Blueberry flax gingerbread makes a great afterschool snack

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blueberry flax gingerbread

First week of school.

It hits you right between the eyes, doesn’t it?

This is my transition week, when I stumble from summer into September.

  • I had forgotten how rushed the mornings can be with a school bus to catch.
  • It’s sooo dark on my early morning walk with the dog.
  • Since when do skating lessons need to start in September?

I may love the new school supplies but boy this week is tough.

I can’t feel too sorry for myself though.  At least I’m not a teacher dealing with indoor recess on this rainy day the first week of school.

I can drink my tea in peace and be thankful that homework hasn’t started yet.

 

blueberry flax gingerbread

There is more to celebrate too.

Fall is coming, the season of cider and gingerbread, of soup and stew.

To mark the transition I made this blueberry flax gingerbread, a very September-like cake; it has one foot in summer and the other in fall.

And don’t we all?

Kids or no kids, school or no school, everyone struggles a little bit with the transition from summer to September.

By next week my cooking will be back in full swing again, but I intend to jump in the river at least one more time before the leaves turn.

 

blueberry flax gingerbread

Blueberry flax gingerbread

(Thanks to Joel who suggested I add flax to the recipe)

  • 1/2 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour (half whole grain half white works well)
  • ¼  cup ground flaxseed
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 cup blueberries

Directions:

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

We have loads more recipes for gingerbread, including a whole e-book devoted to gingerbread.

You might also like gingerbread with blackberries (or raspberries)

blackberry gingerbread

28 thoughts on “Blueberry flax gingerbread makes a great afterschool snack

  1. Deb says:

    A lot of these recipes look so delicious. I was wondering if it would be possible to post the nutritional information for us who are trying to watch our weight.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Deb, I have managed to add the nutritional info to a few of the recipes and will continue to add it to more. I just have to get used to adding that extra step.

  2. Sandra Fraser says:

    Please send me a book.Box 335
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    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Sandra, We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our family Favourites cookbook. Watch for it in the next week or two.

  3. Lynn Twohey says:

    I too would love a copy of the Family Favourites cookbook, is it possible to get one posted to me too. Thanks, love all the lovely recipes!

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Lynn, Just send me your mailing address (bridget.oland@crosbys.com) and we’ll get a copy of our family favourties cookbook in the mail to you.

  4. Donna says:

    I would love a copy of any cookbooks that are available … getting on the super healthy, home baking track with my family! Donna 🙂
    Where can I email you my mailing info?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Donna,
      We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook. You could send your mailing address to me at: bridget.oland@crosbys.com

  5. wavey says:

    I would like to have a copy also… thank you.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Wavey, We’d be happy to mail you a copy. Just email me your address: bridget.oland@crosbys.com

  6. Cathie says:

    I would love to have a copy of your book. Do you have an email that I could sent my address to you. Thanks Cathie

    PS thanks for adding that extra step to them. I also do weight watchers and am always trying to figure out points

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Cathie, We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our cookbook. Just email me your address: bridget.oland@crosbys.com

  7. Liz says:

    Would also love one of your cookbooks.
    Blueberry Cove Bed. & Breakfast
    118 Newport Wharf Rd, RR1
    CARDIGAN, PE C0A 1G0

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Liz, We’ll get a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook in the mail to you over the next couple of weeks.

  8. Marie Guthreau says:

    could you please send cookbook to …P.O.Box 6,Parrsboro,NS,B0M 1S0…Thanks

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Marie, We’d be happy to send you a copy of our cookbook. Watch for it in the mail over the next couple of weeks.

  9. Catherine Murray says:

    I’m going to try this recipe today. I expect company tonight and I’m looking forward to surprising them. Is it possible to get a book in the mail as well? Please and thank you. Catherine Murray, P.O. Box 106, Heatherton, Nova Scotia, B0H 1R0

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Catherine,
      I hope that everyone enjoyed the gingerbread! We’ll get a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook in the mail to you within the next couple of weeks.

  10. Betty Farrell says:

    Love recipes that have healthy ingredients. Will try this one real soon. Could you send a book by mail would love a copy of any and all of your cookbooks. My mailing address: Betty Farrell P.O. Box 116, Little Bay, PB., NL A0E 2H0

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Betty, We’ dbe happy to mail you a copy of our Family Favourties cookbook. Watch for it in the mail over the next two weeks.

  11. marie says:

    Thanks for your wonderful recipes Please send me a copy if possible my address is 6 John s., Apt. 1704 Oakville.Ontario. L6K 3T1

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Marie, We’ll get a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook in the mail to you. Would you mind sending me your last name too. We’ll need it for the address label. Thanks!

  12. Leslie says:

    I was wondering if I could also receive a copy of your book.

    Leslie Gold
    3599 Ocean View Cres
    Cobble Hill, BC
    V0R 1L1

    THANK YOU.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Leslie, We’d be happy to get a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook in the mail to you.

  13. Shirley says:

    Would you please send me a copy of your cookbooks….I have just saved this recipe for the Blueberry Flax Gingerbread and I can’t wait to make it. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Shirley, We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook. Could you email your mailing address to me bridget.oland@crosbys.com Thanks.

  14. Beverley Bance says:

    Saved this recipe and will be trying it this weekend. Would you please send me a copy of your Family Favourites cookbook. Thanks

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Beverley, We’d be happy to mail you a cookbook. Just forward your mailing address to me at bridget.oland@crosbys.com Thanks

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