Sunday, February 13, 2011

Blueberry Walnut Coffee Cake

This recipe is based on one from the free magazine that Giant Food Stores offers. I have had it for a long time but for some reason never tried it. Finally had the reason to yesterday (to make a snack for Sunday School) and it turned out great! Definitely will repeat, and maybe try as muffins.

1 1/2 c King Arthur Organic All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 c Bob's Red Mill Organic Pastry Flour (I can only find this at the bulk food store at the Markets at Shrewsbury)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
2 T Sun Crystals
3 T cinnamon, divided (I shouldn't even bother putting an amount, just count on lots of it!)
1 c chopped walnuts (I didn't chop mine too small, next time I will go smaller because they were falling off as I was cutting the cake!)
3/4 c sucanat
3 T butter at room temperature
3 T organic unsweetened applesauce
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract (make sure you use organic, most have bad stuff in them, so much for being "pure")
1 1/2 c Stoneyfield Organic plain nonfat yogurt
2 c blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Preheat oven to 350 and spray angel food pan with cooking spray (you could also make in a cake pan or 2 loaf pans, or as muffins). Whisk together flours, soda, salt and about 1 T of cinnamon. In small bowl combine Sun Crystals, 2 T cinnamon and walnuts. In a large bowl beat the sucanat, butter and applesauce until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until fully combined. Beat in vanilla and yogurt. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, to wet mixture stirring until just combined. Spread half the batter into pan. Sprinkle half of the walnut mixture and top with blueberries. Spoon the rest of the batter into the pan (I had to spread it around a little, it was pretty thick) and sprinkle with the rest of the walnut mixture. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean (Caution- my toothpick came out clean but when we ate it today it was still slightly doughy on the inside around the blueberries. My hunch is that since they were frozen it was taking longer for the dough to cook next to them.). Cool and slice. This went over really well today in class. At home, Leah heated it up and poured milk on much like shortcake and loved it! Definitely one to repeat!

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