Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake

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Thank-you to Mary Younkin at the ‘Barefoot In The Kitchen' recipe blog, for sharing this quick and fool proof Blueberry Coffee Cake Dessert recipe with us. Mary Younkin is a writer, photographer and blogger, who loves to cook and bake for a crowd of people. Her coffee cake dessert recipe proves Younkin to be very inclusive in her baking.

Doesn't blueberry coffee cake just sound so perfect with a cup of tea? Well, it just got better. This dessert recipe is gluten-free! Younkin has created a healthy gluten free recipe spin on this traditional dessert without compromising the scrumptious taste. This dessert recipe is great to make for friends and family because it's a traditional, well-liked dessert. Not to mention, it is a super easy coffee cake recipe to make, just a matter of combining the required ingredients accordingly and placing it in the oven! Now, you might be unfamiliar with some of the ingredients if you opt for the gluten-free option. Ingredients such as potato starch and tapioca starch might not be something many people have stored in their kitchen. But no worries, if you are keen to try a gluten-free recipe, it's just a matter of making a trip to the grocery store. If you would rather bake the traditional non-gluten-free recipe, Younkin also provides you with a way to make it as well. A Gluten-free recipe is always a safe way to go if you're making a dessert for a bunch of people and you are not sure if anyone suffers from a gluten intolerance. It makes the dessert accessible to everyone, not to mention it's healthier! Gluten-free is a great healthy option because did you know it aids in digestion, is an alternative to starchy carbohydrates while still boosting your energy. Not to mention it removes gluten from your diet, in which can cause gut inflammation and inflammatory. Now, we are not saying stay away from carbs all the time, but if you're looking for a healthier recipe and guilt-free alternative, gluten-free is the way to go.

If you want to get healthy with this coffee cake dessert, you can even try substituting the sugar for a natural sweetener such as Xylitol or Erythritol. Warning, this might affect the taste a bit, but nothing too dramatic. The addition of lemon and blueberry is a great combination of sweet and sour. Plus, Younkin uses real lemon zest and lemon juice. This diminishes the use of preservatives while providing a fresh, lemony taste. It is always better to use fresh ingredients where you can, especially in baking. This goes for the blueberries as well. Opt for fresh or organic blueberries whenever possible in your dessert recipe. It provides you with not only another health boost, but it will make a difference in the overall taste of your dessert as well. We love that Younkin uses blueberries within her coffee cake dessert recipe. They are not only super high in fiber, but they provide antioxidants as well. Not to mention, they're delicious! Another great aspect of this coffee cake recipe is the fact that it doesn't take hours in the oven to make. It's just a matter of putting it in the oven for 40-45 minutes, ready just in time for dessert. Younkin's Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe is a delicious and healthy take on a warm-hearted, traditional dessert that is sure to be popular amongst friends and family.

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