Berrylicious Quick Bread

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Berrylicious Quick Bread is a delightful treat featuring soft and tender bread loaded with fresh blackberries and optionally drizzled with a sweet glaze. Perfect for brunches, teas, or gatherings, this quick bread is both delicious and easy to make. Enjoy a slice with your favorite beverage for a delightful snack!

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Berrylicious Quick Bread

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensuring that ingredients like butter, sour cream, egg, and milk are at room temperature helps prevent lumps and ensures a smooth batter.
  • Sour Cream: Adding sour cream to the batter provides moisture and richness, resulting in a softer texture for the loaf. Its subtle tangy flavor complements the sweetness of the blackberries.
  • Baking Powder: Acting as the leavening agent, baking powder helps the loaf rise and creates a light and airy texture. This quick bread requires baking powder rather than yeast, making it convenient and time-saving.
  • Blackberries: Fresh blackberries are preferred for their juicy sweetness. However, frozen blackberries can be used as well.
  • Glaze: The optional glaze adds a touch of sweetness and can be adjusted according to personal preference.

Berrylicious Quick Bread

Taste and Storage

Berrylicious Quick Bread offers a subtle blackberry flavor with a slightly dense yet soft crumb texture. It can be enjoyed plain, with glaze, or accompanied by butter or jam.

To store the loaf, wrap it in plastic wrap and store it at room temperature for up to 5 days. Avoid refrigerating the loaf, as it may dry out faster. If refrigerated, store it in an airtight container.

Berrylicious Quick Bread

Freezing Instructions

To freeze the bread, allow it to cool completely, then wrap it tightly in aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap. Place it in a heavy-duty freezer bag, label it with the date, and freeze for up to three months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Berrylicious Quick Bread



  • ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (½ stick / 60 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup (115 g) sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups (190 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup (125 g) whole milk, room temperature
  • 2 cups (290 g) fresh blackberries, divided

Glaze (Optional)

  • 1 cup (125 g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray an 8½ x 4½-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together sugar, butter, sour cream, and egg until creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. With the mixer on low, alternate adding flour mixture and milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  5. Gently fold in 1 ¾ cups of blackberries, reserving ¼ cup for topping.
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and top with reserved blackberries.
  7. Bake for 60-65 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean with a few crumbs.
  8. Allow the loaf to cool completely.
  9. For the optional glaze, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and milk until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over cooled loaf, slice, and serve. Enjoy!

Berrylicious Quick Bread

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