The holidays are upon us and a lot of us start thinking about what we are going to make for those special mornings. I know many families have traditions and they make the same dish each Thanksgiving or Christmas morning. We’re not one of those families. I like variety.
I could not get enough of these delicious blueberries, so I entered this amazing contest again!
“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wild Blueberries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
Wild blueberries are nutritionally different from cultivated blueberries. When you think about getting the most out of your food, it’s so important to pick nutrient dense (more nutrition per calorie) food.
Here are some amazing reasons to pick up wild blueberries on your next trip to the grocery store.
“More Intense Blueberry Flavor: Wild blueberries have a more intense flavor than regular blueberries. Wild Blueberry plants grow wild and are genetically diverse with thousands of interlocking plants spreading naturally across fields called barrens. It’s this diversity that gives Wild Blueberries their complex and delicious flavor — an extraordinary mix of tart and sweet.”¹
“Antioxidants: Wild Blueberries have two times the antioxidant capacity of larger cultivated blueberries. A growing body of research shows the potential health benefits of Wild Blueberries including gut health, diabetes, cancer and brain health.”¹
“One serving of Wild Blueberries (1 cup) have 8 times the manganese, 72% more fiber and 32% less sugar than cultivated blueberries”¹ Can you believe that?
“Wild Blueberries come from a special place. They are called “Wild” because they are. Wild Blueberries are not planted and occur naturally in barrens and fields in Maine and Eastern Canada that have been here for 10,000 years.”¹
We all know that blueberries are a superfood, so try adding them to your daily diet. Keep some in your freezer and add them to smoothies, oatmeal, or eat them alone as a refreshing snack.
Wild blueberries are available under a few names. Wyman’s and Dole are the most common and there are some store brands. They must say “wild blueberries” to ensure you are getting what you think you’re buying.
Back to the task at hand, this gorgeous coffee cake! Coffee cake is perfect for a special holiday breakfast. The rich, sweet blueberries pair perfect with the warm taste of cinnamon.
Traditional coffee cakes have a TON of butter in the cake and on the top. I cut some out while still keeping the luscious texture that you expect from a coffee cake. It is a holiday treat after all.
My wish is that you make your own traditions for a holiday breakfast. Food is the center of every holiday – make it good!
If you would like more information on Wild Blueberries, check out their site: www.wildblueberries.com
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup reduced fat 2% milk
- 1.5 cups frozen Wild Blueberries
- non stick cooking spray
- ¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, either by hand or with a hand mixer
- Add vanilla and egg and mix well
- On top of the mixture, add flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon
- Stir or mix until just combined
- Stir in milk
- Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray
- Pour batter into pan and spread evenly
- Top with frozen blueberries in an even layer
- In a small bowl, mix ¼ cup flour, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until crumbly
- Sprinkle crumble topping on the blueberries
- Bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
- Source for Wild Blueberry Information: www.wildblueberries.com