Cranberry Lemon Blender Bread

OMG. This is one of my favorite successful baking experiments of all time! I modified my lemon Greek yogurt muffin recipe and added cranberries to make this bread and it came out SO good.

It’s lightly sweet, tangy, and so satisfying. And a blender bread! Meaning you dump all the ingredients (minus the cranberries) in a blender, whip it up, and that’s literally it.

Because the batter is made in a blender, you can use whole oats which pretty much end up becoming oat flour in the process! If you don’t have a blender or food processor and still want to try this, you can just substitute one and a half cups of white or whole wheat flour.

Fueling notes

  • Per serving, this recipe packs 24 g of carbs, 4 g of protein, and 7 g of fat, and 3 g of fiber
  • Pre-workout: eat these in the hour leading up to your session. If more than an hour before, pair with some extra protein/fat (like a cheese stick, nut butter, yogurt, etc) to keep you satisfied.
  • Post-workout: pair each serving with 2-4 grams of protein (for that 3-4:1 ratio of carbs to protein) within 1-2 hours of your session

The Stuff

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon (if making the glaze, save 2 tsp of lemon juice)
  • 2 cups of cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Optional: ~½ cup powdered sugar for glaze

The Steps

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Put all the ingredients except for the cranberries in a food processor and blend until very smooth
  3. Mix in the cranberries
  4. Transfer mixture into a greased 13×9 inch pan
  5. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  6. Optional: mix reserved lemon juice with powdered sugar and drizzle over muffins once cooled

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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