Barefoot by the Sea: August = Blueberries

Friday, August 6, 2010

August = Blueberries

We love, I mean loooovvvvvvveeee blueberries around here.  We've gone picking three times already and although they aren't the wild blueberries many people love, they are the big ones that we can pick (not rake) here in the Northeast.  The girls love them fresh and alone but this recipe is worth trying, if I can ever have enough left to actually bake with (doubtful!)

Blueberry Coffee Cake
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square cake pan with cooking spray.
Whisk together the all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, the baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, cinnamon and walnuts. In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar, butter and oil until fluffy. If necessary, use the back of a spoon to press out any lumps in the brown sugar. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, beating until fully combined. Beat in the vanilla and yogurt.
Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, stirring until just combined.
Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the nut mixture over the batter and top with the blueberries, gently pressing them into the batter. Spoon the rest of the batter into the pan, smoothing the top. Sprinkle the remaining nut mixture over the cake, pressing gently. Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool slightly and then unmold and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack. Cut the cake into 2-inch squares. 
(recipe and photo from Food Network)

This looks like the perfect Saturday morning recipe! 


  1. Wow I so want to make this.. Thanks for linking up with me today. I hope you have an amazing week. I am hosting this event next week also. I hope you stop on by...

  2. I was just going to make something with blueberries in it-thinking van ice cream too!

  3. Oh yummy! Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. These look so good! I am now following you back! Happy mothering!

  5. My mouth is watering! Mmmm! That looks perfect for my Sunday morning. I wish!

  6. Wow! And wow again!! I am so going to have to make that :)

  7. I'll never forget my first time picking blueberries - I was about 11 and we made an awesome crumb cake similar to this.


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