Blueberry Buckle Recipe and Ways To Follow Spicie Foodie

by Spicie Foodie on June 27, 2013

Vegan and Healthier Blueberry Buckle Made with Whole Wheat Flour Recipe @SpicieFoodie | #vegan #blueberries #dessert

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I want to share a fantastic blueberry buckle recipe and an important announcement regarding the shutdown of Google Reader. If you haven’t heard, Google Reader will be shutting down this Monday or 1st of July. What this means is that those of you who use the service to follow, and read, Spicie Foodie, and any other blog, will no longer be able to. But don’t worry as there are many alternative ways to still follow me and be notified every time I share a new recipe.

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Vegan and Healthier Blueberry Buckle Made with Whole Wheat Flour Recipe @SpicieFoodie | #vegan #blueberries #dessert

Last week I made my first blueberry buckle and it tasted awesome, thanks to a great recipe from Vegetarian Times magazine. I was amazed that even though it’s a vegan recipe, it was moist, sweet and fantastic tasting! Below is the recipe so you can taste it, maybe even this weekend with some vanilla ice cream on the side — yum!


5.0 from 2 reviews
Blueberry Buckle Made with Whole Wheat Flour
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A vegan and old fashion blueberry buckle recipes. Made extra healthy with the use of whole wheat flour.
Recipe type: Desserts, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Streusel Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour or spelt flour (I used spelt)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 4 to 6 Tbs. canola oil (I used a light tasting olive oil, but sunflower good work too.)
Cake Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or spelt flour (I used wholewheat)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch springform pan and wrap bottom with foil.
  2. To make Streusel: Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in bowl. Stir in oil 1 Tbs. at a time until mixture looks crumbly.
  3. To make Cake: Sift flours and baking powder into bowl. Whisk syrup, oil, vanilla, and salt in second bowl.
  4. Stir syrup mixture into flour mixture. Fold in berries.
  5. Spread batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle streusel over top. Bake 1 hour 10 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes on wire rack. Cool 15 minutes, unmold, and serve.
This recipe comes from Vegetarian Times magazine and the it can be found on their website here, http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/blueberry-buckle/


Vegan and Healthier Blueberry Buckle Made with Whole Wheat Flour Recipe @SpicieFoodie | #vegan #blueberries #dessert

We loved this dessert so much that we also ate if for breakfast, and definitely one to bake again.


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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 27, 2013 at 7:07 PM

The buckle looks so inviting!


2 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Thanks Angie!


3 Rosa June 27, 2013 at 7:29 PM

A wonderful treat! This healthy buckle must taste delicious.

Now I use Feedly to follow my favorite blogs.




4 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 2:52 PM

That’s great that you’ve already made the switch from Reader. Thanks Rosa!


5 Monique June 27, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Does that look decadent or what?
I joined by Email and went to Bloglovin they said I am following already:)
Don’t want to miss you..I hope we all find each other in the end of this maze..there are so many choices..it concerns me.:(


6 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Thank you so much Monique! I know it’s all caused so much confusion, but I also know where to follow you.:)


7 Daniela June 27, 2013 at 8:47 PM

More and more of our friends are vegans and finally I can offer them a delicious treat!
Great recipe, thank you Nancy.
And not to forget-beautiful pictures :)


8 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM

My pleasure Daniela! Enjoy the treat.


9 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM

I love blueberries, your buckle looks fantastic!


10 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM

They’re one of my faves, thanks Laura!


11 Vicki Bensinger June 27, 2013 at 9:37 PM

I haven’t had Blueberry Buckle in years but always loved it. I like your version with whole wheat flour. I’ll have to try it.

As for subscribing, I signed up for Feedly but I’ve noticed others also use BlogLovin. Do you only subscribe to one or is it best to subscribe to both, or does it matter?


12 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 2:56 PM

You should Vicki, it adds another nuttiness to it that’s great! Next time I’ll try the full spelt version.

Only one should suffice, as you should be able to import all of the blog’s you read into either. I’m using bloglovin’ and will only use that or email subscriptions.


13 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz June 27, 2013 at 9:44 PM

I adore blueberries, so glad they are in season now. And a buckle is totally new to me, second time I see some. I did my feedly transfer for all my feeds :-)


14 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Me too, I wait for them all year long. If it’s new to you and you like blueberries then you must give it a try sometime.:)


15 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun June 27, 2013 at 10:08 PM

I’m always impressed at your business acumen, Nancy. Your blog is one of the best and it is nice to see how you get it out there–and inspiring. As is this healthy blueberry buckle recipe! Thaks!


