Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake – a delicious coffee cake, bursting with bright blueberries and topped with crunchy, salty and sweet almonds. A wonderful addition to a breakfast or brunch, for Easter, Mother’s Day or anytime.
Baking with Blueberries
My almost 3 year old twin girls love blueberries. Blueberries are at their best, of course, when they are available locally when they are in season. Here in New England, blueberry season is only for a short time period in the summer, typically early July – late August. We take full advantage of blueberry season, frequently picking our own and regularly purchasing at local farmer’s markets.
Luckily we can still purchase blueberries year round at the supermarket, usually they come from Chile. Sometimes we get a wonderful batch from the supermarket, the berries are juicy and sweet and my girls gobble them up.
Sometimes, however, the berries are on the tart side, and my girls won’t eat them. When this happens, I have a perfect excuse to bake something with blueberries. Last time, I had tart blueberries to use up, I made these delicious Lemon Blueberry Mini Loaves. This time around, my husband had been asking for awhile for me to bake something with nuts, so I decided to make one of our favorites, this wonderful Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake, the original recipe is from epicurious.com.
This Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake is so delicious and easy to put together, my two girls had a great time helping me make it.
Combining Fruit and Nuts
I love fruit and nuts in coffee cakes. Blueberries and almonds are one of my favorite combinations and they go together beautifully in this coffee cake.
This Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake is filled with fresh blueberries and includes a hint of almond flavor, which comes from the addition of almond extract. Sliced almonds are mixed with egg whites and some sugar and spread on top, which after baking in the oven, gives the cake a crunchy, salty and sweet topping.
Cherries and almonds are another favorite combination, they go so well in this Cherry Almond Coffee Cake, that I made last December.
A slice of this Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake is wonderful with a cup of coffee for breakfast, or along with a cup of tea for an afternoon snack.
This beautiful Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake would also be a pretty addition to a special breakfast or brunch for Easter, Mother’s Day or anytime.