Have you ever heard of or had a blueberry buckle? If not, let me enlighten you! Blueberry buckle is the most delicious coffee cake loaded with brown sugar and cinnamon yumminess on top! Otherwise known as streusel. You’re in luck, because today, I am going to share how to make the best blueberry buckle.

Before I get into all the goodness, let me tell you about this wonderful summer dessert hop I am participating in today. Our hop is being hosted by my friend Pasha from Pasha is Home. If you are coming here from my buddy Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest, didn’t she share the best Mexican crock pot recipe? I definitely love a crock pot meal and I will definitely be trying this one soon!

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Why Do They Call It Blueberry Buckle?

A Blueberry Buckle is called “buckle” because while it is baking the batter rises. The delicious crumb topping and the weight of the berries weighs the cake down, causing the surface of the cake to buckle.

“If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love. A love that gets passed down from generation to generation.” — Regina Brett

Baking Equipment

  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer
  • Spatula
  • 8″ or 9″ Pie Plate

Big Al bought me this amazing bright orange KitchenAid for Christmas a few years back. He also purchased the decals and put them on himself.

Let me tell you, baking is so much more fun and easy with this pretty mixer!

The Blueberry Buckle – Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups blueberries

The Streusel Topping – Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon – (I always add a pinch more)

How To Make The Blueberry Buckle

To begin, preheat your oven to 350℉ and grease an 8 or 9 inch glass pie plate (either will work great for this recipe). I usually use a cooking spray to grease. It always works well.

Next step for the blueberry buckle batter, combine the butter, sugar and egg in your mixing bowl, until creamy.

Combine the remaining blueberry buckle batter ingredients into a separate bowl – minus the milk.

Slowly add the remaining dry ingredients to your butter, sugar and egg mixture. Then, gradually add the milk until finished.

A little bit of mixture, a little bit of milk.

When everything is combined, your batter will be very think and sticky.

The last step for the batter is to fold in the blueberries. Because the batter is so thick, some of the blueberries may burst when you fold them in and that’s okay.

When you have it mixed well, transfer the batter into the pie plate.

How To Make The Streusel Topping

The topping for the blueberry buckle is simple to make.

For this step, all you need to do is combine the streusel ingredients until they become a crumble consistency. I usually use a fork to mix it.

Make sure you don’t over-mix the streusel. You want it to be a little chunky.

Once the streusel is combined, add the crumble to the top of the blueberry buckle batter.

Into the oven it goes for 50-55 minutes.

The Blueberry Buckle

As you can see, this is a simple recipe that anyone can make. My family and friends love it and request it often!

It’s a great treat for breakfast served with tea or coffee.

And what’s even better…heating a piece and adding some butter!

Next up on our summer recipe hop is my friend Jen from Midwest Style and Life. You won’t want to miss her chocolate chip zucchini muffins with streusel! Yummy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my blueberry buckle recipe.

Make sure you stop by again. I love having company!

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How to Make the Best and Simple Mexican Crock Pot Meal for Your Family // Robyn’s French Nest

How To Make the Best Blueberry Buckle // Cottage in the Mitten

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins With Streusel // Midwest Life and Style

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My Favorite Summer Dinner Idea // Truemans Treasures

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56 Comments

  1. I have never heard the term “buckle” used when baking, so I’m glad to learn something new! This recipe looks so yummy and I love anything with a streusel topping! Pinning it to try! Thanks, Donna

  2. Wow… That is one cool mixer Kim. Big Al did good. I never knew why it was called a buckle. I have a big container of blueberries. I may need to make some buckle.

  3. I’ve heard of buckles before but never knew why they had that name until now! This recipe has my mouth watering!!! Pinned!

  4. Hi Kim, is there a printable recipe link for your blueberry buckle? I’m not seeing that if there is one. The recipe sounds & looks delicious! I so enjoy your posts and blog! Thank you from another ‘lifelong Michigander’ from the west side of the state. 🥰

  5. Blueberry anything is the best! All I need is a cup of coffee! Thanks for the lesson on ‘buckle’ – I’ve never heard of it before! Have a great week Kim! Pinned 🥰

  6. Love Blueberry buckle, all the flavor of the season, without being too sweet.
    Good reason to pull out the mixer on cooler mornings. Your Kitchen Aid is a beautiful color!
    Beautiful pics and quotes. Love the inspiration. Keep posting.

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