This recipe contest winner is a lighter version of coffee cake with a surprising twist of flavors. Give this Healthy Blueberry Coffee Cake a try when you need a home run recipe for brunch.
When I first began Make Healthy Easy in 2015, I entered a lot of recipe contests. I was looking for both inspiration and quite frankly, money, to get this website off the ground. It was a fun time of chasing inspiration and unique ingredients and I happen to have won, not one, but four contests along the way.
One of the contests I stumbled upon was a challenge to pair blueberries with an uncommon flavor pairing. I chose bananas and mascarpone cheese and dreamed of a healthy blueberry coffee cake that brought all of these flavors together. I came up with this Healthy Blueberry Coffee Cake and it was a grand prize winner in the Blueberries Meet their Match recipe contest. It's definitely one of my all-time favorite recipes I've created.
When creating baked goods for MHE, I often use whole wheat flour to make it a little bit healthier by increasing nutrients like fiber. There's also some honey in this recipe to enable using a little less sugar.
The end result is a healthy blueberry coffee cake that tastes like what would happen if banana bread, cheese danish, and blueberry pancakes all got together (but healthed-up a little). It's the perfect combination of flavors, moistness, and just the right amount of sweetness.
This cake bakes for about an hour which gives it slightly crunchy edges and a super moist center. Oh, and of course, being filled with blueberries and bananas adds great nutritional value and fiber. It's a winner in every way.
The mascarpone cheese is swirled into the cake batter, ensuring each piece is marbled with cheesy goodness.
Here's how you make it:Print
If you're curious about the other recipe contest winners, I only have one other currently posted on this site because the photos are so bad and I need to retake them. Check out my Savory Mediterranean Yogurt Parfait for a fun and savory spin on a yogurt parfait. It was a winner in a recipe contest for olives.