LIFESTYLE: RECIPE, BLUEBERRY & APPLE LOAF



After such lovely feedback from my Banana and Strawberry Loaf recipe post I have decided to share another recipe with you all here on Bea-uty Blog. Just like my previous recipe posts, I have created this recipe myself using aspects from variety I have found in books/online and a classic 'trial and error' method. These aren't the healthiest of treats, but that's why I make them in mini loaf cases. Per mini loaf, they contain (approx.): 225 calories, 4g protein, 7g fat and 16g sugar. 
Blueberry Loaf topped with dried blueberry drops

Quantities: 5 mini Blueberry loaf cakes & 5 mini Blueberry and Apple loaf cakes (using these mini loaf cases).

Ingredients: 
250g self-raising flour
125g caster sugar
75g unsalted butter, softened 
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk
1 cooking apple, peeled and cut into small pieces
125g blueberries
Icing sugar, for decoration
Dried blueberries, for decoration

1. Pre-heat your oven to 200C/180C fan/gas mark 6 and place your mini loaf cases on a baking tray.

2. Cream together the butter and caster sugar, until the mixture is light and fluffy. Then slowly add the eggs (add a little flour if needed). 

3. Fold in the remaining flour. Then lightly stir in the milk and vanilla extract, do not stir too much as this will make your mixture heavy. Fold the blueberries into the mixture.

4. Spoon half the mixture into 5 of the mini loaf cases (approx. 2 tbsp of mixture per case). 

5. Go back to the remaining mixture and fold in the apple pieces. Now spoon this half of the mixture into the remaining 5 mini loaf cases. 

6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a skewer/knife comes out clean. Leave to cool for 15 minutes.

7. Mix your icing sugar with warm water (make sure your icing is not too runny to ensure it will stick to the dried blueberries). Top each loaf with the dried blueberries, using the icing to ensure they stay on top of the loaf.


8. Share with guests/EAT THEM ALL.
Blueberry and Apple Loaf

Left: Blueberry Loaf topped with dried blueberry drops, Right: Blueberry and Apple Loaf
I choose to top only the mini Blueberry Loaf with dried blueberries as this will give your guests choice and make it easier to tell the difference between them all! I hope you and your guests love these little treats as much as I do. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter to show me how yours turn out, I'd love to see them! Enjoy, 
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3 comments

  1. Wow, they look DELICIOUS! Love the fact they come in a 'mini-loaf' size, such a cute idea!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Lifestyle link-up today - hope to see you there next week!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

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    1. They are yummy... plus mini-loaf size is perfect for guests!

      No worries lovely, glad you enjoyed the post.

      Bea | Bea-uty Blog

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  2. Ohh these sound like the perfect comfort food! I love that they're in individual portions too, perfect finger food for a summer BBQ!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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