Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mixed Berry Whole-Grain Coffee Cake

I've been looking for a good healthy coffee cake I can safely leave on the counter and snack on for days. Most cakes don't qualify as healthy especially when they come from your mom or grandmother's recipes. I hunted this one down online and hope to try it out this weekend.

From Green Mountain at Fox Run.

This coffee cake makes a great centerpiece for your Easter brunch. Made with whole-grains and berries --both good sources of disease-fighting antioxidants - it's not only amazingly delicious, it's incredibly good for you, too! Enjoy!
3 tablespoons butter
1 cups quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 (12-ounce) bag frozen, unsweetened mixed berries, thawed and drained
(about 1 1/2-2cups frozen or 2 cups fresh berries)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9-inch round cake or springform pan or 9 x 9 square pan. Mix butter, oats, 1/4 cup flour and brown sugar in small bowl with fork or pastry cutter until crumbly. Set aside. Combine flours, sugar, oil, milk, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and egg in large bowl. Beat mixture with wire whip or mixer 1- 2 minutes, until well blended. Stir in mixed berries. Spread half of the batter in pan and sprinkle ½ of oat mixture on top. Add remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining oat mixture and chopped walnuts. Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

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