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January 2, 2013

Blueberry Coffee Cake



 I have been a little lax on my cooking everything from scratch goal in the last couple of months. The holidays happened and my motivation seemed to go out the window. Now with the year changing and my cupboards full of food I am making a concerted effort to make as many things as I can with the ingredients I already have. Normally I am great about this goal, but with a 4 and 6-year-old, my days are exhausting and honestly I just haven't had the energy. However, I also know that budgeting and cooking as many things as I can are major ways that I am able to be a stay at home mom. I love staying at home with my kids, so it's back to the kitchen I go this week. So today I spent the day making homemade turkey sausage, grilled chicken, and snacks for lunches for the next couple of weeks. Yesterday for New Years I made a great breakfast and dinner for very little money. For breakfast I tried a new recipe for Blueberry Coffee Cake from the January 2013 issue of Southern Living magazine.

This recipe has 13 ingredients. It takes a total of 1 hour, 20 minutes of which is active and makes 10 servings. Since I now eat gluten free I substituted gluten free all-purpose flour for the wheat all-purpose flour used in the recipe. Since I didn't have turbinado sugar, I substituted regular granulated sugar and it worked fine. My total baking time was slightly longer than the recipe, approximately 35 minutes total. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

If you like not overly sweet coffee cake than this recipe is perfect. It is light on the sugar, which my family liked, but is still full of fruit. I really enjoy blueberry coffee cake and this recipe was easy to make gluten free, which I appreciated. It doesn't bake-up very high, it is more of a dense cake, than a high and light coffee cake. Either way it was great with a cup of coffee in the morning.

For the recipe go to Blueberry Coffee Cake. 

18 comments:

  1. I am not an overly sweet kind of chick so I'll have to give this a whirl!

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    1. I'm not a fan of overly sweet things either, I love things like bittersweet chocolate since it's a little sweet, but not overly so.

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  2. Sounds DELICIOUS!! I love blueberries! I can only imagine it tastes good in coffee cake form. :)

    Fanny
    www.pinstripedpenguin.com

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    1. I love blueberries also, they are yummy :)

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  3. You hit my weakness right here. I love blueberries! This is something I would devour!

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    1. I love any type of fruit, especially blueberries, yum!

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  4. That blueberry coffee cake looks delicious. I am trying to cut back on the sugar myself so this is going to be a must try for me although I know it won't look half as lovely as yours!

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    1. I have cut back on our sugar also :) Thanks for the sweet comments, I linked up for your hop this week!

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  5. Your gluten-free flour, what kind did you use? I think I'd like to try your version. (And those almond slices sprinkled on top look so inviting!)

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    1. I think I have tried just about every type available :) I am not a fan of Bob's Red Mill. It uses garbanzo flour and tastes off to me. My favorite is one that I have bought with coconut flour that I found at Marshalls. I can't remember the brand :) My favorite all-purpose flour is to use sorghum flour, brown rice flour and xanthan gum. Making your own really does work well. Honestly, I have four different all-purpose flours and baking mixes in my cupboard and I use all of them for various recipes. I just stay away from ones with garbanzo flour, since I don't like the taste.

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  6. This looks soooo delicious! I don't like coffee cake too sweet, so this sounds perfect for me. I like the slivered almonds on top - seems like they would add the perfect amount of crunch!

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    1. I like the slivered almonds also, I am a huge fan of almonds, they are delicious :)

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  7. Looks yummy Ann! I could go for a piece right now :-)

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  8. hmm...if its not so sweet.. I will say, no thank you. I have a problem of excessive "sweet toothness". Lol.. but I am sure, my hubby would love this recipe. Since, he is so against sugar and wants me to follow in his path. I would NEVER. Like you said even though light on sugar, if it is still has lots of fruit in it, I guess it would suffice for me too... Cheers!

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    1. My oldest is the same way, he has a massive sweet tooth :) The coffee cake is still sweet since it has so many blueberries, I promise.

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  9. You had me at blueberry... then again at coffee... and yet again at CAKE.

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    1. I like all three also, especially the coffee part :)

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