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Blueberry Breakfast Bars

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This luscious Blueberry Breakfast Cake is a delicious way to bring in the blueberry picking season!

Packed with fresh blueberries and perfect as a pairing with your morning coffee (or dessert as well!) you can make and munch on this recipe for breakfast or even all week long.

The combination of lemon and blueberry is legend so do not forget to drizzle the homemade lemon glaze for a real treat!

closeup of blueberry cake recipe.

Why you will Love these Breakfast Bars

Makes Breakfast Fun! Admittedly I kind of suck at eating breakfast. Two cups of coffee and then I’ll wait till lunch. Its not that I don’t like breakfast foods, its just that I get a bit lazy in the mornings and this gal and cereal do not mix. But the beautiful thing about this blueberry breakfast cake recipe is that its the breakfast that keeps on giving.

Perfectly pairs: Breakfast cake pairs well with coffee, OJ or a good old fashioned glass of milk and is incredibly easy to make. You could also add some hearty sausage and egg breakfast casserole to your morning.

Delicious topping: The lemon glaze is the perfect amount of sweet to really dress up the flavors and pairing a well known favorite, lemon and blueberry. Or simply leave the beautifully light sugary crunchy topping!

Blueberry Breakfast Cake

This Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake recipe was provided by my good friend Amanda, who lovingly prepared, tested, and photographed to share with the Salty Side Dish Audience! You can also try her Blueberry Cake Donut Recipe!

Ingredients

  • unsalted butter
  • lemon zest
  • white sugar
  • egg – room temperature
  • vanilla extract
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • blueberries – lightly tossed with a bit of flour
  • milk
breakfast cake ingredients on a sheet labeled.

How to make Blueberry Breakfast Bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8×8 inch pan with nonstick spray. 

  1. In a large bowl, add butter, ¾ cup sugar, and lemon zest.
  2. Cream together until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. 
  4. Set aside. 
  5. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  6. Add half of the flour mixture into the wet mixture and mix until combined. Add in the remaining flour mixture and the milk; mix until well combined.
  7. In a small bowl, toss together the ¼ cup flour and blueberries until coated.
  8. Set aside. 
  9. Fold in the blueberries. 
  10. Spread the batter into prepared pan, batter will be thick, and sprinkle the top with the 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  11. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.  
  12. Cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving. Lightly cover with foil and store on the counter. 
  13. Prepare the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar and heavy cream, start with 2 tbsp. of cream and continue to add more until the desired consistency has been reached.
  14. Drizzle all over the top and sprinkle a little lemon zest on top. 
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blueberries being added to breakfast cake batter.
fork cutting into blueberry cake bars.
5 from 2 votes

Blueberry Breakfast Bars


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Blueberry Breakfast bars (otherwise known as breakfast cake) is a delicious way to bring in the blueberry picking season! Packed with fresh blueberries and perfect as a pairing with your morning coffee, this dense and thick batter makes up the most wonderfully sweet breakfast bar. Leave with a bit of crunchy sugar topping or add homemade lemon glaze.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon extra
  • 1 egg – room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour + ¼ cup flour to toss with blueberries
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries – lightly tossed with a bit of flour
  • 1/2 cup milk

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp heavy cream
  • lemon zest to top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8×8 inch pan with nonstick spray. 
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, ¾ cup sugar, and lemon zest until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Set aside. 
  • In a small bowl, toss together the ¼ cup flour and blueberries until coated. Set aside. 
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  •  Add half of the flour mixture into the wet mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add in the remaining flour mixture and the milk; mix until well combined. Fold in the blueberries.
  • Spread the batter into your prepared pan, batter will be thick, and sprinkle the top with the 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.  
  • Cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving. Lightly cover with foil and store on the counter. 
  • Prepare the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar and heavy cream, start with 2 tbsp. of cream and continue to add more until the desired consistency has been reached. Drizzle all over the top and sprinkle a little lemon zest on top. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 239IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

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3 Comments

  1. Georgia Arehart says:

    Please add the number of servings to your recipe. If you did, I must have missed it. Thanks!

    1. Hi Georgia, this recipe was not a recipe that I personally made, its a guest recipe as noted. However, experience tells me that an 8×8 pan usually makes about 12-14 pieces based on a 2×2 inch slice.

  2. I made the recipe as muffins, with two substitutions & no glaze, and they were absolutely delicious.
    Subbed 1 very ripe mashed banana for part of the sugar (probably used 1/2 – 2/3 c. sugar)
    Subbed orange zest for lemon zest bc my lemons looked sketchy & I’d just picked a gorgeous orange off the tree: amazingly fragrant

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