Easy Blueberry Gingerbread is a Wholesome Snack

Servings: 6-8 serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 1 hours

Cooking time: 45 minutes

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Easy blueberry gingerbread is a snack cake that hits the spot. Much like a muffin, but even easier to make. 

Blueberry Gingerbread

It’s April and my kids are sick of their school lunches. They’re sick of the sandwiches and the cookies and the same old apple.

I can hardly blame them, repetition can have its drawbacks. But I won’t cave on cafeteria lunches.

So we’re trying to mix it up a bit: different fruit, another kind of bread, and this tasty little blueberry gingerbread. It’s a little muffin-ish, but my kids are tired of muffins too, so “cake” in their lunch is a good thing.

I call this gingerbread, although there is no ginger in it but that classic molasses and spice flavour is there. If you want a bit more authenticity feel free to add ½ teaspoon of ginger and may be a pinch of cloves.

It’s a wholesome snack that’s easy to prepare, and delicious.

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Easy Blueberry Gingerbread

Easy blueberry gingerbread is a great snacking cake for lunches or after school. Recipe makes an 8″ cake.

  • Author: Bridget Oland
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour (half whole grain half white works well)
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 cup blueberries

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8” round or square cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper (or flour).
  2. Mix soda and molasses.
  3. Combine remaining dry ingredients.
  4. In a medium bowl cream butter and sugar, then add the egg, and molasses mixture.
  5. Add dry ingredients, alternately with the milk.
  6. Fold in the blueberries.
  7. Spoon into prepared pan and bake at 350 F for about 45 minutes.

If you’re a fan of gingerbread try my favourite Old Fashioned Gingerbread, or one of my kids’ sticky favourites, chocolate gingerbread. We have a free Gingerbread e-book too that you can download in one easy click.

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10 thoughts on “Easy Blueberry Gingerbread is a Wholesome Snack

  1. Joel Butler says:

    This recipe was a big hit at home. I replaced 1/2 cup of the wheat flour for flax flour and added the cloves, as recommended: delicious!

    1. Bridget says:

      Adding flax is a great idea. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. C. A. Dobbin says:

    Please send me a copy o f your molasses 1 and 2 if you have them by mail . thanking you in Advance. my address is 6 Circular Road, Reidville, NL, Canada.

    1. C. A. Dobbin says:

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      Just love recipes. . Thanks

    2. Bridget says:

      We’d be happy to mail you copies of each!

  3. Ruby Benoit says:

    Made the Blueberry Gingerbread. Absolutely delicious. My mom made the most delicious Blueberry Molasses cake but have lost the recipe. It was very moist.

    1. Hi Ruby, so glad you enjoyed the blueberry gingerbread!

  4. Daphne says:

    I am hoping to make this for a dessert party for a large gathering. If I doubled the recipe and put it in a 9×11 pan do you think it would work?

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Daphne, It should work, I would place a cookie sheet on a lower rack, in case it overflows. Also, don’t forget to put some parchment paper in the pan first, it makes for easy removal. I am sure the crowd will love this Blueberry Gingerbread.

  5. Daphne says:

    Thanks very much.

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