Healthy Blueberry Steamed Pudding Recipe

Easy Blueberry Steamed Pudding Recipe

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Yield: 10 people

Blueberry Steamed Pudding

Blueberry Steamed Pudding
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature, white reserved
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg white, room temperature
  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (not thawed)


Over a medium mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and lemon zest. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg yolk, melted butter, brown sugar and vanilla by beating them together with a whisk until combined and the brown sugar is dissolved. Pour 1/3 of the milk into the bowl and whisk together to loosen the mixture, then add the rest of the milk and stir to combine. Set aside.

Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the two egg whites in a medium bowl until stiff peaks are just reached (when you lift the beaters from the mixture the egg whites form a peak that does not fall over). Do not overbeat.

Working quickly and using a rubber spatula, stir the dry ingredients lightly but thoroughly into the milk mixture. Batter will seem runny at first but it will quickly start to firm up from the action of the baking powder. Scoop 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter and stir lightly to combine and lighten the mixture. Scoop the remaining egg whites into the batter and gently but quickly fold them in, scooping the batter from the bottom up and preserving as much air as possible. Add the blueberries and fold in until evenly distributed.

Turn the batter into your steamed pudding mold or a metal or ceramic bowl (preferably one that is taller than it is wide). Cover tightly with a lid, if using, or with a layer of oiled parchment paper topped with a tight layer of aluminum foil. On a rack or a dish towel rolled into a ring, place the mold into the simmering water, cover the stock pot, and cook at a low simmer (a gentle bubbling at low to medium- low heat) for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Remove the mold from the water and set to cool for 15-20 minutes.

To unmold, remove the mold cover, place your desired serving plate upside down over the mold, and then quickly flip the two over and set the plate down. Tap the mold with a wooden spoon to assist with release, and lift one side to see that it has; if not, continue tapping the top and sides. Serve warm or room temperature.


Tip: Place your desired mold or bowl into the bottom of a lidded stock pot deep enough to accommodate it. Holding the mold or bowl down with your hand if it’s prone to floating, fill the pot with water until it reaches halfway up the side of your mold. Remove the mold and spray thoroughly with non-stick pan spray—including the cover if available. Cover the stock pot, bring the water to the boil, and reduce to a simmer before beginning the recipe preparation.

If using frozen blueberries, make sure they’re frozen solid unless you want a blue pudding; course, the kids might like that…


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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

54 responses to “Healthy Blueberry Steamed Pudding Recipe”

  1. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Thanks for sharing!

  3. My grandson would love this! He is a big blueberry fan!

  4. Sounds yummy. I would also like to try it with other berries. Raspberries are the favorite in our house.

  5. very comforting food, thank you

  6. That looks yummy. How do you steam the mold? Is the idea to just get it warm before you put the batter in? Would you dunk it in the boiling water briefly to accomplish that?

    • Emily, you don’t need to steam the mold 🙂 The recipe is just referring to the actual mold or “steamed pudding mold”. Does that make sense?

  7. Ah, ok. Maybe it is a cultural thing? This is the first time I have heard of that. But I suppose “pudding” means something different in the US, so it makes sense now. I used Mr Google. 🙂

  8. I remember my Mom used to make a blueberry pudding very similar to your recipe. It was a family treat that we all enjoyed, she served it with a bit of clotted cream.

  9. February 4-Thank you for this recipe. I think it will be delicious and I can’t wait to try it,.

  10. Yum! I love blueberries, but haven’t thought to try them in a steamed pudding. I’ll have to make this.

  11. I love blueberries! I’ve gotta try this recipe! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  12. This pudding sounds goods. Steam puddings are a tradition in our family. I have some wild blueberries I picked in the fall, so I may try this recipe.

  13. I have never had steam puddings,but they look yummy!

  14. That looks really delicious… I think you started a craving! LOL

  15. yummy!!!!

  16. This looks so good I cant wait to make it myself. I love blueberries so much. Thanks for the recipes and the picture. It is going in with my recipe files today : )

  17. YUM! Will definitely try this out!

  18. THIS looks AMAZING!! Will be adding to my recipe collection for future use!

  19. Very interesting – I’ve never heard of steamed pudding before!

  20. My grandmother used to steam puddings! This sounds fantastic!

  21. Looks delicious but seems fussy. I would likely not take the time to make this. I have never heard of steamed pudding before. Thank you, One Smiley Monkey for the recipe which I will likely pass on to another family member.

  22. This looks AMAZING and delicious!! 😀

  23. Ooooo wow! I have to try to make this because I love blueberries mmmmm!

  24. This looks so good!!!! Easy and I have all the ingredients on hand!!! My grandma would love this too. thanks for posting!!!

  25. Wow I haven’t seen this recipe since I was very young. My grandmother used to make steamed blueberry pudding every summer when we used to go blueberry picking in Nova Scotia. Thanks so much for posting your recipe I will be making this for my family.

  26. This looks so delicious, and so moist! I would love to make this, I think it would be a huge hit in this house! Always looking for healthy dessert and snacks. Thanks!

  27. This looks really yummy, I bet my boys would love it. I like that it looks decently healthy too!

  28. Healthy and delicious

  29. Wow, this is amazing. I will definitely try this one out!

  30. OMG this looks fantastic!! my son loves blueberries so we planted 3 bushes this year.. and i know know what i’m doing with the berries!! thank you!

  31. I kept seeing this recipe when I visit your site so I had to make it – delish!

  32. Looks delicious and healthy

  33. wow this looks amazing. can’t wait to try it!

  34. This is actually tempting me – I have too many bad memories of steamed pudding back in school (in England) for me to have ever made any steamed puddings

  35. This looks absolutely delicious, can’t wait to make it!!!

  36. Wow – this looks great. Do you do all of your own photography (as everything looks so professional and nice). You have a knack!

  37. It looks great! I think it sounds like a bit too much work for me, as I just like plopping the batter into a pan and putting it in the oven.

  38. You have a great selection of recipes. The “Blueberry Steamed Pudding” looks divine and I am hoping to make it in the next couple of days. Thanks for sharing with your followers.

  39. Great! I’ve been looking for something a little different for the large amount blueberries I have.

  40. that looks yummy!

  41. i have never tried steamed pudding! i love blueberries so this would be a good recipe to try!

  42. Oh this looks good and I have lots of blueberries that I picked this year. I think it is time to bake with blueberries.

  43. yum! Looks soo tasty!

  44. I’ve never heard of nor tried steamed pudding but it certainly sounds and looks delicious. I hope that I get a chance to make it in the near future. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  45. this is a really good recipe I think my family may like this I may make it Thank you for the recipe

  46. wow this sounds delicious and so easy to make I think I may just have to make this Thank you for the post of this recipe

  47. that looks so good.

  48. Haven’t thought about making blueberry pudding but this sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  49. I have never heard of steamed pudding before but this recipe sounds great for a breakfast!

  50. Hubby will love this hes is a big blueberry fan!

  51. I remember my mum making steam puddings, especially plum puddings made from scratch, but I’ve never tried making them myself.

  52. This Blueberry Steamed Pudding Recipe looks delicious! I have tried steamed puddings before but I have never made one myself.

  53. This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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