Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Blueberry Coffecake and Easy Banana Bread

Today I am sharing two recipes that use a yellow cake mix as the base-- making baking easier and faster! These are both great for breakfast, dessert, or an afterschool snack!

Blueberry Coffeecake

¼ C. sugar

2 tabl. cornstarch

1/3 C. water

1 tsp. lemon juice

2 ½ C. fresh or frozen blueberries

1 pkg. of yellow cake mix

1 ½ C. quick oats, divided

8 tabl. butter, divided

2 eggs

¼ C. brown sugar

In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually whisk in water and lemonjuice until smooth. Turn on highheat, stir in blueberries and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened andbubbly. Remove from heat and setaside. Combine the cake mix and 1C. oats. Cut in 6 tabl. of butteruntil crumbly. Set aside 1 C. ofcrumb mixture for topping. Stireggs into mixture. Spread in a 13x 9” greased pan with a knife. Spread blueberry mixture to within ¼” of edges. Combine brown sugar, remaining oats andreserved crumbs. Cut in remainingbutter until crumbly. Sprinkleover top. Bake at 350 for 30-35minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

1 pkg. yellow cake mix

2 eggs

3-4 overripe bananas

1 c. milk chocolate chips

(Source: Six Sisters Stuff

Smash bananas in a large bowl, then add remaining ingredients and mix well. Batter will fill 2 small loaf pans or one large loaf pan. Spray pans well with nonstick cooking spray and pour in batter.

Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes for two small pans or 45-50 minutes for one large loaf pan.
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