baking, Breakfast, DESSERT, Fruit, Uncategorized

Red, White, and Blue

As much as I love rambling on to you guys about the comings and goings of life, I have a date with two little boys today.  One of which, bless his heart, has strep!  After having a temp of 104 Wednesday night – we made a trip to the pediatrition yesterday 😦

But I did promise you guys an Independence Day picnic worthy dessert……..

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And at Helen, Naturally – a promise is a promise!

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This recipe is perfect for a picnic, just add homemade ice cream 🙂

Red, White, & Blueberry Coffee Cake

Crumbly Topping

  • 1/2c oats
  • 2T brown sugar
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  • 2T butter


  • 2c unbleached all purpose bread flour
  • 1/4c honey
  • 2t baking powder
  • 1/4t salt
  • 3/4c almond milk
  • 1 egg or 1/4c egg whites
  • 1/4c applesauce
  • 1t vanilla extract
  • 1c each blueberries and dried cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 375.  Coat an 8x8x2 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Place dried cranberries into hot water to soak.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In another bowl combine milk, egg, applesauce, vanilla, and honey.  Add liquid ingredients to the flour mixture.  Mix the batter with a hand mixer for about 30 seconds.  Drain cranberries, and gently fold the blueberries and cranberries into the batter.  Pour the batter into prepared pan.
  5. Place all topping ingredients into  food processor and pulse until you get a fine crumb texture.  Sprinkle the topping over the top of the batter.
  6. Bake in the oven approximately 50 minutes or until center is done.

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Serve in a bowl with a scoop of homemade ice cream.

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Happy 4th of July!!

4 thoughts on “Red, White, and Blue”

  1. Gasp! Are those made from the blueberries you picked? I may just have to come over and celebrate Independance Day for the first time. Hope your little guy feels better soon.

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