Whole Grain Breakfast Blueberry Mini Bundts will have the whole family clamouring for breakfast!
Hey guys I know I just posted yesterday, but this has just been one of those weeks, where I have had a lot of deadlines. And you know me, you know I am nearly constitutionally incapable of skipping any opportunity (commitment) to bake bundt cakes!
This month’s theme for Bundt Bakers, Breakfast, made me extra happy because I am one of those people who believes cake was made to be eaten in the morning. I went pretty simple, because as it turns out we are all still craving blueberries in baked goods. Alex had her 3rd grade state testing the week I made these, so I asked her what she wanted for breakfast every morning. She picked blueberries, I made sure they were whole grain, and each morning she also had a protein (hard boiled egg, sausage, etc). Both girls have been begging me to make them again since we ran out, so I believe you could say they were a hit!
I actually adapted a recipe that has been on this blog before for these cakes, the Allspice Whole Grain Sour Cream Muffins (pardon those old photos!). I went with this recipe because I knew I wanted the heartiness of a whole grain cake, and King Arthur Flour, the original inspiration for the recipe, does a great job with whole grains in their King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Nutritious Whole Grains (King Arthur Flour Cookbooks). And yes you may notice I am using the words muffin and cake interchangeably–I know there are those who would disagree with me, but as far as I am concerned muffins are cakes we convince ourselves that it is ok to eat and not call dessert. Some specific cakes (sponge, pound, genoise, etc) are obviously different from muffins, but for purposes of a breakfast cake especially I do not see a difference.
Be sure to check out all the fabulous breakfast bundt cakes we have to share with you down below the recipe!
- 2 cups (240g) white whole wheat flour
- ½ cup (60g) AP flour
- 1½ t baking powder
- ½ t baking soda
- 1 t salt
- 4 T (1/2 stick or 57g) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup (225g) sugar
- zest of one large lemon
- 2 large eggs
- 2 t vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt (I subbed some sour cream when I ran out of yogurt)
- 1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
Whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy and almost white in color. Add the lemon zest and cream a little longer. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat to incorporate.
Add the yogurt and the flour mixture, alternating, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, in 2 and 3 additions respectively. Mix on low speed to incorporate after each addition. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
Gently fold in the blueberries and refrigerate at least an hour.
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Grease your mini bundt pan (enough for 12 mini bundts, so probably 2 pans).
Scoop the batter into the prepared bundtlette wells, dividing the batter evenly. Bake the bundts until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17-22 minutes (check at 17). Remove from the oven and allow the cakes to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn them out onto a rack to finish cooling.
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- Breakfast Banana Bundt Cake from Varada at Varada’s Kitchen
- Blackberry Chocolate Coffee Cake from Lauren at From Gate to Plate
- Breakfast Bundt from Jane at Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Callaloo & Saltfish Mini Bundt from Kelly at Passion Kneaded
- Cheesy Bacon Sausage Brioche Bundt from Tara at Noshing With The Nolands
- Cheesy Breakfast Sausage Bundt from Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Feta Cheese and Sundried Tomato Breakfast Bundt from Maria at Box of Stolen Socks
- French Toast Bundt Cake with Maple-Bacon Glaze from Felice at All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
- Granola Cake from Renee at Magnolia Days
- Maple Bacon Bundt Cake with Bacon Pecan Streusel Swirl from Tux at Brooklyn Homemaker
- Mimosa Bundt Cake from Lauren at Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Orange Blueberry Bundt Cake from Kathya at Basic N Delicious
- Sausage and Potato Bundt from Margaret at Tea and Scones
- Whole Grain Breakfast Blueberry Mini Bundts from Laura at The Spiced Life
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Oh gosh. Everyone’s dream is to eat cake for breakfast (or at least when we were tiny!). Love the fact that you’ve packed so much wholegrain and fruit goodness into these little treats. I would happily devour several of these… uh, just for health purposes, of course. Yum! x
P.S love that photo of your little one eyeing off those cakes!
I definitely appreciate your cake for breakfast motto. And totally agree with it, so long as there is also a source of protein somewhere! These are such refreshing little treats! I am definitely into all the fruity desserts lately and these would be quite the juicy mouthful.
That photo with your daughter is adorable! And I agree on muffins being really cake. And I’d love to have one of these little bundts for breakfast any day.
What beautiful photos! These look delicious. Using the whole wheat makes it feel just a little bit better that you’re eating cake for breakfast too.
I firmly believe that muffins are cakes too. That’s why I don’t bother to make muffins for breakfast. I just east regular cakes.
Those look as light as air and delicious, gorgeous photos!!
Laura@Baking in Pyjamas says
They look delicious, I love how mini they are and the wholegrain element to them.
Lauren Everson says
I completely agree with you, a muffin is really just a cupcake (aka cake) that we convince ourselves is acceptable to eat in the morning.
I love the blueberries bursting out of your mini bundts. Makes me want one….!
Mini Bundts for breakfast do help offset the pain of standardized test taking. (I remember those days even from my own childhood. Painful!) Love your whole wheat version with all those blueberries, Laura! They are so pretty and your photographs are gorgeous.
Thank you!!! I suspect it will become some sort of tradition, Alex will think she gets mini bundts for all standardized testing lol.
Oh my! these look scrumptious! I can’t wait for blueberry season to begin in my part of the world (South East Europe) This is definitely a recipe I am going to try!
There’s just something about mini bundt cakes that are too adorable. I love blueberry and am going to save this recipe for later.
Kate @ Veggie Desserts says
These look amazing. Just lovely. I need to get on the mini bundt train!
These look amazing! The photos are beautiful and the minis… they sound just as amazing.
Blueberries are my fave fruit and making them into little bundts looks great!!
Felice/All That's Left Are The Crumbs says
First off I have to say that I love, love, love your photos. I want to just reach out and grab one right now. It would be even more amazing to share them with you over a cup of tea or coffee. I have some blueberries so I must try these soon.
Wow amazing looking blueberry bundt cakes. Looks really mouthwatering!
These look delicious! Could even serve them for dessert with French vanilla icecream!!
Terri Oliver Steffes says
These look so good. I think they would be awesome for a tea!
Your pictures are beautiful! My kids would be thrilled if I made these for breakfast for them 🙂
I love your use of whole grain flour! I love the entire KA line of flours!
Levan @ MyWifeMakes.com says
These mini bundts look fantastic! Especially love them when they’re packed with stuff like blueberries or strawberries – both are awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Nibbles By Nic says
I’m practically licking the screen! Those bundt cakes are just marvelous and with the blueberries…a true winner!
That is the cutest blueberry cake I have seen! So perfect for a party!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Yes! “Cake” for breakfast! Call them what you will, I’d love these in the a.m. or p.m.! Fabulous, and your photos are, too!
They’re so pretty! And the perfect size.
Olivia @ livforcake says
These look delicious and absolutely perfect for breakfast! So much better (and prettier) than a standard muffin :).
Jessica Robinson says
Love my mini Bundt pans from Nordic Ware!! Your little cakes are adorable and look so yummy! Gotta love a Bundt cake with fresh blueberries!