Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Low Cal Wednesday

I have not been a fan of ginger snaps or gingerbread at all but I saw this low cal recipe and I happen to have all the ingredients on hand. Maybe my mind has changed or I liked it because it was not served with all the holiday fuss. This cake was so tender and moist I am a little skeptical when I use whole wheat flour as to dry it out, but it was perfect. This morning I noticed that some else must of liked it two pieces were already gone. The blueberries take this over the top fresh and full of flavor. Our little neighbors will like this one. It is not nice to refer to the neighbors as little the average age is 81. We love them all and it is so much fun too take them treats they become so excited. If you don't need to worry about your calories a big scoop of vanilla ice cream would be perfect on top. The recipe serves 12 at 163 calories a slice.

Blueberry Gingerbread

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup low-fat plain soy milk
1/2 cup dark honey
1/3 cup molasses
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried or fresh blueberries

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
In a bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together the soy milk, honey molasses, and oil. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid mixture. Add the blueberries to the well and stir just to combine.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Cut into 12 pieces and serve warm.


Debbie said...

Now that is certainly different. I love gingerbread and I love blueberries. Sounds like a great combo...looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Great idea to add blueberries in the gingerbread. Must be very delicious!

Mary said...

I never would have though to add blueberries to gingerbread. Looks like it worked, though. Have a wonderful day.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Blueberries and gingerbread, what a unique combination. Thinking about it, it must be a blast for your tastebuds. This sounds fantastic!

Cathy said...

Yum, I like gingerbread any time of year and how clever to add blueberries. This really looks fantastic.

teresa said...

What a great combination! This looks so good!

Sara said...

I love the sound of this! I bet the blueberries really take it to a new level of flavor.

Kristen said...

I never would have thought to put in blueberries, what a great way to make gingerbread cake summery!

Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious twist on traditional gingerbread! And how sweet you are to bring your neighbors treats, I wish I lived next door!

Donna-FFW said...

Gingerbread and blueberries together sounds truly delicious. Your neighbors must ADORE you!

Katy ~ said...

I wouldn't mind at all if you called me "little" and brought me this delicious treat. Come to think of it, I wouldn't mind if you called me "little" anyway!!!!