I've had my eye on this little beauty ever since I saw it over at Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice
The one day a couple of weeks ago that I had planned on making it, I discovered that my daughter had tossed my ripe bananas. That's when I had to resort to making my Lemon Blueberry Bread, which turned out to be a great thing in itself but I still needed to make this Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake.
It had been in the back of my mind...lurking about when the other day my daughter made a comment about loving all things with blueberries....and I knew it was time! The bananas were nice and ripe
Aaaaaaand I knew of a local market that has great prices on produce. I was banking on obtaining my blueberries for a good price. And I was right. They were .99¢ for 6 oz. I think the major grocery store chains sometimes have sales where you can get 2 for $5.00.....sooo .99¢ = Cha-ching!!!
As a matter of fact...this same market had boneless, skinless chicken thighs for .99¢ lb. Ya, I was doing the happy dance!
I just love finding a great deal.
Back to the coffee cake.....I did make a couple of very minor changes. I left out the nuts. And I added a little buttermilk. I was concerned about how sweet it would (or shall I say would not) be because it only calls for 5 tablespoons of sugar. I was very tempted to adjust it....but I'm glad I didn't. It really doesn't need more than that.
Honest, it doesn't.
Trust me....I'm the queen of sweet...and I should know.
Anyways....here's what I did:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour - divided
5 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons cold butter
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup ripe banana, smashed
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1 teaspoon flour
Preheat the over to 350' and grease an 8" square baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combing 3/4 cup of flour and sugar. Cut in the cold butter until you have "crumbs"
Remove 1/2 cup of the crumbs and set aside.
Add in the rest of the flour (1 cup), baking powder and soda, cinnamon and nutmeg
(Wish you were here to smell these spices.....there's just something so comforting about cinnamon and nutmeg)
Now, I added just the egg and banana as instructed.....
And well...it seemed rather thick to me. So I decided to add some buttermilk
Mix until just combined (you don't wanna over mix it). Toss the blueberries with 1 teaspoon of flour and fold them into the mixture
Btw....the consistency was MUCH better!
Pour the mixture into your prepared dish. Sprinkle with the reserved "crumbs" and bake for about 45 minutes....or until you have a clean toothpick which has been stuck into the middle of the cake.
Cool on a wire rack
Yaa right!....that's IF you can wait! I mean.....the aroma? mmmMMMMMmmmm
Good stuff! So glad I made it. Thanks Cinnamon Girl!!! You ROCK!
Printable Recipe: Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake