Easy Blackberry Bread Recipe With Fresh Blackberries

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Calling all blackberry lovers! This blackberry bread is perfection! Made with fresh blackberries and bursting with blackberry flavor in each bite, it smells and tastes amazing!

Blackberry Bread Recipe

When you see the color of the slices, you’ll know you need to eat this bread immediately. It’s deep purplish blue, just like the blackberry juice.  No artificial coloring can produce this amazing color.  It’s not the screaming fake blue or the unicorn purple – it’s a sophisticated color that only a true homemade berry goodness can achieve.  Blackberry bread it is, made with real fresh blackberries.

Blackberry Bread

Baked so deeply into the bread, the blackberries flavor it amazingly. Each slice is so fresh, and it smells so good you’ll want to put your nose inside that purple slice. Inhale the freshly baked cinnamon bread smell, take the slice greedily and devour it in seconds.  There will be crumbs everywhere, PURPLE CRUMBS! Then eat up every crumb, ’cause those crumbs are so good they just can’t be wasted.

How To Make Blackberry Bread

Blackberry bread is super easy to make – it’s a one-bowl recipe where you just mix all the ingredients, pour into the loaf pan and bake.  This recipe makes a giant loaf of bread – make sure you have a big 9×5 inch bread pan so it fits :) Or alternatively, you can make 2 smaller loaves for blackberry bread – eat one right away and freeze another one for later!

Homemade Blackberry Bread Loaf

Are there seeds? You betcha there are seeds! Blackberries have seeds and they aren’t going anywhere :) That extra crunch is part of this homemade bread’s charm.  Plus it’s extra fiber!

Healthy Blackberry Bread

Blackberry bread is the ultimate homemade goodness – eat it for snack, eat it for breakfast, eat it for dessert, eat it anytime! For more homemade fruit breads, check out my strawberry bread and apple bread – you’ll love them too!

Bread With Real Fresh Blackberries

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Easy Blackberry Bread Recipe

This blackberry bread is truly epic! Made with fresh blackberries, it's deep purple in color and so delicious in flavor! Bursting with blackberry flavor, this homemade blackberry bread is so amazing!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Bread, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar divided
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cups blackberries


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Put the blackberries and 1/2 cup of sugar in a bowl and mash with a fork.
  • In another large bowl, whisk the eggs with remaining 1 cup of sugar, then add the oil and mashed blackberries.
  • Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and mix until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into a loaf pan. Put in the oven and bake the blackberry bread for 1 hour.
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  1. Hello Melanie,
    I have just eaten my first chunk of Blackberry Bread, which came out looking exactly like your picture! I had only recently picked a load of Blackberries in my local park and happened on your excellent website and found the recipe. Delicious. Thanks a lot. I am looking forward to trying some of your weekly meal plans. They seem like real recipes for real people! Keep up the good work.

  2. Just made this recipe, baking it in an antique baby bundt pan! Delicious!!!
    I used frozen berries my husband picked about a week ago. Love the color & the taste!!

  3. My kids & I were so excited to make PURPLE bread! We reduced the sugar to only a cup & with a little cream cheese whipped topping, this bread is almost cake worthy! Thank you for sharing – this was an excellent use of our blackberries. =)

  4. I made this recipe but used 3 cups of fresh berries. Loved this bread.i did use 1/2 cup vegetable oil and 1/2 cup applesauce.
    Excellent, easy recipe!!

  5. I pinned this recipe this past Wednesday.Had a friend bring me some freshly picked blackberries Thursday unexpectedly! So I could not wait to bake this BlackBerry bread when I got up this morning!It is very easy and so so good!!!Thank you!

  6. How long is shelf life? Should remainder of blackberry bread be saved in refrigerator. Can’t wait to try recipe.

  7. Just made with fresh blackberries from our own bushes. Mine didn’t turn out near as purple but it was so yummy and absolutely amazing with just a lil slather of cream cheese on top.

  8. I made this tonight with fresh-picked blackberries from the nearby forest. I used coconut oil for the vegetable oil, and I scattered pecan pieces on top of the loaf. It came out amazingly good! Thank you for the recipe.

  9. I m making black berry bread tonight. I was so excited to see this post! I bake loaf breads a lot. I have this one on my Xmas baking list. Thank you!. My first post. Rose H.

  10. 5 stars
    This bread is great, but it makes so much batter. Do you put all in one loaf pan or divide into two loaf pans? It seems it wouldn’t bake through.

  11. 5 stars
    Truly amazing recipe!
    I made a few tweaks (just because)…
    Used 1 cup of sugar instead of 1.5 cups
    1.5 cups APF + 1.5 cups almond flour
    1/2 cup melted butter + 1/4 cup oil.
    Love it!!!

  12. I’m trying to use frozen blackberry puree I purchased recently. Just wondering how much the 2 1/2 cups would be equivalent to in a puree? Can’t wait to try this. TIA!

      1. 5 stars
        Just made the bread using a pack of frozen blackberry pulp that I purchased. The pack was 14oz and had no seeds. Other than fearing I had a bit too much batter to go into my loaf pan , and putting some into a mini loaf pan, this was awesome! It has just the right amount of sweetness, the color was beautifully purple, the crust had a nice crunch, moist and soft. All I can say is amazing! I would 100% make this again just as written. My kids are going to love it!

  13. Followed recipe exactly. Took a potato masher and a fork to the blueberries and the bread came out more brown instead of purple. It tasted ok.

  14. 5 stars
    Made this bread with fresh blackberries and blueberries. The fragrance when it came out of the oven was so fruity we couldn’t wait to slice it. The blueberries did alter the color a bit, so next time I will use only blackberries to achieve that perfect purple color. The crispy crust was a treat. This bread will be made and shared again and again!

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