Mother’s Day Brunch 2012

By on May 8, 2012

By Holly Clegg –

Looking for a nice way to show your mom, or mother of your children how much you care and appreciate all of the hard, tireless work she does all year? Here’s a secret to what we mom’s want….the way to the heart is not just through man’s stomach, but a woman’s stomach too. Surprise her with a wonderful brunch, and Blueberry Muffin Streusel Cake is just the ticket!

My absolute favorite brunch dish, I can eat it all day long. The kids will even have fun mixing the batter and sprinkling the topping. In fact, you will want to keep these ingredients on hand to whip up when the cravings hit, or you just want to impress your mom…doing the dishes and wrapping up the gift of Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle At Any Age cookbook doesn’t hurt either!

Blueberry Muffin Streusel Cake

My friend, Teresa, gave me this recipe that has been in her family for years. A cross between a muffin and cake; here’s my version that I made, again, again, and again — that’s how good it is.

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries Streusel Topping (recipe follows)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven 375°F. Coat 9x9x2-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray

2. In bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, milk and egg.

3. Stir in oil and blueberries, only until mixed.

4. Sprinkle 1/2 cup reserved Streusel Topping (see recipe) on bottom of pan. Carefully spread cake mixture on top. Cover with remaining reserved Streusel Pecan Topping.

5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out dry.

 

Streusel Topping

A perfect topping to any breakfast cake.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

1. In small bowl, mix together sugar, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in vanilla and butter using pastry blender or fork. Reserve 1/2 cup topping and add pecans to remaining topping.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 231 Calories from fat 35% Fat 9g Saturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 25mg Sodium 83mg Carbohydrate 36g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 22g Protein 3g Dietary Exchanges: 2 1/2 other carbohydrate, 2 fat

 

Holly Clegg, author of best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, including the women’s lifestyle cookbook, Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age, and also the specialized trim&TERRIFIC® Diabetic Cooking and Eating Well Through Cancer. With 1 million copies sold, Holly has promoted her healthy lifestyle recipes on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, and The 700 Club. Known as the healthy “Queen of Quick,” she understands the demands of the busy person and with her user friendly, pantry friendly, and time friendly cookbooks. For more information, visit www.hollyclegg.com or http://thehealthycookingblog.com

Holly Clegg

About Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg, known as the “Queen of Quick” has become a healthy culinary expert on practical easy, healthy recipes through her best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, including the more health focused cookbooks, Diabetic Cooking with the ADA, Eating Well Through Cancer and Eating Well to Fight Arthritis. Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, The 700 Club, QVC, USA Today, Web MD, The Huffington Post. She has partnered with Wal-Mart and is currently working with Albertsons, Inc., Baylor Hospital in Dallas, OmniChannel Health Media and has a partnership with Our Lady of Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. Her phone app, Mobile Rush Hour Recipes has over 50,000 subscribers. Visit www.hollyclegg.com or http://thehealthycookingblog.com

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Mother’s Day Brunch 2012