Blueberry Buckle Recipe is a dessert or breakfast dish made with frozen or fresh blueberries. Use any seasonal fruit in place of the blueberries!

Blueberry Buckle Recipe

Friends, we can’t make time slow down. We can’t hold onto life as it once was, but we have to embrace today. We’re living in a new season, where priorites have shifted for many of us!

Newfoundland Blueberry Buckle Recipe

This is why I planned and hosted a “cozy cousin retreat” with my sisters and cousin this past weekend, here at Sunriver Resort. We enjoyed this Newfoundland Blueberry Buckle Recipe for breakfast!

Another delicious blueberry breakfast to serve is my Gluten-Free Blueberries Waffle Board, with delicious Morning Star sausage, waffles and syrup!

square piece served on small plate of blueberry buckle bread

Blueberry Buckle Recipe

A sister/cousin weekend, or retreat, you may say. On the menu, Angela’s Newfoundland Blueberry Buckle recipe.

This Blueberry Buckle recipe came from our church cookbook, The Finest of the Wheat, and I’m sharing it with you today, along with some great memories from the weekend.

The part that “buckles” is made of cinnamon, sugar, flour, and butter.

Best Newfoundland Blueberry Buckle Recipe

What is blueberry buckle?

Blueberry Buckle is called “buckle” because while it bakes, the batter rises. The weight of the berries and crumb topping weighs it down, causing the surface of the cake to buckle! Okay, that makes sense now – ha!

close up shot of blueberry buckle cake

Ingredients for Blueberry Breakfast Cake

All you need for this recipe are these ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Baking powder & salt
  • Milk
  • Almond extract
  • Bueberries
  • Cinnamon

Easy Newfoundland Blueberry Buckle Recipe

How to make Blueberry Buckle

You can always halve the recipe and make in a 9×9 pan, bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Follow the instructions for the batter and easy topping, and toss in the oven!

This recipe makes a great breakfast bread or dessert.

looking down on a pan of blueberry buckle

This is what I love about this recipe:

It feeds a lot and it’s rich and delicious, so if you make a 9×13 pan, you can get 24 small pieces, or 12 large.

How to make Newfoundland Blueberry Buckle Recipe

You can use frozen blueberries. Which means, most likely, you’ll always have these ingredients on hand. Which is what I love for last-minute, overnight guests.

Tastey Newfoundland Blueberry Buckle Recipe

The holidays are coming, right?

Newfoundland Blueberry Buckle Dessert

We ate every meal together over the weekend, and cooking dinner together was a blast.

cousin retreat

Fleischkuekle Recipe

We made our grandmother’s beloved Fleischkuekle Recipe, which we serve with canned beets.

german dish

And then we had to have a mini charcuterie for appetizers one night.

Sisters - charcuterie

We grazed over breakfast with yogurt, granola, and special treats, like this Blueberry Buckle. You can also serve a Breakfast Fresh Fruit Yogurt Platter for guests!

Sunriver Resort

Sunriver Resort, Oregon

The best part about the weekend, other than being together and reminiscing and telling stories, was the gorgeous 70-degree weather. We went on so many bike rides, our tushes were more than sore! ha.

Sunriver Resort - bikes

Our home was cozy-warm (which is why we called it a Cozy Cousin Retreat), and even though it was so cold in the mornings, we snuggled up with coffee and tea and blankets and thick socks.


We went back in time to our grandparents’ farm. So many laughs and memories.

Giving thanks for family

We were there with each other, with our love, security, and connection to one another. Most important was our faith.

We will not waste our lives, nor take for granted the blessing of family.

Sunriver Resort - horses

Giving thanks for the burnt umber leaves falling to the ground, and the golden aspens twinkling in the sun at the end of the day, we said our goodbyes. I was the last one to leave the house, and as I leaned in over the kitchen sink and gazed out toward the trees and mountains, my heart gave a deep sigh.

Newfoundland Blueberry Buckle Recipe - cousins

My heart was tender from the 48 hours spent with these ladies. The past is nothing more than infinite moments. We try to memorize the smiles and lines and wrinkles on each one of our faces, the deep love we felt for each other.

Retreats come and go. Life happens, and we have to move on. One thing we promised one another is that we will do a better job staying in touch, and pray for one another.

More blueberry breakfast foods:

Blueberry Yogurt Breakfast Cake [RE], Blueberry Moist Banana Bread Recipe [RE], Blueberry Waffles [Barefeet in the Kitchen], and Blueberry Pie Cookies [Crazy for Crust].

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Newfoundland Blueberry Buckle Recipe

Recipe taken from The Apostolic Faith Finest of the Wheat. I doubled the recipe! Blueberry Buckle Recipe is a dessert or a breakfast dish made with frozen or fresh blueberries.
Half the recipe and make in a 9×9 pan, bake at 350 for 45 minutes.


  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 4 c. blueberries, you can use fresh or frozen*


  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. butter


  • Cream butter and sugar; add egg and almond extract and mix well. Add dry ingredients, alternating with milk. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan (prepare with cooking spray). Spread blueberries* over batter, or mix them in. *If you use frozen blueberries, do NOT defrost first.
  • Rub butter into dry ingredients. Sprinkle crumble mixture over blueberries, and bake in 350 º oven for 50-55 minutes (might be a bit gooey in the middle).


Half the recipe and make in a 9×9 pan, bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
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Blueberry Buckle

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