White Chocolate Blueberry Crunch Bread

I have this annoying weekend habit.

I. Cannot.  Sleep.  In.

No matter what I do, how late I stay up…6 am rolls around and I’m wide-awake.

Every single weekend.

The worst part is that I’m fairly certain on a weekday morning when I have to be up and around and to my real-life job I’d have no problem sleeping well past my alarm.  What gives?

Since the Tall Boy and Doodle are late sleepers, I typically use the early weekend mornings to make a mess create in the kitchen.  And usually by the time my guys are awake, I’ve eaten most of the evidence.

I had a really hard time not digging into this bread before the rest of my family woke up last Sunday.   Blueberries…white chocolate…brown sugar…can you blame me?

This sweet bread has a very cake-like texture, but with the addition of the fresh blueberries, I consider it a very appropriate breakfast food. Hey, if coffee “cake” is a breakfast food, then so is this, right?  Also, my theory is that the oats in the crunch topping cancel out the fact that I threw in a (rather large) handful of white chocolate chips.

White Chocolate Blueberry Crunch Bread
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 3-ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oats
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mix, cream ¼ butter and cream cheese on medium speed. Add sugar, beating about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  3. Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  4. Gently fold in blueberries and white chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon batter into a greased loaf pan.
  6. Stir together brown sugar and remaining ingredients. Sprinkle over batter and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack before removing from pan.
If substituting frozen blueberries for fresh, pat dry with paper towel and toss with 2 tablespoons flour before stirring into the batter.


  1. Nancy

    This looks killer. Wish I had some right now.

  2. Shirley

    YUmmmmmmmoooo This looks wonderful. I need this instead of the cereal I’m eating.

  3. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    I hear you LOUD and clear, girlfriend. I am physically incapable of sleeping in past 6:30 on most days, 7 if I’m lucky. Jessie will ask me “when did you wake up?” and I’ll (sometimes) be able to say, “I slept in until 7:30!” and he’s like “uhhh that’s early.” I can’t help it if my body needs to be alert and running at 7am so I can bake things like this bread that looks deliciously amazeballs! So yeah, as much as I like my quiet morning/baking time, I would totally sacrifice a day of it if I could sleep in and be a real human. *sad face*

    At least alien people can enjoy this amazing bread in quiet, right?! Looks fat and gooey and crunchy and totally texture-perfect. Cut me off a big slice, would you? Or just pass a fork and the pan 🙂
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  4. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Ashley, we are SO alike! I cannot sleep in past 7am. Most days, I am up at 5:30am! Isn’t that scary? What is wrong with me?? It’s lie my veins are made of coffee of something lol. This bread. Oh my heavens, this bread looks outstanding! I would run out of bed at the earliest hour to dig into some of it. what a delicious combination! And that crunch topping. LOVE!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I am so unable to sleep past 6. Lately, I wake up at 5:23. I think it’s natures way of telling me to have 15 minutes to myself before the kid wakes up. Because if she makes it until 6 I’m shocked. This bread has everything I love in it. YUM!
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  6. Back For Seconds

    Sleeping in is my favorite! Too bad I haven’t done it in like 4 years. Boo! One day.,,
    I love everything about this bread, Ashley! I would have eaten it all and pretended I never even baked it 🙂
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  7. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Well, I have the opposite problem of everyone:-) I can’t go to sleep early, so I am still comatose at 9 am since I stayed up until 2 am. Good thing all my kids are sleepers too!!! This summer has been really bad. School is going to put a crimp in our sleeping in style! Although if I had some this awesome looking bread, I just might get up early. Who am I kidding? I’ll just eat it for lunch;-)
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  8. yumgoggle

    DOn’t get me wrong, I’d love you to take a good rest during the weekends, but if you can’t sleep and you would be posting amazing recipes as this, then I think I am liking it. 😉 This is a killer recipe…
    The combination is adorable. A must try!

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  9. Val

    Can you please let me know how much milk is required for this recipe. It is not mentioned in the ingredients but is mentioned it to be added to the eggs. Thank you Val



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