Berry picking is becoming our thing. This time we are heading out on an adventure to a local berry patch to pick blackberries. Isn’t it amazing how incredibly sweet fresh berries taste when they are picked off the vine by your very own hands? It would be perfectly acceptable to eat a bowl of blackberries on their own, but you know us…we must take all deserts to the next level. Especially on Saturday! So today we will be using these yummy blackberries to make a blackberry compote to spread on top of our freshly baked banana bread. Berry sweet and berry delicious!
Banana Bread Recipe
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/8 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
2 tablespoons buttermilk or milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 bananas mashed very well
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Add flour, baking soda and salt to a small bowl and set aside.
q,, ,t,a,,,Mix egg, sugar and oil and stir until well combined
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir well. The mixture will be thick and dry.
Next add milk, vanilla and bananas and stir until incorporated.
Mix in walnuts and pour into a loaf pan.
Cook 50-75 minutes, checking regularly until a knife comes out clean.
*recipe from My Frugal Adventures
Blackberry Compote Recipe
2 cups blackberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
*recipe from Gygi