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Vegan cider bread with blueberries

Vegan cider bread with blueberries

Tiina from My Berry Forest
This luxurious soft and fluffy bread with a crispy crust is a lovely weekend breakfast or weekday treat. I used a loaf pan of ~10 inches x 3,5 inches (25 cm x 9 cm) inner measure.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Cuisine vegan


Cider bread with blueberries

  • oil for greasing the loaf pan
  • 3 cups all purpose flour (~360 g)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cups maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener of choice)
  • 1 + 1/3 cups cider (I used dry apple cider)
  • 1 cup berries of choice (I used blueberries and raspberries)
  • 1 tbsp potato starch or flour
  • 2 oz (about 6 tbsp) vegan butter

Berry cream

  • Whip plant-based cream and add berries and sweetener if you wish.


  • Preheat oven to 356 F / 180 C and grease your loaf pan.
  • Mix dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
  • Pour syrup and cider to the dry ingredients and mix carefully until well combined.
  • Mix berries with potato starch until berries are fully coated.
  • Mix berries to the batter and pour the batter into the loaf pan.
  • Add butter evenly on top of the batter. I usually add about 5 generous table spoons. No need to spread the butter on top as it melts in the oven.
  • Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 50 minutes. Check with a toothpick and if not clean, keep baking for a few minutes at a time until the toothpick test comes out clean. My loaf is usually done in about 55 minutes. 
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing the bread.
  • Enjoy warm with berry cream or just plain (it tastes yummy either way!)


Tip: place a sheet pan in the oven under the bread so that the melting vegan butter will drip onto the sheet pan instead of the bottom of the oven.
Note: I use apple cider which contains 4,7 % alcohol (the brand is Happy Joe, but any brand you like will work). The alcohol evaporates while baking, so this bread is safe for kids to eat! Of course you can use alcohol free cider too. If you are in Germany I think even Apfelschorle would work!
Keyword blueberries, bread, cider, vegan bread