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The Best Blueberry Coffee Cake

Yield: 1 8x8-inch pan (9 large slices)
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Tender, crumbly, bursting with plump blueberries, and topped with a toasty brown-sugar walnut lid, this is truly the best blueberry coffee cake recipe.


For the Blueberry Coffee Cake

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder — I recommend aluminum free
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries — fresh or frozen (If using frozen, rinse with water for 1 minute, then drain off excess liquid)
  • Zest of 1 small lemon — (or 1/2 large)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk — plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

For the Crumb Streusel Topping


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8x8 inch pan with cooking spray, line with parchment paper, then coat once more. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the white whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Gently fold in blueberries and lemon zest.
  3. In small, separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and applesauce. Add to the flour and blueberry mixture. Stir by hand with a wooden spoon, just until combined. The batter will be very thick. Scrape into the prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
  4. Prepare the crumble topping: In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. With a fork (or your fingers), cut in the butter, combining until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in the walnuts.
  5. Sprinkle crumble mixture evenly over the top of the batter. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to four days or tightly wrap and freeze for up to 2 months. Let thaw overnight.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Breakfast Recipe, The Best Blueberry Coffee Cake

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 (of 9)) — Calories: 200, Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 128mg, Carbohydrates: 34g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 15g, Protein: 5g

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