Vegan Blueberry Buckle

January 30, 2020
Article by Vegan Richa

Vegan Blueberry Buckle. Blueberry Coffee Cake with streusel. Use any seasonal berries of choice! Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Nutfree, Gluten-free option. Jump to Recipe

This Berry Buckle is all things you want in a dessert. A soft vanilla cake batter, seasonal berries, topped with cinnamony streusel.

It comes together quickly and is amazing served warm with a dollop of whipped coconut cream. Berries and batters are made for each other, be it a lemony pound loaf or a cobbler. Try this blueberry buckle with a mix of wild and regular blueberries.

Stacked slices of Vegan Blueberry Buckle

Ingredients you will need for this Vegan Blueberry Buckle

  • Wet Ingredients include non dairy milk, applesauce or non dairy yogurt, vinegar, oil, sugar, vanilla extract and almond extract
  • Dry ingredients include flour, almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and frozen or fresh blueberries
  • I us a mix of all purpose and wheat/spelt flours. For gluten-free, see recipe not section.
  • Streusel includes flour sugar, salt, vegan butter(or oil), oil and cinnamon
  • Nut-free: Omit the almond flour.

Ingreedients for Vegan Blueberry Buckle in bowls

How to make Vegan Blueberry Buckle with Step photos

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the wet and mix in. Add more flour if needed to make a thick batter. Transfer the batter to a parchment lined baking dish. Top with blueberries.

Dry ingredients for Vegan Blueberry Buckle in a white bowl

Batter ingredients for Vegan Blueberry Buckle in a whit bowl
Berry Buckle Batter in a white bowl Ingredients for Streusel in bowls
Streusel for Vegan Blueberry Buckle   Berry Buckle Batter in a parchment lined baking dish

Berry Buckle Batter with blueberries in a parchment lined baking dish

Lightly fold in the berries on the top batter. Add the streusel and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick from the center comes out clean.

Berry Buckle Batter with streusel in a parchment lined baking dish



Vegan Blueberry Buckle slices on a white cake stand

Vegan Blueberry Buckle

Vegan Blueberry Buckle. Blueberry Coffee Cake with streusel. Use any seasonal berries of choice! Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Nutfree, Gluten-free option

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time1 hr

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: berry buckle, blueberry coffee cake, vegan berry buckle

Servings: 16

Calories: 159.65kcal

Author: Vegan Richa



  • 1 cup  non dairy milk such as almond, light coconut, oat or soy milk
  • 1 tbsp applesauce or non dairy yogurt or more non dairy milk applesauce or yogurt work best
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar , 1 tbsp more for sweeter
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil , or use 3 tbsp applesauce to make oil-free
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a few drops of almond extract , optional but wonderful


  • 1.5 cups of flour , I use 1 cup unbleached all purpose and 1/2 cup wheat flour, or all unbleached all purpose, see note for gluten-free
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp  salt
  • 1.5 cups frozen blueberries , I use a mix of wild and regular blueberries, do not thaw, or use fresh. Or use mixed seasonal berries.


  • 1/2 cup  flour (all purpose)
  • 1/3 cup  brown sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 tsp tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter or use oil
  • 1.5 tbsp oil refined coconut or other neutral like safflower


  • Line a pan with parchment with parchment hanging on the edges. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F (176 C). In a bowl, mix in the wet ingredients until the sugar is fully combined.

  • In another bowl, whisk 1 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. (Add spices of choice if you like.

  • Fold into the wet until just about combined. Add more flour if needed 1 tbsp at a time to make just slightly thick batter. Pour into a parchment lined pan. Add blueberries on top and lightly fold some of the berries with the batter just on the top, not in the entire batter.

  • In a bowl, add the dry streusel ingredient and mix well. Add the vegan butter and oil and mix it in with your fingers until well distributed and crumbly. Add a bit more oil if needed for fat crumb mixture. Spread over the cake batter.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 50 mins (depends on the pan, cake height etc). Cool for 10 mins, then remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing. Serve with whipped coconut cream, ice cream or a simple icing if you wish. Store on the counter for upto 2 days, refrigerated for upto 7 days, freeze (slices) for upto a month


Gluten-free: Mix 3/4 cup white rice flour, 1 1/4 cup almond flour, 1/3 cup potato starch,  1 tbsp chia seeds/flax seed meal. Use 1 3/4 cup of the flour mix and add more as needed. For streusel use a mix of rice flour and almond flour. Oil-free: Use apple sauce for the batter. Use 1/4 cup nut butter for the streusel, Also use 1/4 cup brown sugar and add  few tsp maple syrup as needed to make a crumbly mixture. Nutrition is for 1 slice. 


Nutrition Facts

Vegan Blueberry Buckle

Amount Per Serving

Calories 159.65 Calories from Fat 60

% Daily Value*

Fat 6.68g10%

Saturated Fat 0.71g4%

Sodium 172.14mg7%

Potassium 84mg2%

Carbohydrates 23.42g8%

Fiber 1.03g4%

Sugar 10.2g11%

Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 74.32IU1%

Vitamin C 1.35mg2%

Calcium 51.15mg5%

Iron 0.89mg5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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