Berry Bonanza Bliss Quick Bread Recipe
This Berry Bonanza Bliss Bread is a simple quick bread recipe chock-full of nuts and berries and drizzled with icing and white chocolate. Perfect for breakfast, dessert or to give as a gift during the holidays!
Whenever I indulge and stop at my favorite coffee shop during the holidays they have this delicious bread that I can’t resist. It’s full of cranberries and white chocolate and frosted with a lemony frosting. It’s only out during the holidays though and I usually start my day off with coffee at home, so I decided to try to make my own version of a berry quick bread recipe.
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I made a few additions of course — everything can use a little improvement right? I took the lemon out of the frosting and added nuts and a variety of dried berries. I also switched the butter in the recipe for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®. I grew up using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® and their new recipe is made from real, simple ingredients you can recognize like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, purified water and a pinch of salt – 100% taste, 0% artificial preservatives – and is still unbelievably delicious! It also has 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter. I don’t know about you but I’ll take any calorie cuts I can get during the holidays!
This really is a quick bread. It only took me 10 minutes to throw the ingredients together and get it in the oven. All you do is mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in one bowl, and cream the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® and sugar together in your KitchenAid mixing bowl, adding your eggs and vanilla to the mixture. Then you slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with some buttermilk. Then the best part, add your berries (I used dried cranberries, cherries and blueberries), white chocolate chips and chopped pecans. It’s good enough to eat at this point but you should probably bake it ;).
Make sure to put a sheet of parchment paper on the bottom of your greased loaf pan, or flour the bottom, to keep the bread from sticking. Then pour in your mixture and pop it in your 350 °F oven for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in it comes out clean.
When it comes out of the oven you already have a delicious loaf of bread but it gets even better when you add the frosting and white chocolate drizzle! Sprinkle a few berries and nuts on top and you have something pretty enough to give as a gift….or you could just eat it all yourself.
I took mine to Sawyer’s teachers a couple of days after I made the bread and everyone loved it. They all commented on how moist it was. I even had someone ask me if I would make more so she could buy it from me! Wrap this bread up in some cellophane, add a bow and a cute tag, and you have the perfect gift this holiday season.
Berry Bonanza Bliss Bread
- 2 c All purpose flour
- 1 1/2 c Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 2 Eggs
- 8 tbsp I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!®
- 1/2 c Buttermilk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 c Dried berries, (cherries, blueberry and cranberry mix), set a few aside to top
- 1/2 c Pecans, (chopped), set a few aside to top
- 1/2 cup White chocolate chips
- 2 c Confectioner's sugar
- 1 tbsp Heavy cream
White Chocolate Drizzle
- 1/2 c White chocolate chips
- 1 tsp Vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in one bowl.
- Using your mixer combine I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® and sugar. Add eggs one at a time.
- Add vanilla extract to egg and butter mixture.
- Slowly mix in the dry ingredients with the buttermilk.
- Fold in dried berry mix, white chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
- Grease your loaf pan and either flour the bottom or line it with parchment paper.
- Pour batter into the loaf pan.
- Bake for 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Make sure to check it early and often so it doesn't over-bake.
- While the bread is cooling make the frosting.
- Mix confectioner's sugar with cream slowly, only add enough cream to make the sugar a thick spreadable consistency.
- Once the bread has cooled spread the icing over the top and sprinkle with dried berry mix and chopped pecans.
- Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Add vegetable oil slowly, just a little bit at a time, until you get it to a consistency where it runs easily. Then dip your spoon in the chocolate and, holding it about an inch over the bread, move it back and forth to create a pretty drizzle.
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