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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Blueberry Scrump-deli-icious Buckle!





  I absolutely ADORE blueberries! I pop 'em in my mouth as a healthy snack, I mix 'em up in my morning bowl of Cheerios to add a bit of color and extra flavor, I bake 'em up in muffins for a yummy breakfast, brunch, or dinner side, and I add 'em in by the cupful to bake up the one, the only, the most delightful Blueberry Scrump-deli-icious Buckle! Yet again, another yummy healthy alternative to regular coffee cakes and other baked goods saturated in saturated fats and cholesterol!

Ingredients:
1         Cup Sugar
4         Tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter or other Low Fat Butter or Margarine
1/2      Cup Fat-Free Milk
1/2      Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
2         Egg Whites- lightly beaten
2 1/2   Cups Unbleached or All-Purpose Flour
2 1/2   Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4      Teaspoon Salt
2         Cups Blueberries- Frozen or Fresh
1         Teaspoon Cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Coat an 11" x 7" baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the sugar and 2 tablespoons of the
    butter or margarine. Mix until smooth. Stir in the milk, applesauce, and egg whites.
4. In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups of the flour, the baking powder and salt. Mix well,
    then add to the milk mixture. Stir until just moistened.
5. Gently stir in blueberries.
6. Spoon into prepared pan.
7. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and the remaining 1/2 cup of the sugar and
    1/2 cup of the flour. Add in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter/ margarine and cut in
     until the mixture is crumbly.
8. Sprinkle over the blueberry mixture.
9. Bake for 45 minutes or until top is lightly browned and bubbly.

Nutritional Information: (per serving)

Calories                   185
Fat                              3 g.
Cholesterol                  5 mg.
Carbohydrates           36 g.
Sodium                    115 mg.
Protein                         4 g.


In this house, blueberries definitely win the award for "Most Impressive Fruit or Berry" Plus, blueberries are chock full of oodles and oodles of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, now there's a vocabulary word for you. Phytonutrients or plant chemicals, not only help plants fight the big fight against bugs, fungus, and germs, but also help our bodies to work properly and prevent disease!

So, with all this in mind, get ready, get set, and go, go, go mix up a batch of blueberry goodness!!!

This recipe for Blueberry Scrump-deli-icious Buckle is adapted from Jeanne Jones'  Homestyle Cooking Made Healthy- 200 Classic American Favorites (All low in fat with the Original Flavor!)

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