If you are lucky, you have some Saskatoons right now in your kitchen. ‘Tis the season for those lovely purple berries and time to bake with them! As much as I do love them fresh, sometimes you just want them in a muffin or loaf.

And since I love lemon, I put them in a basic lemon loaf.

And for once I tried to make it a little healthier, something I rarely do. I used applesauce instead of oil and this resulted in a very dense, but still tasty, loaf.

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Ingredients Needed:
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1 cup of sugar
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp lemon zest
1/2 cup of lemon juice
1/2 cup applesauce

Kick the tires and light the fires to 325 degrees.

Cream the butter and sugar, then add in your eggs.

Pour in the lemon juice, applesauce and lemon zest and mix them up as well.

Add in the dry ingredients.

And it's ready.

Now, my berries all sank to the bottom of the loaf as you can see in the picture above. Drives me nuts! It still tastes fine but it doesn't look as nice.

I am all about looks.

And I know the “secret” of rolling the berries in flour.

They still sank.

So what I would do is mix them in the top layer once it's in the pan.

Then the little buggers can sink through it alllll they want.

I baked it low at 325 until a knife inserted comes out clean, anywhere from 40-50 minutes. It makes a small loaf, just right for snacking!

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Lemon Saskatoon Loaf
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Loaf
Servings: 8
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
Instructions
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar, then add in your eggs. 

  3. Pour in the lemon juice, applesauce and lemon zest and mix them up as well. 
  4. Add in the dry ingredients. And it's ready. Now, my berries all sank to the bottom of the loaf as you can see in the picture above. Drives me nuts! It still tastes fine but it doesn't look as nice. I am all about looks. And I know the secret of rolling the berries in flour. They still sank. So what I would do is mix them in the top layer once it's in the pan. Then the little buggers can sink through it alllll they want.

  5. I baked it low at 325 degrees until a knife inserted comes out clean, anywhere from 40-50 minutes. It makes a small loaf, just right for snacking!

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Saskatoon Loaf
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 26g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4.4%
Vitamin C 10.9%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

2 Comments

  1. Looks good, I found a stray pint of blueberries in the fridge today that I just may use for this.

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