Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake

Fresh raspberries or strawberries work equally well in this deliciously healthy recipe.

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Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake

Quick look

  • prep 20 min    cook 40 min
  • serves 16

This moist and tender cake is bursting with juicy berries. Brown sugar and cinnamon make it so melt-in-your-mouth delicious you won’t believe it’s lower in calories, fat, and cholesterol than traditional coffee cake.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cups reduced-fat (2%) milk

    Instructions  60 minutes


  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Toss 2 cups blueberries, brown sugar, and cinnamon in small bowl until berries are coated.

  • 2

    Cream margarine and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at high speed until light and fluffy, about
    4 minutes. Add egg and egg white and beat 2 minutes. Beat in lemon zest. Reduce speed to low. Add flour alternately with milk, one-third at a time, stopping mixer occasionally to scrape bowl with rubber spatula. Do not overbeat.

  • 3

    Spread half of batter into pan and sprinkle with blueberry mixture. Spoon remaining batter on top, spreading ev3. enly. Swirl through batter several times with knife, then top with remaining blueberries.

  • 4

    Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging, 40–45 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Cut into 16 equal pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Healthy Cooking Tip

Fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries work equally well in this recipe. Add orange zest in place of lemon zest and add 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice to the batter for more citrus flavor.


Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 210
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Carbs: 36g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g

Blood Pressure Nutrients: 4mg Vitamin C, 7mg Magnesium, 127mg Potassium, 97mg Calcium

Health Points: Blueberries are very low in calories and high in vitamin C. They also have high antioxidant properties.

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