If your child is anything like mine, picky does not even begin to describe their eating habits. That combined with Nicholas’ sensory issues, (being that he won’t touch or eat anything that feels the least bit slimy or sticky) makes it very difficult to find things that he will eat.
One of the hardest types of food for him is unfortunately, fruit. He is allergic to both apples and bananas and generally wants nothing to do with most fruits because of their texture.
So what’s a mama to do. Well, find new ways to introduce it I guess.
Enter the Blueberry Breakfast Bake. I have been making this for a while now and every time we have it for breakfast he scarfs it down, leaving nothing on his plate. So, in other words, I would say it’s a success.
A big plus? It’s delicious. Seriously, if you’re a blueberry fan, you should definitely give this a try.
So how about a recipe huh?
1/2 cup butter (room temperature
7/8 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg (room temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour (set aside 1/4 cup)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup buttermilk*
*First off, if you don’t happen to have buttermilk just hanging out in your fridge you can make your own. Yep, that’s right! For 1/2 cup buttermilk place 1/2 tablespoon vinegar in a half cup measuring cup and fill the rest of the way with milk. Let it stand for 5 minutes and voila, buttermilk.
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and 7/8 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Toss blueberries with 1/4 cup flour.
3. Whisk together remaining flour, baking powder and salt.
4. Add flour mixture to batter a little at a time alternating with buttermilk.
5. Fold in blueberries.
6. Grease a 9 inch pan and spread in your batter. At this point it will be pretty thick. Sprinkle the top with your remaining tablespoon of sugar.
7. Bake 35-45 minutes. (Sometimes I have to add an extra 5-10 minutes depending on how humid it is) Check with a toothpick and let cool about 15 minutes.