This easy vegan blueberry bread is easy to make, healthy, oil-free, nut-free, and refined sugar-free. It can be served as a dessert, breakfast on the go or an afternoon snack.


Vegan Blueberry Bread Recipe – Easy and Delicious

I have a deep-seated affection for vegan blueberry and banana bread. I’ve dedicated countless hours to refining this recipe, conducting innumerable tests, and baking it over and over again until it emerges from the oven perfectly moist, delicious, and wonderfully fluffy. With that irresistible sweetness enhanced by the juicy bursts of berries, it’s safe to say that I might take a break from baking this delightful treat for a little while. (I’m just kidding, I can’t resist it for long!)

vegan blueberry bread recipe

At the heart of this delectable vegan blueberry bread are two superstar ingredients: oats and blueberries. These elements not only contribute to the irresistible flavour and texture of the bread but also pack a powerful nutritional punch. Oats, in particular, are a nutritional powerhouse, offering a wealth of benefits that go far beyond their delicious taste.


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OATS – NUTRITION BENEFITS

Oats are a treasure trove of essential minerals, making them a valuable addition to your diet. These tiny yet mighty grains are loaded with nutrients like manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron. Let’s take a closer look at what makes oats such a nutritional powerhouse:

1. Manganese: Oats are an excellent source of manganese, a vital trace mineral that plays a crucial role in the formation of connective tissue, blood clotting, and bone development.

2. Selenium: Selenium, another essential mineral found in oats, is known for its antioxidant properties. It helps protect your body from oxidative damage and supports a healthy immune system.

3. Phosphorus: Oats provide a substantial amount of phosphorus, which is vital for strong bones and teeth. It also participates in various metabolic processes throughout the body.

4. Magnesium: Magnesium is an indispensable mineral for overall health, and oats are a rich source of it. This mineral plays a significant role in muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and bone health.

5. Iron: While oats may not be as iron-rich as red meat, they still offer a valuable source of non-heme iron, which is essential for oxygen transport in the blood and overall energy production.

6. Dietary Fiber: In addition to minerals, oats are a powerhouse of dietary fiber. Fiber is essential for healthy digestion and can help regulate blood sugar levels. It also aids in managing weight and reducing the risk of heart disease.

7. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): Oats contain vitamin B1, also known as thiamine. This vitamin is crucial for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fat, and alcohol. It helps the body convert food into energy, making it an indispensable component of your overall nutrition

Incorporating oats into your diet, whether through this amazing vegan blueberry bread or other recipes, is an excellent way to harness the numerous health benefits they offer. Not only are oats packed with essential nutrients, but they also provide long-lasting energy, keep you feeling full, and support a healthy heart.

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BLUEBERRIES – NUTRITION BENEFITS

Now, let’s talk about the other star ingredient: blueberries. These vibrant, sweet-tart little gems aren’t just a delightful addition to your vegan blueberry bread; they bring a wealth of health benefits to the table as well.

Blueberries are often hailed as one of the superfoods for their exceptional nutrient profile. They are rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which give them their deep blue colour. The benefits of blueberries include:

1. Antioxidant Power: The antioxidants in blueberries help combat oxidative stress in the body, reducing the risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

2. Cognitive Health: Blueberries have been linked to improved cognitive function. Regular consumption may help protect the brain from age-related decline and enhance memory and learning.

3. Immune Support: The vitamin C in blueberries contributes to a strong immune system, helping your body fend off infections and illnesses.

4. Digestive Health: Blueberries are a good source of dietary fibre, aiding digestion and promoting a healthy gut microbiome.

5. Skin Health: The antioxidants in blueberries can help maintain healthy, radiant skin by reducing the signs of ageing and promoting skin elasticity.

The sweet and juicy blueberries in your vegan blueberry bread not only add a burst of flavour but also provide a nutritious punch that contributes to your overall well-being.


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Putting It All Together: Vegan Blueberry Bread

As you can see, this vegan blueberry bread is more than just a delightful treat for your taste buds. It’s a well-balanced combination of two incredibly nutritious ingredients, oats and blueberries, that offer an array of health benefits. When you indulge in a slice of this scrumptious bread, you’re not only satisfying your cravings but also nourishing your body.

Now, you might be wondering how you can make this incredible vegan blueberry bread yourself. Well, the recipe is a labour of love, and I’m more than happy to share it with you. This way, you can experience the joy of baking it in your own kitchen and savouring each mouthwatering bite.

Vegan Blueberry Bread Recipe – (Oil-free and nut-free)

Course: Dessert, BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes

This vegan blueberry loaf cake is deliciously moist, healthy, oil-free, nut-free, and refined sugar-free. It can be served as a dessert, breakfast on-the-go, or an afternoon snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 flax egg

  • 200ml dairy-free milk

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 150g oat flour*

  • 50g coconut sugar

  • 2 tbsp baking powder

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 4 tbsp apple sauce

  • 2 tbsp plain dairy-free yoghurt (no added sugar)

  • a pinch of salt

  • 150g blueberries

Directions

  • Make the flax egg – 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds with 3 tbsp water. Let it sit for 15min
  • In a small bowl combine the milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside to form the buttermilk
  • In the meantime, in a large bowl add the oat flour, sugar, baking powder and mix them together
  • Now add the buttermilk, flax egg, apple sauce, yoghurt, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Combine all the ingredients well.
  • The last step is to add the blueberries. Fold them in gently so they don’t release their juice (as that will happen in the oven anyway).
  • Place it in the oven, for 50-55min.
  • Let it cool down completely on the rack before serving.

Notes

  • *oat flour – make it by grinding any oats in a blender into flour.

Resources: Report 41 Dietary Reference Values of Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom: Report of the Panel on Dietary Reference Values of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy // The Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods by Dr. Michael Murray and Dr. Joseph Pizzorno with Lara Pizzorno MA, LMT

Do you prefer banana or blueberry bread? Let me know in the comments below

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6 Comments

  1. Ashleigh May 22, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    This sounds so delish i’ll have to try it!!

    Reply
    1. Thyme with Tina May 26, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you! Let me know how it goes 🙂

      Reply
  2. Caitlin May 24, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Omg yum! I’m definitely making this recipe! Delicious and healthy! What more could you want?

    Reply
    1. Thyme with Tina May 26, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks Caitlin 🙂

      Reply
  3. Ashley J Newton May 25, 2020 at 3:19 am

    Oo, this is just the recipe I need for a quick bite in the mornings …with my coffee. MMM!

    Reply
    1. Thyme with Tina May 26, 2020 at 7:25 pm

      Glad you like it Ashley! Definitely, you can have it in the morning, in the afternoon or served as a dessert 🙂

      Reply

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