Thursday, December 9, 2010

Blueberry Coffee Cake

via: wholefoodsmarket.com

Cook Time

Active Time: 20 minutes

Inactive Time: 30 to 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 12

This coffee cake relies on a healthy portion of almonds for richness, yogurt for moistness, and the natural sweetness of Sunset Valley Organics blueberries to make a delicious cake that is healthy enough for breakfast!

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons plus 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, divided
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup nonfat plain yogurt or blueberry yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups fresh or frozen, thawed and drained blueberries, divided
1/3 cup sliced almonds

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray; set aside.
3. Put 2 tablespoons of the whole wheat pastry flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon and cardamom in a medium bowl and mix together with a fork or your fingers until well combined and mixture is in large clumps; set streusel aside.
4. Put remaining 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine; set aside.
5. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, vanilla and eggs then pour into bowl with dry ingredients and stir until combined.
6. Gently fold in 1 cup of the blueberries.
7. Spoon batter into prepared pan and sprinkle reserved streusel over the top.
8. Scatter remaining 1 cup blueberries over the streusel then top with almonds and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center cake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.
9. Once cooled, loosen edges of cake and transfer to a plate.
10. Cut into slices and serve.

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