Friday, August 8, 2008

Blueberry Coffee Cake

I love using seasonal ingredients, and since blueberries are in season right now, I thought I'd share this yummy recipe.  It's from Cooking Light.  And it's very, very good.  I actually ate it as dessert, but I bet it'd be good any morning too.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cups sugar
6 Tbs softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 1/3 cups lowfat buttermilk
2 cups bluberries
1 Tbs turbinado

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat together sugar and butter about 2 minutes or until well blended.  Add vanilla and eggs and beat well.

Add buttermilk and dry ingredients to sugar mixture alternately until well combined.

Spread half of the batter into a 9" (square or round or whatever) greased pan.  Add 1 cup of the blueberries on top.  Spread the remaining half batter, then the other cup of blueberries.  Sprinkle the turbinado on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes.

It's very good warm.  And sprinkle some powdered sugar on top to make it look pretty.  Then eat the whole pan. And sigh at the goodness of it all. :)


livinginparadise said...

Yum! I just got some blueberries and was wanting to make some kind of bread or muffins. Looks like we're having blueberry coffee cake for breakfast tomorrow. Do you think it would work as muffins too?

Ryan said...

Okay, I have two questions for you...Do you have "turbinado" just sitting around your house? And if so, where did you get it? The only thing I know of that calls for turbinado is Smoothie King.

livinginparadise said...

I think turbinado is a sweeter so I'm sure you could substitute sugar.

Lisa said...

This looks delicious! Someone just brought us a blueberry coffee cake and it was so good...we wanted to find a recipe for it, but now we don't have to! I can't wait to try it. The girls and I are going to make the cream cheese banana nut bread today, so we'll have to do tihs one later!

Joc said...

I use raw sugar when it calls for turbinado.
I would guess it would work just as well as muffins- it's a very light cake, so it won't be quite the same consistency as a regular muffin. But I bet it would still be great!

shanna said...

I just picked some blueberries from the blueberry farm down the street. Great timing, Joc!

livinginparadise said...

I just made the coffee cake and thumbs up from me and my kiddo's.