Eating Healthy On A Budget: Blueberry Loaf Cake

Eating Healthy On A Budget: Blueberry Loaf Cake

From the title of this post, Eating Healthy On A Budget: Blueberry Loaf Cake, you may be a bit confused. Eating healthy yet the recipe is for a cake? Let me explain. We substituted most every unhealthy ingredient in a typical loaf cake recipe for something else: whole wheat flour for white flour, applesauce for butter, greek yogurt for heavy whipping cream, & honey for granulated sugar. Making just a few substitutions such as these can help take a cake from an indulgence to a better for you snack.

Eating Healthy On A Budget: Blueberry Loaf Cake

The blueberries add a lot to this recipe. For starters they add flavor. Additionally, they add moisture since when the bread is baking the juices within it will slowly seep out into the batter. Last but not least, they add a lot to the design aspect. Speaking of which, you may be curious how we made a healthy icing. Well, after tons of research attempting to find one without any sugar, I thought it was impossible. Until I then looked in my fridge, noticed the leftover greek yogurt from the cake recipe, & thought if only there was a way to make this almost watered down so it would pour over the cake like a regular icing. And I did just that, watered down the remaining greek yogurt. Since it was vanilla flavored, the water didn’t take away from the flavor at all. Instead it just helped to create the consistency I was looking for. If you make this icing, be sure to drizzle it immediately before serving. If it sits too long it will start to seep into the cake resulting in a not so pretty color.

Eating Healthy On A Budget: Blueberry Loaf Cake

As for the toppings on this cake, other than the blueberries I also used leftover cake crumbs. The recipe below makes enough for 1 large loaf cake & 1 small one. Once I drizzled the larger cake with icing & topped it with blueberries, I pulled apart some of the smaller cake & sprinkled that over the iced cake. I then crumbled up the rest of the smaller cake & added it to a bowl of blueberries which was absolutely delicious!

Eating Healthy On A Budget: Blueberry Loaf Cake

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Eating Healthy On A Budget: Blueberry Loaf Cake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1.5 cakes
Ingredients
  • for cake:
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • for icing:
  • 3 tbsp vanilla greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp water
  • for topping:
  • smaller cake crumbles
  • blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In large mixing bowl combine all cake ingredients. Stir to combine.
  2. Spray loaf pan with baking spray. Pour batter into pan until ¾ full. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until top of cake is firm to the touch. Let cool completely. Transfer to serving dish.
  3. In smaller mixing bowl, combine all icing ingredients. Drizzle over cake & top with cake crumbles & blueberries. Serve & enjoy!
Supplies
large mixing bowl
whisk
baking spray
loaf pan
measuring cup
small mixing bowl
spoon

 

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