Blueberry Streusel Quick Bread

This Blueberry Streusel Quick Bread is an easy one-bowl recipe, perfect for breakfast or afternoon snack.

This post is sponsored by Lifeway Kefir. All opinions are my own.

blueberry streusel quick bread slices

I’m always looking for ways to switch up my breakfast, especially on the weekends when I have extra time to enjoy it with my morning coffee. So, enter this drool-worthy Blueberry Streusel Quick Bread.

This easy one-bowl recipe is incredibly delicious and works year round. It’s a great bread base that can go with any seasonal (or frozen) fruit. I love it with blueberries since they’re not overly sweet and I’m able to find organic ones anytime of the year.

This Blueberry Streusel Quick Bread

I also wanted to add a fruity bread to my breakfast rotation here at the Yoga of Cooking household. Some of our favorites include my Pancake bread, Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread, and everyone’s favorite Almond Chia Bread.

how to use kefir in baked goods

We can all agree that baked goods aren’t necessarily a nutritious food, however, when you use high quality ingredients you can feel so much better about your choices!

There’s a few reasons why I love about Lifeway Kefir Organic Plain Whole Milk. First, it’s a product we consume at home every day – wether it’s in our morning smoothie or in our overnight oats. When baking, kefir adds a creamier consistency to cakes, quick breads and muffins, which is perfect for testing and developing recipes.

This Blueberry Streusel Quick Bread is an easy one-bowl recipe, perfect for breakfast or afternoon snack.

Also each bottle of Lifeway Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir is made with certified organic, full fat milk that is up to 99% lactose-free, gluten-free and made with non-GMO ingredients and no added sugar. Plus it’s packed with protein (10g per cup!), calcium and 12 live and active probiotic cultures.

Due to it’s high acidity, it acts similarly to buttermilk in baking, resulting in a light and airy, and moist texture. To use kefir as a buttermilk substitute, use a 1-to-1 ratio.

If you want to see how I’ve used kefir in some of my recipes, check these out:

how to make this blueberry streusel quick bread

This recipe could not be any easier! You’ll need one large mixing bowl, basic ingredients and under 1 hour.

First, combine all the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk as you go. Next, add the wet ingredients; sugar, kefir, and egg, and whisk until everything is just combined. Add in the remaining ingredients except for the blueberries.

A great trick to prevent the blueberries (or any fruit) from sinking at the bottom of your loaf or cake, is to toss them in 1 teaspoon of flour. Then fold them into the batter.

Make your streusel by combining all the ingredients in a bowl, and mixing until crumbly. The streusel topping and icing are optional, of course, and while they do make this loaf extra delicious, they also add extra calories and sugar!

To make the icing, simply sift the powdered sugar, add 1 tablespoon of canola oil, whisking as you go. Add 1 tablespoon of hot water at a time, until desired consistency. I generally use about 4 tablespoons so that it’s not runny or too stiff.

I’m so happy you’re here and are making one of my recipes! I would love to see how it turns out, so share it on Instagram using #yogaofcooking or send me a DM so I can see it and show others. It always makes my day!

Happy Baking! xo

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blueberry streusel quick bread slices

Blueberry Streusel Quick Bread

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  • Author: Rosana
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 bread, 8 servings


This Blueberry Streusel Quick Bread is an easy one-bowl recipe, perfect for breakfast or afternoon snack.


For the Bread:

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour, unbleached
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Lifeway Plain Whole Milk Kefir
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil, or any neutral oil
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

For the Streusel:

  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, cold and diced

For the Icing

  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 46 tbsp hot water, as needed


To make the bread:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease an 9×5 loaf pan with baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine and whisk the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt.
  3. Add in the sugar, kefir, and egg, and whisk until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and oil, and continue whisking until combined, careful not to over mix.
  5. To a small bowl, add 1 tsp of flour and toss to cover the blueberries. This prevents the blueberries from sinking.
  6. Fold in the blueberries.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan. Cover with the streusel topping.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes, covering with a foil about halfway through. The quick bread is ready when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool before drizzling the icing on top.

Make the Streusel:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and brown sugar. Add the cold butter and using a pastry blender or fork (or your hands) mix until crumbly.

Make the Icing:

  1. In a large bowl, sift the powdered sugar. Add the oil and one tablespoon of hot water at a time. Add a splash of vanilla and whisk together until desired consistency. Fill a medium sized ziploc bag, cut the corner and pipe the top of the cooled bread just before serving.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: breakfast, snack
  • Cuisine: american

* This post is brought to you by Lifeway Kefir. All content, including recipe, photos, and words are my own. Thank you for supporting the brans that keep Yoga of Cooking, mindful.

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