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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Coffee cakes are comforting and tasty with their nutty, sugary toppings and sweet cinnamon cake. Paired with a steaming cup of coffee, they're delicious for breakfast or brunch, but they're not the healthiest way to start your day.

Coffee cakes are typically loaded with sugar, sour cream and butter to give them that creamy, smooth flavor. We've stepped up to this challenge of lightening this weekend favorite. With a few simple changes by FoodFit Executive Chef Bonnie Moore, we were able to cut 175 calories, a remarkable 18 grams of total fat and 11 grams of saturated fat! The cholesterol was even knocked down by 40 milligrams. These changes slimmed down the numbers, but not the taste.

  • Bonnie was able to make these changes by:
  • Using less streusel topping
  • Using half the amount of almonds
  • Reducing the amount of butter by half and replacing it with applesauce
  • Substituting regular sour cream with non-fat
  • Adding berries for increased flavor and nutrition

Main Ingredients
Streusel Topping:
cup sugar
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 cup almonds
cup flour
cup butter

2 cups flour
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream

Main Ingredients
Streusel Topping:
cup brown sugar
cup almonds
2 tablespoons flour

2 cups flour
cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup non-fat sour cream
cup applesauce
1 cups fresh or frozen blueberries


Calories; 487
Total Fat: 30 g
Saturated Fat: 17 g
Protein: 7 g
Total Carbohydrates: 49 g
Cholesterol: 94 mg
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Sodium: 226 mg
Percent Calories from Fat: 54%
Percent Calories from Protein: 5%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrates: 39%

Calories: 311
Total Fat:12 g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Protein: 6 g
Total Carbohydrates: 46 g
Cholesterol: 55 mg
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Sodium: 214 mg
Percent Calories from Fat: 33%
Percent Calories from Protein: 8%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrates: 59%

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