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Blueberry pancake bread takes classic blueberry pancakes and turns them into loaf form. It has crumble topping and can be served as bread slices, or topped with syrup. 

Blueberry Pancake Bread Loaf with two slices of it at the end.

We’ve taken our crowd favorite recipe for blueberry pancakes and turned it into a loaf bread. Not only is this a fun way to serve pancakes to a crowd (rather than cooking to order), it also has a delicious crumble on top so you can serve this up just as a delicious slice of bread. The crumble on top is optional, but as with most crumbles, it does add a delicious sweet texture to the top of the loaf.

What kind of toppings should I put on my pancake bread?

You can use regular maple syrup or blueberry syrup to top your pancake bread, just like you would regular pancakes. This bread can also be eaten as slices with no additional syrup.

Can I use regular milk instead of buttermilk?

You can use regular milk instead of buttermilk in the recipe. However, using buttermilk will make the recipe better in my opinion. Learn how to make your own quick homemade buttermilk here.

Why does it take so long to bake?

When a person cooks a pancake on a griddle or skillet the pancakes turn out to be about a quarter of an inch thick. These quarter inch pancakes take about 3 to 5 minutes to cook. Because this is a loaf of pancake, it needs a longer amount of time to cook all the way through.

How long is pancake bread good for?

Pancake bread needs to be stored in a fridge or freeze in an airtight container. Leftovers will be good in the fridge for two to three day and in the freezer for one to two months.

Blueberry Pancake Bread with Syrup

Watch the video below where Rachel will walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. You can find the complete collection of recipes on YouTube, Facebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

Blueberry Pancake Bread slices with syrup on them.
Blueberry pancake bread takes classic blueberry pancakes and turns them into loaf form. It has crumble topping and can be served as bread slices, or topped with syrup. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold salted butter cut into small pieces

Pancake Bread

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 6 ounces fresh or frozen* blueberries
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl, prepare the crumble topping by stirring together brown sugar, flour, and salt. Use a pastry cutter (or two knives) to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles small pebbles or sand. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • Whisk in buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter just until combined. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold in blueberries.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle crumble topping generously over the top of the batter in an even layer. 
  • Bake in the preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes until middle of loaf is set. Serve hot or room temperature with maple syrup.
If you want to use frozen blueberries, thaw and rinse the blueberries, drain well, and pat them dry. Frozen berries have excess liquid due to the freezing process and you just need to make sure to get rid of that before proceeding to use in the recipe.
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Pancake Bread
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May 25, 2020 10:26 am

5 stars
This recipe turned out perfect-made 3 smaller size loaves and cooked them about 40 minutes. Made a great little gift to share!

Qamar Mahmood
May 23, 2020 2:31 am

5 stars
Perfect girl love the way you prepare all your recipe

Kimberly Renick
May 31, 2020 8:56 am

I am making this now, Looks like a much easier way to do pancakes for a large family. I am making a blueberry sauce to top it instead of syrup. Blueberries are my favorite fruit! Sunday brunch, yum!

Rosemary Aloisio
May 22, 2020 2:11 pm

5 stars
Cannot wait to try this recipe!

May 14, 2020 7:03 pm

5 stars
This is the best bread. I make two kinds. One with Blueberries and one with Chocolate chips.

May 22, 2020 7:25 pm
Reply to  Paige

I was going to ask if anyone had tried it with chocolate chips! I forgot to get more blueberries at the grocery store today.

Cordelia Hosler
July 29, 2019 6:08 pm

Hi Rachel, I have not tried this as of yet; I will!! 🙂 I’m wondering if you have any tip for removing this from the pan without losing too much crumble? Thanks.

June 2, 2019 7:37 pm

5 stars
We thought this Blueberry Pancake Bread is excellent (can double as a dessert!). The bread is light, moist, and the crumb topping is to die for. I served it out of the pan as the recipe said serve warm. After, I loved it so much, I watched Rachel’s video in which she explains remove loaf from pan after 10 minutes of cooling. Thank you for posting this recipe!

Claudia Smith
May 13, 2020 1:59 pm

3 stars
I usually LOVE everything Rachel makes, but sadly this was not my favorite. To be fair, she DID say this was pancake bread, but I did not expect it to be so UNsweet. If you make it and you are looking for something sweet, be prepared to serve this with syrup like she suggests. But if you are thinking “yay, blueberry bread!” you may be disappointed. With only three TBSP of sugar this is what I suspected, but it is a lot less sweet than I had hoped.

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