Blueberry Buckle feat. The Beast

July 30, 2008 at 3:30 am (Recipes)

So today I realised that the blueberries in my fridge weren’t making any progress on baking themselves into something considerably more interesting than a bunch of blueberries in a bowl. Thought about making another blueberry pie and thought that would be kinda gross, considering how recently I made the last one. 

Soooooo… with the support of my Beast I set out to make something new, something yummy, something…fast. Yep, once again, fast and simple is the winner in the great competition of What To Make. 

Here’s a nice little recipe for Blueberry Buckle.  Don’t ask my why it’s named Blueberry Buckle; I have no idea. I do know that people far more experienced and learned than myself have been making variations of this recipe for longer than I’ve been alive, so I’ll stick to using the name they think appropriate. It’s only respectful after all.


Blueberry Buckle



1 1/4 C all purpose flour

1/4 C granulated sugar

1/4 C brown sugar

1/2 C butter, softened

1/3 C milk

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 egg

1 1/2 C fresh or frozen blueberries (if frozen thaw slightly)

Crumb topping:

1/2 C granulated sugar

1/3 C all purpose flour

1/4 butter, softened

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon



Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugars, egg, vanilla, butter, and milk. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually add flour mixture to larger bowl, using wooden spoon to mix well.  Gently fold in blueberries (if you’re too rough you’ll pop the poor little things and then the buckle just won’t be the same). Spread in a greased 8 inch square pan ( I prefer glass ones but you could use metal) and top with prepared crumb topping (see below). Bake for 40-45 minutes. 

Crumb topping directions:

Combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in butter and then blend using a pastry cutter (or the good ol’ two-knife method) until mixture resembles a coarse oatmeal. 

This is what my wee Beastie thinks of his first Blueberry Buckle.


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