blueberry pecan chocolate chunk bread


Have you ever had days where you want to bake something, but you don’t want to think too hard about it? I was having one of those days, and this recipe came about because of it.


I baked this a few nights ago and literally just decided on the ingredients as I opened the cupboards to see what I had on hand. I had the pecans from the previous post. I knew I had some blueberries in the fridge that were on the verge. The chocolate was a surprise!


Ben took the whole loaf to his work, and said his coworkers loved it, so I decided to make it again. I think it turned out a little better today, because I added less sugar this time. (Last time I think I added one and a half cups of sugar, as well as the agave nectar!)


A sign that you may have added too much sugar, is that the top of the bread gets really brown! I think the one I made this time around is just the right amount of brown. It’s plenty sweet, so it doesn’t really need a glaze, but you can probably add one to make it look purty.


Anyways, I hope you enjoy. You can probably substitute any nut for the pecans, as well as any berry, or even any other fruit(as long as it’s cut up), for the blueberries, and any type of chocolate, or chocolate chips, for the coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate. I think I made the right call with the bittersweet, because I think chocolate chips tend to be milk chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate, and this was already plenty sweet.


Blueberry Pecan Chocolate Chunk Bread


1 + 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

4 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup agave nectar, dark

3 eggs

1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract

2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped coarsely

1 cup blueberries, fresh

zest of one lemon (optional)

1 cup pecan pieces


Sift flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl and stir with a whisk. Set aside. Grease a 9-inch by 5-inch rectangular loaf pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In another bowl, add the softened cream cheese and butter, and cream with a hand held mixer for a minute. Add the sugar and agave nectar. Cream more. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until incorporated.

Add the vanilla extract. Beat again until incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl again. Add the flour and mix on low until the flour is just wet from the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the chocolate chunks, pecans, lemon zest(if using), and the blueberries. Do not over mix.

Scrape into the prepared pan and level the top with an small offset spatula, or the back of a spoon. Place in the center rack of the oven and bake for about an hour. Use a toothpick test at the center of the loaf to make sure it is not undercooked in the middle, but don’t over bake, or it will get dry.

Cool for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Serve warm or cool completely before wrapping in plastic or storing in a plastic container at room temperature.



20 responses to “blueberry pecan chocolate chunk bread”

  1. Victo Dolore Avatar

    You took away my like button!!!!! (That looks super yummy!)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. davegon Avatar

      Haha! I am so on the fence about the whole thing, so you may see it come back.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Victo Dolore Avatar

        At least I can like your comments! ;-P

        Liked by 1 person

  2. theveganmuffinwoman Avatar

    Yum! These look excellent. Proof that baking doesn’t require overthinking!

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  3. MAGNY TJELTA Avatar

    Looks fantastic


    1. davegon Avatar

      Aww, thank you!


  4. deliciouslynell Avatar

    Yum! You’ve got to love using up those leftover ingredients, you can always make something interesting with them. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. davegon Avatar

      Yup! I always feel better that I haven’t wasted. It makes up for the times things don’t turn out the way I thought.
      Have a great rest of the weekend!


  5. dulciamira Avatar

    This sounds so yummy! Great recipe 🙂

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  6. Paul Avatar

    It looks delicious could just go a slice of that now. I think some of the best things come from just opening the cupboard and using what is there. It always surprises me what is left in the cupboards

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  7. Frances Avatar

    Looks and sounds delicious!


    1. davegon Avatar

      Thanks Frances!


  8. savormania Avatar

    Wish I could have a slice right now! Gorgeous photos, looks so yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sofia Avatar

    What a coinsidence, I made pecan, choc and banana (instead of blueberry) last night. It was because I had a banana lying around the fridge. Next time I’ll do it with blueberries, they are better. I love your photos and styling!

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    1. davegon Avatar

      I almost put bananas!


      1. Sofia Avatar

        Ha! 🙂


  10. Karinna Avatar

    This looks and sounds so good, will be making it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. davegon Avatar

      Thanks Karinna! Have a good day!


  11. Lori Avatar

    Wow! This sounds amazing!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. davegon Avatar

      Thanks, Lori! It’s fairly simple too, which I liked. It went quickly too!

      Liked by 1 person

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