberry jam a few times but thought I would be more adventurerous! Wish me luck!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, hope you enjoy it:-)

  15. Deena Kakaya

    Hello, I just found you! What a lovely recipe. My toddler is obscenely hard to feed and particularly so with fruit. I’m going to try this recipe with him, I bet it smells fabulous! X

    1. Camilla

      So glad you found me, hope your son enjoys the loaf:-)

  16. Stephanie Whitehouse

    Perfect – my apple tree is going crazy

  17. Jo

    Thank you so much for this recipe. Cooked it last night with foraged apples and blackberries and it turned out a treat!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you for your feedback, glad you liked it:-)

  18. Maya Russell

    I wouldn’t have thought to put butter on it but I’m sure it tastes good.

  19. Denise Slater

    I love this, because picking brambles is a lovely Autumn past-time, especially with kids :-) I remember picking them with my mum, and love to do so with my son now. It also makes a cheap meal.

  20. Alison Smith

    It looks delicious, I want to try :) do you by any chance have a receipe for a butterscotch tart, the type they used to do at school? (We used to have it every Wednesday, it would be swimming followed by as roast dinner then butterscotch tart, best day of the week!)

    1. Camilla

      Not that I’ve ever made but a mother at my daughter’s school mentioned she had this recipe when I first started blog so will try and get her recipe:-)

  21. Paul Wilson

    Nice to have a new recipes for apples at the moment.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes they are in abundance right now:-)

  22. Maya Russell

    A wonderful recipe for autumn. Thanks.

    1. Camilla

      You’re very welcome:-)

  23. Jayne T

    Looks yummy and a fab idea to put those two flavours together.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, hope you try it:-)

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