Yum Peaceful Cooking: Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake

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
2 eggs
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


  1. That's simply gorgeous, and i LOVE everything with blueberries, mmmmmmmmm I can feel that good smell of cinnamon and nutmeg, I swear.

  2. Delicious. Blueberries and bananas. Sounds like it would make a wonderful breakfast:D

  3. Great coffee cake and very nice price on the chicken, I'd be doing a happy dance too.

  4. Oh man...I haven't had breakfast yet and then I see this....I want some.

    Looks delicious Danielle...I'm going to have to try this.

  5. Look at how moist and tempting that is!! What a lovely breakfast...which wine would you recommend with it ;P ????

  6. Okay...I am sold on this! Wanting to use Kamut flour though since it is so healthy and good...but will have to make this for sure bc our kids will be crazy about it! Thanks!

  7. Mmm...looks delicious. Makes me want to go bake something! ;-)

  8. Thank you for trying it! And for the kind words. I wish I had a piece right now. It is a yummy one!

  9. Your cake does look divine. Love that it uses two fruits- my family will love it.

  10. A beautiful coffeecake. And I love that it only uses 5 tablespoons of sugar!

  11. your berries are MASSIVE! i can just imagine the gush of juice one experiences when biting down on one. awesome cake--good call with the extra buttermilk!


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