Can you guys believe that it’s already June? How crazy is that!? I feel like just yesterday I was talking about my goals for this year, and now it’s already halfway done!
With summer coming up I decided I would make something a little lighter for this post, yet still just as delicious. I woke up craving some sort of streusel and knew that healthy streusel was a challenge I was willing to tackle. And tackle it I did! This healthy coffee cake is refined sugar free, packed with whole grains and won’t leave you feeling guilty as you reach for one more slice.
Made with zucchini you can totally count this coffee cake as a serving of vegetables for the day. Everyone knows that Vegetables+Cake means that you’re allowed to eat the whole thing. It’s just common knowledge!
Jokes aside, this cake is healthy yet tasty and just begging to be served at your next brunch.
Healthy Coffee Cake
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup milk (I used almond milk)
- 1 cup shredded zucchini, blotted
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and maple syrup. Add the egg and vanilla and beat for two minutes.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combine. Then add the milk.
- Fold in the zucchini and the blueberries, being careful not to over mix. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and set aside.
- To make the streusel, combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
- Then sprinkle it on top of the batter. Bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.