Good early Saturday morning running friends. Many of you are likely up before the crack of dawn, quite like myself, to get your long runs in. Fingers crossed for great weather and awesome running.
Last weekend I decided to make a delicious blueberry recipe that was given to me a few months ago. I thought bringing something to an early morning run might entice the team to keep showing up. I knew it was pretty yummy but the past few days I was getting rave reviews and a few requests for the recipe. So I had to share it with you all as well.
When we took our RRCA certification course in Ann Arbor we had fantastic hosts. One of the hosts was Ellen who made this delicious blueberry buckle treat for us for breakfast. My husband was so taken by it, he asked her for the recipe. She thought it was from Cooking Light but I can’t seem to find the recipe online anywhere, so if anyone knows just where it came from let me know and I will make sure to give them credit.
This recipe has a nice, light, and fluffy consistency similar to a coffee cake. The cream cheese gives it a great additional flavor that makes it not too sweet and really helps bring out the blueberries that all over this thing.
Blueberries are also incredibly good for you, so there is a little less guilt involved if you find yourself eating this until there is nothing left. I think a side of Greek yogurt would work well with this for breakfast. The sweetness of the buckle with the tartness of the yogurt would make a perfect combination.
1 stick of butter
1 eight ounce box reduced fat cream cheese
2 cups sugar
2 tbps vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups fresh blueberries
Cinnamon and extra sugar
Heat oven to 350ºF. Mix together butter, cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together remaining dry ingredients. Add the wet and dry ingredients together and stir until combined. Fold in blueberries. Pour into a greased rectangular pan. Sprinkle with some more sugar and a light dusting of cinnamon. Bake for 1 hour.
It doesn’t get easier than that! Today we are hosting the running team at our place for some bagels and beer we picked up back in Northern Michigan. I also made sure to make another batch of this buckle because it was so popular and easy to throw together. Let me know if you give it a whirl. It really is a prefect addition to a brunch but also could work well as dessert later too, perhaps with a scoop of frozen yogurt?!