I do it every year!!! I buy tons of a fruit and then have to scramble to figure out what to do with it, besides just eat a handful! This year is no exception. I bought a gallon (!!!) of blueberries from Tidwell's yesterday. They are so sweet! THE best blueberries I've ever tasted! But I still had to figure out what to do with them! This is one recipe I made. I also made Blueberry Sauce (which I'm also going to be sharing in another post). I'm going to freeze a bunch. I have some set aside to make blueberry pancakes. And, of course, some to just munch on. This little cake.....I made it in my Mom's old Corningware. The memories of all the good things she made in her Corningware ..... how I wish I had her old recipes as well as her Corningware!! But this is a very easy cake that can be served as a dessert or like a coffee cake for breakfast. Any way, any time you make it, it's good!
BLUEBERRY OATMEAL CRUMB CAKE
Makes 9 Servings
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour¾ cup instant or rolled oats
½ cup Splenda granulated (or sugar)
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup 1% milk
1 large egg
1 ½ cups blueberries
2 TBSP all-purpose flour
2 TBSP Splenda granulated (or sugar)
2 TBSP light butter
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 400°. Spray a 9x9” glass baking pan with cooking spray (I used the baking spray)
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, Splenda, baking powder and salt. Add the milk and egg and stir to combine.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour and sugar for the topping. Cut the butter into the mixture until it forms coarse crumbs. Drizzle in the vanilla and stir to combine. Sprinkle over the top of the cake batter**.
Bake 30 – 35 minutes until the top is golden and the cake is cooked through. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before cutting.
MY SPIN: **Before putting in the oven, I sprinkled the top with cinnamon. My crumbs never come out like crumbs, but the topping sure tasted good! This can be served 'as is' or with some fat-free whipped topping, good vanilla bean ice cream or, for added blueberry flavor, the blueberry sauce recipe I made and will be sharing that recipe as well.