16 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 2:58 PM

It’s vegan so your hubby can enjoy it too. Thank you so much Victoria, you always have a kind word for me.:) xx


17 Shema George June 27, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Nancy – Thanks for sharing this wonderful and healthy recipe. I will definitely try this out…bookmarked!


18 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 2:58 PM

My pleasure Shema!:)


19 Suzanne Perazzini June 27, 2013 at 11:05 PM

That looks delicious and I would eat it for breakfast too. The Italians are great at eating cake first thing in the morning. Maybe they know a thing or two we don’t.


20 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Haha, then there is much to learn from the Italians. Thanks Suzanne:)


21 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies June 28, 2013 at 12:21 AM

I’m posting the same thing on my blog tomorrow. :) I’m sad to see Google Reader going away! I think I might have to make this with some of the blackberries I’m growing right now. It looks delicious!


22 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Good for you Kiersten, we wouldn’t want to loss any of our readers. It’s a bummer and now I hope they don’t do away with Feeburner next — can you imagine? Thanks, I hope you bake some buckle soon.


23 Joanne T Ferguson June 28, 2013 at 2:26 AM

G’day! Is only brekkie, true!
Could go for one or two of your buckles now …looks YUM too!
Thanks for explaining in words and photos re the updates!
Cheers! Joanne


24 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM

My pleasure Joanne, make sure you do something similar for your readers too. Thanks!:)


25 mjskit June 28, 2013 at 5:01 AM

This blueberry cake looks SO moist and SO delicious! I’m sure it is quite healthy, but based on the fact that I would not be able to stop eating it, I definitely would consume some calories. :) Well, you know I’m following you. It’s amazing how many ways there are! How does one keep up with it all?


26 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM

It was so moist and the flavour was incredible. Haha, yeah that was my problem too.:) It’s all very time consuming, like a job all to itself, lol! Thanks MJ, I’m following you in many if not all those places too.


27 GourmetGetaways June 28, 2013 at 5:41 AM

what a gorgeous recipe!!!
YUM, I would love a big slice right now!!
I have followed you on blog lovin… plus on google+ so I should be fine now :)
Thanks for the heads up :)


28 Spicie Foodie June 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Thank you Julie! My pleasure, also following you…I think everywhere. Lol:)


29 Ramona June 29, 2013 at 2:09 PM

What a delicious looking buckle. I happily follow you on email… so I won’t miss a post. :)


30 Spicie Foodie June 29, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Thank you Ramona! Hope you’re having a great weekend. xx


31 Helene D'souza June 29, 2013 at 5:23 PM

A gorgeous vegan egg free blueberry cake. Some people here in India would go crazy for it since it is vegan and I bet I would love it as much, if not even more, then a regular cake.
I am following you via feedly so I won’t miss a post but I thought I d join finally bloglovin too so I found your just a few hours earlier there. =)


32 Spicie Foodie June 30, 2013 at 5:35 PM

It really is a great recipe, Helene, one of those that both vegans and non-vegans will love. Thanks, I find you there too and give you a follow.


33 Patty June 30, 2013 at 1:20 AM

I love it when you share your healthier baked recipes and this one looks so very good! I think I follow you everywhere but I have to say that the Bloglovin’ is a great way to follow my favorite blogs and I don’t think Google reader will be missed ;-)


34 Spicie Foodie June 30, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Thank you so much Patty, that’s a great compliment coming from you.:) I agree and have already gotten quite used to bloglovin’. Have a great weekend!!


35 claudia lamascolo June 30, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous presentation and recipe thanks!!


36 Spicie Foodie June 30, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Thank you Claudia!!


37 john@kitchenriffs June 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Great minds! I just posted a blueberry buckle recipe, too. Yours looks terrific! Isn’t this a wonderful dish? So flavorful – a real favorite of mine. Good stuff – thanks.


38 Spicie Foodie June 30, 2013 at 10:33 PM

That’s great John, I’ll stop by to check out your recipe. Yes, it’s really a great cake. Thanks!


39 Chaya July 24, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Can ww flour work if I dont have wwp?


40 Spicie Foodie July 25, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I’m sorry I don’t understand what you’re asking? WW, meaning whole wheat? Yes you can. WWP, not sure what that means!


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