Sunday, July 27, 2014

Singing the Blues?

Are you singing the blues today?
If you are, I got the cure!
No more singing the blues 'cuz you can have a Blueberry Coffee Cake that is going to tap dance it's way into your heart and ultimately your stomach!




I am sooooo not exaggerating.  This is such a good coffee cake, there will be no more...I say no more singing the blues in your household today!




Grab a cup of jo and get ready to learn how to make this baby.



Originally from Cooking Light June 2003
Ingredients for coffee cake:
cooking spray
1 Tbsp flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
6 Tbsp butter, softened
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 2/3 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Ingredients for topping:
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat a 9" round cake pan with cooking spray.  Dust with the 1 Tbsp flour.
Beat the sugar and butter until well blended.  Add the egg and egg white.  Beat until all combined.  Set aside.
Combine all flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, orange juice and vanilla.  Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture into the original sugar mixture.  Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture.  When well combined, fold in the blueberries.
Spread into the prepared pan.
Combine the brown sugar and nutmeg.  Sprinkle over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes and slice.
For the topping, mix together the sour cream, vanilla and vanilla yogurt.  Spoon dollops on each slice.  Top with fresh blueberres.



The Blueberry Coffee Cake has a light texture that allows the blueberry flavor to just shine through.  The vanilla topping is that extra something; something to make it extra special.
If you have a lot of blueberries, definitely use them in coffee cake.
Or...
another great way to have a quick blueberry treat that comes right out of your freezer.



Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries
A healthy fun snack that you can grab anytime!
Just rinse a bunch of blueberries.  Let them dry and then dredge them through a low fat vanilla or Greek yogurt.  Place each yogurt covered blueberry onto a waxed paper covered cookie sheet and then freeze.




Frozen yogurt covered blueberries are such a fun, frozen treat.  You'll be popping them 
out of your freezer A LOT!  It's also a great way to use up blueberries right before they go bad, in case you had too much.  Can't see how that could happen, but could...

Anyway, no more singing the blues!!!!
Fresh blueberry recipes are within reach!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!
Christine

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