I have decided to bake today, and in honor of LA Pride I baked a Berry Coffee Cake and renamed it Rainbow Berry Coffee Cake.
I bought Trader Joe's Multigrain Baking and Pancake Mix, and inspired by their recipe on the box made my own version with some healthy changes.
You will need:
Trader Joe's Multigrain Baking and Pancake Mix, or another brand if you please Use 2 1/2 cups
1 cup low fat buttermilk, I substituted low fat milk
3 tablespoons oil, I used extra virgin oil because that is all I had, but you can use vegetable oil
1 bag Trader Joe's frozen mixed berries no additional sugar (I used most of the bag)
1/2 cup raw sugar, or sugar or agave
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl mix together 1 egg, 1 cup low fat milk and 3 tablespoons oil. Stir in 2 1/2 cups Trader Joe's Multigrain Baking and Pancake mix and 1/2 cup sugar. Fold in almost a full bag of frozen berries but make sure to thaw the bag first. I used most of the full bag, I wanted tons of berries.
Mix well and spray a glass pie pan with cooking spray. Spread evenly in pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for ten minutes and serve this not so decadent treat with your favorite coffee or tea. I am of course practicing self control over the portion size. It was oh so delicious.
This recipe is very low cholesterol, low fat, low sugar, high fiber and whole grain. It is a little higher in sodium than I usually eat but it is an occasional treat.
It was the perfect Sunday accompaniment for some quiet reflection on life before I have to get moving and work out. No rest for the weary, but who is weary anyway? I love working out,yoga, meditation and dancing, and I forgot how I much I love to bake and cook. Sundays are a great reminder to slow down and smell the roses and LA Pride is a reminder to wear your colors with confidence. Be you, your best authentic self always; critics be damned.
Gotta love life.
Love, Light to all.
After all Namaste' means we are all one