Oh I can't wait for you to try this blueberry pancake bread!
If you love the taste of blueberry pancake with some luscious maple syrup then I think you're going to love this beauty!
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Have you tried Trader Joe's pancake bread? If you have then lucky you!
Here in Spain we don't have Trader Joe's. Yes, I know, right? 🙁
But we do have some of Trader Joe's products through our Aldi supermarkets. Now and then our local nearby Aldi brings some products from Trader Joe's but the famous pancake bread, unfortunately is never one of them 🙁
I was so eager to try it that I thought ok, let's just try to make it ourselves then. What else to do, right?
So I started doing some investigations and used my lemon loaf cake recipe as the base (which by the way so many of you have made, loved and even sent me pictures!).
After some recipe testings and so here it is!
My version of a pancake bread with a twist 😉 .
Because why stop at plain pancake when you can have blueberry pancake and some streusel on top. Right? 😀
So nope, this is not Trader Joe's pancake bread recipe but trust me, it is SUPER DELICIOUS!
What Does It Taste Like?
This cake is super moist, soft and fluffy.
It has enough maple syrup taste that really brings you the memories of eating a pancake with maple syrup.
The streusel is crunchy, not overly sweet with a touch of saltiness and it gives you a contrast texture that for me, is just perfect.
Can you tell that I'm just in love with this cake? 😀
How To Prevent Streusel From Collapsing Into The Cake?
Yes, the streusel does collapse and disappear into the cake, leaving you with a weird looking ugly dense cake with raw texture even though you've baked it for more than 1 hour.
How do I know that detailed sight?
Because it happened to me! Haha!
So to prevent you from experiencing the same frustration that I did, this is what you need to do.
Bake the cake halfway through FIRST and then sprinkle on the streusel. Then continue baking until fully cooked.
That way the cake has enough time to form crust and structure to hold the weight of the streusel.
Which will then eventually leave the streusel on top of the cake, just where we want it to be.
But sprinkle the streusel quickly though because we don't want the cake to be out from the oven that long.
Do give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!
This blueberry pancake bread is:
- easier to make than you think
- moist, soft and fluffy
- really have that blueberry pancake with maple syrup taste
- not overly sweet
- I really have to say, it's just AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!
Equipment I used in this recipe
Before You Go
Perhaps you want to check out these recipes also:
- Healthy pancakes (3 ways)
- Double chocolate banana muffins
- Asian peanut pancake turnover (Apam balik)
- Super easy lemon yogurt cake
- Good old classic banana bread
Watch how to make blueberry pancake bread in the video below:
Blueberry Pancake Bread
- 1/4 cup milk (60 ml)
- 1/4 tsp lemon juice
- 2 cup all purpose flour (260 g)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter (113 g), softened
- 1/2 cup sugar (100 g)
- 2 eggs , room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (155 g)
- 3.5 oz blueberries (100 g)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (40 g)
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour (45 g)
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp butter (45 g), cold
- Add lemon juice into milk and leave untouched for 10 minutes before using.
- Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
- Take 1 tbsp of sifted flour mixture and add into a bowl with blueberries. Coat blueberries well. Set both bowls aside.
- Into another bowl, add in butter and sugar. Using a handheld mixer, whisk until pale and fluffy.
- Add 1 egg, vanilla extract and mix everything well. Add another egg and give it a mix also. Now add in maple syrup and mix until well combined.
- Pour in 1/2 of flour mixture and mix everything together. Pour in buttermilk and continue mixing. Lastly add the rest of the flour mixture and mix until well combined.
- Add in blueberries and using a spatula, gently fold everything together. Pour batter into a 4.4x10 inch (11x25 cm) loaf pan that has been greased and lined with overhanged baking sheet. Spread batter evenly.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 320ºF (160ºC) for 30 minutes.
- Remove pan from the oven and quickly sprinkle streusel evenly on top. Continue baking for another 30 minutes or until fully cooked.
- Remove cake from the pan after 5 minutes and leave to cool completely before slicing.
- Prepare this 5 minutes before sprinkling on cake.
- Add all streusel ingredients into a bowl, except for butter. Mix well. Using a dough blender, cut the butter into the mixture until forming crumbles.
How To Store
- Best eaten within 1-2 days. Keep in airtight container at all time, at room temperature.
- To Freeze: either wrap the whole cake or sliced pieces with cling film. Then place in a ziplock bag and in the freezer. Best consumed within 2-3 months.
- To Defrost: thaw at room temperature. Optional: slightly warm in microwave for a few seconds to bring it back to life.