For this month’s #BakeTogether, Abby suggested we make a simple summer fruit cake. I love #BakeTogether because it’s super flexible; Abby gives us a base recipe and from there we can go in any direction that we desire. I decided to use berries my daughter and I had recently picked to make a pretty and healthy quick bread.

We really enjoyed this bread. It’s moist and fruity, with a bright touch of lemon, and a little bit of heft from the whole wheat pastry flour. It makes a nice snack or dessert, but also works for breakfast; I see no reason why you couldn’t turn this batter into muffins, if you like. I used a combination of blackberries and raspberries but suspect it would be delicious with blueberries or strawberries, too. Use orange or lime zest instead of the lemon, if you prefer.

I was a little aggressive mixing my berries into the batter, so they kind of disappeared in there (and turned the bread a subtle shade of pink). If you want to have more whole berries in your bread, take care not to break them up when folding them into the batter.

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22 Comments

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    Jessica / Green Skies and Sugar Trips — August 24, 2011 @ 7:12 am

    I love anything that combines fresh berries and an easy breakfast, (and is healthy, hello whole wheat!) and this looks like perhaps with a dollop of yogurt on top, it would completely fit the bill!!! Love this Winnie, genius! :-)

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    Diana@Spain-In-Iowa — August 24, 2011 @ 7:14 am

    Lovely Winnie! I love the color in this.

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    Carrie@bakeaholic mama — August 24, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    Looks amazing!! I love any type of berry quick bread. I wish I had a slice of that for breakfast this morning! YUM

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    Kelly Wilson — August 24, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    You are making hungry!!!

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — August 24, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    Love this Winnie…healthful and pretty…even in pink!

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    leaf (the indolent cook) — August 24, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    So wholesome, and I love the purplish-pink bits of berries in the bread… pretty!

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    Caroline @ chocolate and carrots — August 24, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    Yum…quick bread is so delicious and I bet the lemon glaze just made it fantastic. :-)

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    Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes — August 24, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    This sounds incredible, I love fruity breads! Especially with a lemon glaze!! I’ll have to try this very soon! :)

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    Manali — August 24, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    Hi Winnie,
    I love your blog, and learning a lot from it. I can’t wait to try this one! Can you think of a replacement for yogurt? My son is allergic to milk protein, so I need to avoid any milk based product.

    Thanks,
    Manali.

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    Katherine Martinelli — August 24, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Everything about this recipe just looks and sounds delightful. Yum.

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    Lisa~~ — August 24, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    That is one delicious looking bread.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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    Sherilyn @ Wholepromise — August 25, 2011 @ 5:34 am

    I love this type of thing for breakfast. It looks delicious..

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    Cara — August 25, 2011 @ 6:27 am

    Looks amazing, Winnie! I bet it’s good the day after, toasted and buttered.

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — August 25, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    This looks so good!

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    Lizi Clawson — August 25, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    This bread looks delicious! I can just see my 3 year old and 1 year old covered in it :p

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — August 25, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    This looks great, Winnie! Now I’m glad that I just placed an order for some more whole wheat pastry flour from King Arthur Flour earlier today. :)

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    Monet — August 25, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    Whole wheat flour…greek yogurt…summer berries….I know what I’m making tomorrow! Thank you for sharing this sweetness. You and your words make me smile. I hope you are having a happy end to your week. I’m looking forward to a weekend of reading…back in school already!

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    Paula — August 26, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    That’s one gorgeous looking bread Winnie. Your *aggressive* folding in of the berries certainly gave it a lovely soft look to it.

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — August 27, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    This looks so good! A quick bread that’s actually healthy is a wonderful thing :)

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    Cookie and Kate — August 27, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    Yum! One quick glance at your recipe and I knew this bread was a winner. I love baking with yogurt and whole wheat flour—the yogurt does a great job of adding the extra moisture that the whole grains require. I bet it is so good with raspberries!

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    Tres Delicious — August 28, 2011 @ 1:01 am

    Such a nice wheat bread. It’s kinda good for my diet program.

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    Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen — September 7, 2011 @ 3:17 am

    This is one fruity bread I wouldn’t mind having for breakfast. It’s healthy too, which is a big bonus!