Easy Blueberry Gingerbread is a Wholesome Snack

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Blueberry Gingerbread is a wholesome snanck that's easy to prepare

It’s April and my kids are sick of their school lunches. They’re sick of the sandwiches and the cookies and the same old apple.

I can hardly blame them, repetition can have its drawbacks. But I won’t cave on cafeteria lunches.

So we’re trying to mix it up a bit: different fruit, another kind of bread, and this tasty little blueberry gingerbread. It’s a little muffin-ish, but my kids are tired of muffins too so “cake” in their lunch is a good thing. I call this gingerbread, although there is no ginger in it but that classic molasses and spice flavour is there. If you want a bit more authenticity feel free to add ½ teaspoon of ginger and may be a pinch of cloves.

It’s a wholesome snack that’s easy to prepare, and delicious.

Blueberry gingerbread

(Adapted from food.com)

  • 1/2 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour (half whole grain half white works well)
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 cup blueberries
  1. Grease an 8” round or square cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper (or flour).
  2. Mix soda and molasses.
  3. Combine remaining dry ingredients.
  4. In a medium bowl cream butter and sugar, then add the egg, and molasses mixture.
  5. Add dry ingredients, alternately with the milk.
  6. Fold in the blueberries.
  7. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.

If you’re a fan of gingerbread try my favourite Old Fashioned Gingerbread, or one of my kids’ sticky favourites, chocolate gingerbread. We have a free Gingerbread e-book too that you can download in one easy click.


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5 thoughts on “Easy Blueberry Gingerbread is a Wholesome Snack

  1. C. A. Dobbin says:

    Please send me a copy o f your molasses 1 and 2 if you have them by mail . thanking you in Advance. my address is 6 Circular Road, Reidville, NL, Canada.

    1. C. A. Dobbin says:

      Just love recipes. . Thanks

    2. Bridget says:

      We’d be happy to mail you copies of each!

  2. Joel Butler says:

    This recipe was a big hit at home. I replaced 1/2 cup of the wheat flour for flax flour and added the cloves, as recommended: delicious!

    1. Bridget says:

      Adding flax is a great idea. Thanks for the suggestion!

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