Whole Foods emailed me this week to announce pints of organic blueberries would be $1.99 for their Friday Sale. These are typically five bucks a pop so of course, I showed up to fill my basket with sweet, blue organic goodness.
I got home with what felt like eight pounds of blueberries and quickly began dreaming of all things blue. Blueberry smoothies, muffins, parfaits, pancakes…choices, choices! After spending some time researching ideas, I put my wine glass down and bravely announced to my husband, “Okay! I’m going to bake!”
As you may have seen on the pages of this baker-blog-turned-health-blog, I’ve transitioned away from baking all sorts of awful (read: yummy) in exchange for a sleeker physique and a bloat-free tummy. But I also don’t believe in deprivation…it never works. So instead, I’ve been tweaking old-faithful recipes with a healthier spin — and that is exactly what I did with this delicious (and blue) coffee cake!
Reduced Guilt Blueberry Coffee Cake
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup oat flour (make your own by blending rolled oats in a blender!)
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, room temp
- 1/2 banana
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup almond milk (or nonfat milk)
- 2 egg whites
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9″ spring form pan.
- In a large bowl, stir together the flours and sugar. Cut in the banana and butter using a pastry blender or a fork until pea-sized. Measure out 3/4 cup of the mixture, and set aside.
- Stir baking powder and salt into the remaining mixture, then mix in the egg yolks and milk using an electric mixer on low speed for 3 minutes.
- In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites just until stiff peaks begin to form. Fold egg whites into the batter. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.
- Sprinkle blueberries over the batter, and sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture over the top.
- Bake for 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cake springs back when lightly touched in the center and a toothpick comes out clean.