In what may possibly be the quickest turn around timing between baking and blogging that I have done in recent months, I made this Three Fruit Quick Bread yesterday. I am actually still happily snacking on what is left of it while I write this post. Within my computer there are still recipes I created last year I have yet to manage to write up the recipe to share it with you, but this Three Fruit Quick Bread was just too good not to jump and write about.
I do not really eat oranges. Nothing against them, I am honestly too lazy to do the work required to peel and eat them. Steve, however, buys them to take to work when we are out shopping. There have been a few sitting in the fruit bowl staring at me, and I knew those oranges were going to go bad. I was planning to make an orange quick bread, then while mixing ingredients thought using some of my homemade applesauce instead of eggs would be fun. THEN Steve shuffled through the kitchen to remind my baking queen self that I still hadn’t made the muffins I bought blueberries for, and decided to quiet him up and dumped the blueberries into the batter I was mixing.
For all the joking we do about me not taking pictures of the food he makes like I do my creations for Instagram, I have to say even if it was accidental his idea to add the blueberries was a great one. Between the applesauce substitution and the blueberries, the orange flavor was perfectly balanced. Just don’t tell him I said it.
- 2 c flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 c sugar
- 2 Tbsp butter at room temperature
- ¼ c applesauce
- ¼ c orange juice
- ¾ c water
- zest from 3 oranges
- 1 c blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar.
- Add in the butter and apple sauce and mix well. continue to mix while slowly adding in the orange juice and water.
- Fold in the zest and blueberries by hand, so you don't pop the blueberries.
- Pour the mixture into loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes until it passes the toothpick test.
- Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!