Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bread

Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bread

I hope everyone is having a lovely long weekend! We spent it barbecuing with family, some cooking/baking and fighting off the ants and spiders! Ugh… one of the things I hate about home ownership is battling pests! Flies, spiders, ants, racoons, skunks —you name it! I’m relieved that I’m having my home fumigated on Tuesday.  Hopefully most of them will be gone by then.  Chris and I used to live in a condo so we didn’t encounter pest problems but we did have some noisy neighbors.  Either way, they’re both pests.  At least with these pest, they’re not loud and obnoxious, just creepy.

Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bread

On to the bread…. or cake should I say? I’m torn on what to name it.  It’s softer than your average quick bread, almost cake-ish but not quite.  I love the streusel topping.  I think next time I would double up on the streusel as I felt it wasn’t enough for me. 🙂 Happy Monday!

Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bread

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Ingredients:

Bread:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of unsalted butter, chilled and diced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries

Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons of miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bread

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and butter.  Using a pastry/dough blender or a fork cut in butter and flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) stir in egg, vanilla extract, sour cream and milk until just moistened.  Gently fold in blueberries.  Pour batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly
with a spatula.

To make the topping, combine chocolate chips, flour, sugar, butter and ground cinnamon in a small bowl.  Sprinkle evenly over the batter and bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs attached.  Let the bread cool completely before cutting into the pan.

Adapted from Cooking Club of America

Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bread
 

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54 thoughts on “Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bread

  1. Oh my goodness, this cake is my dream. Or, bread? Did you decide it’s a bread. Whatever it is, it’s heavenly. I pinned it, and cannot make it soon enough!

    By the way, if it is any consolation, we were just having the “insects in the house are gross” conversation last night. You are not alone!

  2. Blueberry and chocolate sounds like a perfect combo to me! What a perfect crumb, I’m sure that both buttermilk and sour cream made it perfect. And that topping is to die for, I adore it!
    Glad to know you’ve had a great weekend 🙂

  3. I think it’s one of the least nice things about owning a place, having to clear out pests. At the moment we have moths and wasps to deal with.

    And quite by chance I made a streusel cake yesterday, mine was with blackberries and blueberries (and walnuts in the streusel topping). It was the first time I’d done one but it was delicious – definitely one to make again. Yours looks great 🙂

  4. Quickbreads are so easy and delicious. This one looks mouthwatering good! The crumb is so moist and cake-like. The blueberries make it breakfast and the chocolate makes it dessert. 🙂

  5. There’s something about the texture of this that I love. Anne’s right, it’s right between a bread and a cake. It *almost* had a poundcake-like feel to it (but not as dense). The streusel is my favorite part! But then you have the blueberries and chocolate to add to the flavors…this turned out really well!

  6. I can’t stand pests of all kinds, either. ; ) Your bread/cake looks incredibly moist! One can never have too much streusel so I can understand why you wanted more.

  7. Oh this bread is right up my alley! With blueberries, chocolate and a streusel topping? Yes yes and yes! I hate bugs too. There are a lot more spiders here in NC than we had in DC … so gross. Which also means they come in the house more … eek!

  8. This post looks so delicious it seems almost cruel. Wow!! There is no way I could have just one bite of this… I may even be willing to put up with a creepy crawler or two if it meant enjoying some of this streusel, great job!!

  9. Oh man, you totally have me worried about critter control in our new house 😦 I hate bugs! Glad you had a fun and relaxing weekend. And this bread looks so tasty! I think that, sadly, I’ve never baked anything with a Streusel topping…i need to get on that asap.

  10. Anne, this look so good, somehow I never though in combining blueberry with chocolate…now I definitely will…
    Have a great week 😀

  11. Oh my gosh, this bread…. I am speechless. Not only is it chocolate but bloobies too!? Man! Is this what love at first sight feels like? If it does, then man it feels good! O.O

  12. I say call it a quickbread! Because then it feels totally breakfast-friendly. And chocolate for breakfast is ALWAYS a good thing!

    Good luck with the fumigation! Pests of all sorts are the WORST.

  13. WOA-I could have this Blueberry and chocolate Streusal bread EVERYDAY – for breakfast, a snack, dessert after lunch, dessert after dinner…yum yum yum!

  14. Oh man, I hate spiders. Those are by far my biggest fear, other than flying. Well, flying takes the cake but spiders come in a close second. And I mean those big ole spiders with the long, scary legs. YIKES!

    I love this bread, Anne! It looks so moist and chocolatey. And the blueberries are an added bonus. Pinned!

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