This is original to me. I modified my recipe for Apple Cinnamon Bread and came up with this and was very pleased with the results! I hope you enjoy it!
Please note that this recipe is only soy-free if you use all soy-free ingredients, is fish, egg and nut-free, and can be wheat and milk-free (see variations below).
½ Cup salted, full-fat butter
1 Cup white sugar
1 ½ Cups soy-free flour
(I recommend using a whole wheat flour such as King Arthur brand)
(make sure you checked the labels to ensure that it is soy-free)
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ - 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Cup mashed blueberries
(This is about 2 Cups blueberries before you mash them.)
1. Preheat oven to 325oF.
2. Grease 8x4 inch loaf pan.
3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
4. Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix well.
5. Blend in mashed blueberries. (I like to use a potato masher.) (You can use frozen blueberries if you thaw them, just make sure you drain off any excess liquid before mashing them.)
6. Pour into prepared pan.
7. Bake for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
On a side note, the amount of salt and cinnamon is based on personal preference. I find that 1/2 teaspoon of salt is plenty. I enjoy the flavor of cinnamon, so I use the full teaspoon. If you do not, use the 1/2 teaspoon or leave it out entirely.
· Use any type of berry in place of the blueberries, such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or a mix of any of those. J Cherries would be wonderful, too!
· You can always add some dried or fresh berries/cherries to the bread, too, but no more than 1 Cup total mix-ins. Make sure they are either dried or fresh, though. Extra frozen berries/cherries make a mush mess!
· Gluten/Wheat-Free Version: Substitute Gluten-Free (Such as King Arthur Brand) flour for the flour.
· Milk-Free Version: Substitute olive oil for the butter and grease the pan with olive oil. It works wonderfully! J