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.

Credit Crunch MunchMade with Love Mondays

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4.7 from 15 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. Leslie

    Made this loaf at the weekend. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make! I used Sunflower oil instead of olive and fresh blackberries and it was perfect. So good I am having to make another one today! Can I freeze them?
    Thank you for your recipes – they’re fantastic!

    1. Camilla

      Hi Leslie, so very glad you like my loaf, you’ve made me want to make it again now too! I have never frozen it but have frozen fruit muffins which tend to go a bit soggier once thawed, I expect from the moisture leaching out of the fruit so expect similar would happen with this loaf?

  2. Ann

    Did this recipe with blackberries picked out of garden – loved it – so did all my friends. Next time I will get the light olive oil – I only had the normal oil at the time of making loaf. Will definitely do again !

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant Ann, thank you so much for your feedback, glad you all enjoyed it:-)

  3. Have just made this using raspberries, it’s in the oven at the moment and I’m really looking forward to tasting it!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent, that sounds lovely:-)

  4. Paul Wilson

    Soon be blackberry and apple time!

  5. Jane McColl

    have kept this recipe for next years blackberry haul

    1. Camilla


  6. Heather Haigh

    That looks gorgeous. Another recipe for me to try a bit later in the year when the fruit is ready to pick. I can almost taste it. (wish I could)

  7. Jackie Chapman

    This looks gorgeous, beautifully moist.

  8. William Gould

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

  9. Paul Wilson

    Would go great with afternoon tea.

  10. Sam Williams

    This looks absolutely delicious!

  11. 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!

  12. Maddy

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

  13. bev

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

  14. Bev

    Sounds delicious!

  15. Elina

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

  16. Galina V

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

    1. Camilla

      It is lovely:-)

  17. glenn hutton

    Never tried this before but looks lovely!

    1. Camilla

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

  18. 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:-)

  19. 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:-)

  20. 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!

  21. 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:-)

  22. 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:-)

  23. Stephanie Whitehouse

    Perfect – my apple tree is going crazy

  24. 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:-)

  25. Maya Russell

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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:-)

  28. Paul Wilson

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

    1. Camilla

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

  29. Maya Russell

    A wonderful recipe for autumn. Thanks.

    1. Camilla

      You’re very welcome:-)

  30. Jayne T

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

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, hope you try it:-)

  31. Wendles80

    This looks very appealing – I definitely aim to give this a go. Homemade loaves are always delicious, but the added berries would give it such a tasty edge, kids would love it too – always like to encourage them to eat healthily and they would devour this!! Might be good with blueberries too – have loads to use up from my blueberry bush….ooooohhhh yum!

    1. Camilla

      Great, do let me know if you make it with blueberries:-)

  32. Ann Robinson

    The apple and blackberry loaf looks delicious

  33. Lotties World of Cakes

    This cake looks delcious! I love big chunks of apple in a cake!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it’s definitely worth making:-)

  34. Heather Haigh

    I have blackberries and apples ready to harvest right nowm, will have a go at this. :()

  35. Janine

    Looks delicious!

  36. Belinda Matthews

    This would be great for my son to take to school as his snack

    1. Camilla

      Yes it’s not too naughty:-)

  37. Kirsty Fox

    We picked loads of blackberries recently and I didn’t really know what to make with them, but this sounds delicious, I will have to give it a go.

    1. Camilla

      Great, they are so handy to have in the freezer for this:-)

  38. Sara yarnell

    Sounds delicious, will definitely be trying this

  39. Evelyn Moffat

    I will have to try this. It looks lovely :O)

  40. chris yocomp

    Brill – there are soo many blackberries in my local park and I hate seeing them go to waste. But I cant make any more jam!! So will try this once I have picked more tomorrow x

  41. Anne Wallwin

    will try it as an after school treat for the kids.

  42. Tracy Nixon

    I made this yesterday and we will eat it today!

  43. Lucy Taylor

    Thanks for a lovely seasonal recipe. I’ve bookmarked it to try at the weekend!

  44. Kalyan

    Just mouthwatering…looks delicious!

  45. Tracy Nixon

    What a lovely Autumn recipe thanks!

  46. Ursula Hunt

    this looks gorgeous,must try it 🙂

  47. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Nice to be able to be back reading blogs again. A lovely fruit loaf and sounds simple to make. Not sure I would have the patience to wait for it to cool down to eat it! There is something so comforting about eating cakes staright from the oven!

    1. Camilla

      Long time no see/hear. Hello stranger:-) Thanks it was really good with a cuppa:-)


    looked great so i gave it a go and OMG it was GOOOOOOOD

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thank you so much for your lovely feedback:-) Glad you enjoyed it!

  49. Paul Wilson

    Seasonal and delicious.

  50. tinkertink2010

    Looks lovely Camilla – a fab way of using up fruit from your foraging! xoxo

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, hope you get a chance to try it:-)

  51. Javelin Warrior

    Love the sound of this cake/bread, Camila – studded with apple bits and blackberries, this sound perfect for breakfast! Simple too, which is really nice for a quick loaf like this…

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Mark, I’m a cereal kind of girl in the morning but if you want to eat it for breakfast then that’s cool:-)

  52. carpathian

    this looks yummy going to try it for my partner as he loves anything like this 🙂

  53. angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

    that looks a real treat, would make a change to the usual Tea Loaf I make all the time. Just need to go out and pick more blackberries as used the last batch to make Apple & Blackberry pies and crumbles.

    Ooh also loved the fact that you have buttered a slice – yummy!


    1. Camilla

      Thanks Angela, I think it’s a recipe you can really play about with and experiment with different fruits and even nuts:-)

  54. Lisa Williams

    I am not a fan of cooked fruit usually but I have to say this post has left me drooling this looks absolutely gorgeous 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Lisa, it’s just the right time of year for this loaf:-)

  55. Elizabeth

    Look at those gorgeous chunks of fruit in that loaf! It looks superb! Thank you for sharing with Credit Crunch Munch!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Elizabeth:-)

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