Scratch Made: Blueberry Pecan Coffee Cake


Thanks to weekly trips to the farmer’s market, we’ve been stocked with local berries.

Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, wineberries. You name it, we’ve been eating it.

While our favorite ways to devour berries are on their own with breakfast or in yogurt as a snack, I sometimes find that we have a few extra that need to be used and used quickly.


After already making a few crisps and crumbles this summer, I wanted another whole grain baked good to use up some of our blueberry surplus that could also serve as a morning or afternoon snack.

Blueberry Pecan Coffee Cake

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1.5 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease/spray 8×8 pan.
  2. In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Toss 2/3 cups blueberries in the flour mixture.
  4. In separate bowl, whisk milk, oil, egg, and vanilla.
  5. Pour milk mixture into flour and stir until just combined.
  6. Pour batter into 8×8 pan.
  7. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup blueberries on top.
  8. Mix pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt and sprinkle over top of batter.
  9. Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and top is browned.



The bright punch of the fresh blueberries makes this light coffee cake a  delicious breakfast treat to have with fruit and yogurt on the side.

I love blueberries with pecans, but the fruits and nuts could easily be switched out for your favorites.

If I ever have enough restraint to withhold some raspberries, I’d love to do a raspberry and almond coffee cake…but I’m not sure that will ever happen.




  1. You have the best recipes! And it’s always something so different from the one before. Ever think of writing a recipe book? :)

  2. That looks incredible. I have a big pint of blueberries to use too.

  3. We actually made something similar to this at work last week and served it with vanilla ice cream!

  4. Blueberry coffee cake! I knew it was something incredible! ;)

  5. Oh you are So onto something here :)

  6. Awesome recipe! You ever make jam with all your berries?

  7. Hurrah – we have TONS of berries to use and are so excited for a breakfast recipe! This looks completely yummy.

  8. Coffee cake is delicious! This looks great – what a good way to start your day!

  9. This looks wonderful! I think you should do a scratch made cookbook for sure! The yogurt making process was so interesting as well… I’ve thought about getting a yogurt maker, but might try your method first.

  10. I just made blueberry crumb bars. Got to love those blueberry treats! I’ve never had them in coffee cake. Looks so good!

  11. Ahhhh looks so delicious! I love your dessert recipes :)

  12. I’ll take a piece right now! :)

  13. oh geez, i LOOOOOVE coffee cake.

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