Blueberry Coffee Cake with Granola Streusel

A perfect slice of moist, fluffy, and hearty blueberry coffee cake to go with a cup of freshly brewed joe on a sunny sunday morning. What sounds better?

I actually served this coffee cake up for a few friends when we got together for a weekend brunch. I’d say they

All that's left after the brunch.

All that’s left after the brunch.

seemed impressed by its deliciousness considering the amount of slices that were being cut for only five people.

This coffee cake recipe I made, adapted from a recipe from the Washington Post, completes any weekend breakfastings. We’re also helping out with health issues around the world here at BenGusto.com by making this recipe very heart-friendly, so you can go ahead and have a few slices. The cool part is that the beloved streusel is made up of a crunchy and ever-so-addicting homemade granola. Allow me to show you what’s in store for you on this si coffee cake recipe.

Healthy Blueberry Coffee Cake with Granola Streusel 

For the Homemade Granola (to be used in the streusel):

  • 1 1/2 cup long rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Mix the oats, almonds, and wheat germ in a bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Honey is added to the dry ingredients.

Honey is added to the dry ingredients.

Spread on a glass pan, or a metal pan lined with aluminum foil. Cook for about 25 minutes, taking the pan out to stir it two or three times.

Granola is ready for toasting.

Granola is ready for toasting.

Crunchy Honey Granola

Crunchy Honey Granola

For the Cake:

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup long-rolled oats
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 egg + 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 2/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/3 cup Homemade Granola

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix together the flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.

The flours, oats, baking powder and soda, salt, and cinnamon.

The flours, oats, baking powder and soda, salt, and cinnamon.

In a separate small bowl whisk together the yogurt, milk, egg and egg whites, brown sugar, and vanilla together.

The thick yogurt is whisked with the milk.

The thick yogurt is whisked with the milk.

Oil is added.

Oil is added.

Brown sugar is whisked in.

Brown sugar is whisked in.

Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry. Mix in the blueberries slowly.

The dry + The wet

The dry + The wet

Mix in the blueberries gently.

Mix in the blueberries gently.

Sprinkle the homemade granola, 1 tbsp. brown sugar, and 1 tbsp. honey over the top of the cake.

The granola, brown sugar, and honey is sprinkled over top the cake.

The granola, brown sugar, and honey is sprinkled over top the cake.

Grease a round, 10-inch cake pan with butter or cooking spray. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out of the cake clean.

Blueberry Streusel Cake

*A cool BenGusto side note:

I had to make brown sugar for this recipe because I was all out. I didn’t know it was possible until I researched that all you need to do is add 1 tbsp. of dark molasses to 1/4 cup of sugar to make your own. I’m not sure if it really worked too well, but it’s better than nothing!

Homemade Brown Sugar
Homemade Brown Sugar

4 responses on “Blueberry Coffee Cake with Granola Streusel

  1. Hi Ben, I made this for brunch with my mom today, and it turned out great! I am looking forward to trying the Mocha Avocado Brownie next.
    Sandy Dickerson

    • Hey Sandy!
      That’s great! Thanks so much for trying out the recipe! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, definitely don’t miss out on those brownies either. They are a big hit!

      -Ben

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