Blueberry Coffeecake with Almond Streusel

My boyfriend and I were visiting friends this weekend and I wanted to bring a little something for everyone to enjoy. This month’s Cooking Light gave me the perfect recipe: Blueberry Coffeecake with Almond Streusel.     Coffeecake can refer to two different dishes: a cake made with coffee, or a cake that is served with coffee. This coffeecake is the latter, and can be served for breakfast or as a dessert.       Ingredients: 9 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour (about 2 cups) 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups fresh blueberries 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 2 tablespoons sliced almonds 1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter, melted 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 cup nonfat buttermilk 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Cooking spray

Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

I’ve used Melt Buttery Spread in a few recipes on here, including delicious Skinny Iced Pumpkin Cookies, Tim Tam Tarts with Raspberries and Rose Water Whipped Cream, and Shrimp Florentine Pasta. Melt Buttery Spread is made of virgin coconut oil, flax seed oil, palm fruit oil, and canola oil — all healthy cooking oils and “good fats.” The coconut oil doesn’t make Melt taste like coconut butter though, the flavor is more mild. Typical buttery spreads are made of hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, which have been liked to obesity, heart disease, etc. Melt is also organic, gluten free, soy free, kosher, and has 50% of the saturated fat and fewer calories than butter, so it is a healthy butter alternative. The melting point of the buttery spread is also close to butter’s (unlike most buttery spreads) so it is easy to use as a butter substitute in baking. Melt has recently developed two new spreads: Honey Melt and Chocolate Melt. I was sent coupons so that I could try these new spreads so I picked up some of the Honey Melt. The spread would be great on its own, just on waffles or on a dinner roll, but I wanted to highlight how … Continue reading

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