a perfect summer breakfast, snack, or dessert.
or all of the above.
specific foods and flavors that play off of each other so perfectly, they taste better when combined.
the synergistic effect explodes in this loaf…
…a Ménage à trois between lemons, blueberries, and greek yogurt….
the lemon and greek yogurt combine so perfectly to create a moist loaf with a sweet lemon tang.
the blueberries add a juicy burst of summer.
and the chia seeds, my favorite, really help to bring texture to the loaf with tiny crisp, crunches in every bite.
Recipe (adapted from Ina Garten)
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tbsps chia seeds (optional)
- 1 cup plain, greek yogurt
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 3 large eggs (pasture raised if possible)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen- or any other fruit you want to sub in)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan. Mix the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Mix the next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Fold in blueberries. Bake for 45-55 minutes. (I always set my oven alarm to 5 minutes before the lowest time listed.
Allow cake to cool before taking it out of the pan.
Mix 1 tbsp lemon juice + 2 tbsp confectioners sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze on top of loaf.