There is nothing quite like dessert for breakfast. Ha! 🙂 Well…this crumb cake is part dessert and part low FODMAP berry yumminess. A nice treat for your favorite FODMAPer.
The inspiration for this blueberry crumb cake is from a delicious crumb cake recipe that my sister, Trisha makes traditionally with wheat flour and buttermilk. So….good! I switched up the ingredients a bit to make a low FODMAP version.
I sometimes add just blueberries to make a blueberry crumb cake….but I also love the mix of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries too. In the winter, I use frozen berries. Fold the frozen berries gently so the batter doesn’t start looking like a tie dyed t-shirt. (But if the batter turns a little blue and red, don’t worry, it will still taste great!)
I made quick lactose free ‘buttermilk’ for this recipe by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the lactose free milk and allowing it sit for 5 minute to curdle a bit. Really…this extra step is worth it.
- Yield: 16 squares; limit to 1-2 squares per sitting
- 2 cups suitable low FODMAP flour blend ( I used Bob's Red Mill's Gluten free 1 to 1 Baking Flour)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup butter, cold
- 2 eggs (I have left these out w/o major impact on the cake)
- 3/4 cup cup lactose free milk
- 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 cup low FODMAP berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) I used a mixture of berries--but you can choose one type; frozen work well too.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly oil 8 x 8 square pan.
- In medium to large bowl, add flour, sugar and baking powder.
- Add butter in small slices. And blend with pastry blender until flour resembles fine crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup crumb mixture for crumb topping.
- Add vinegar or lemon juice to milk in small bowl, stir lightly and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Add eggs and prepared slightly curdled milk to dry ingredients and blend to mix.
- Gently fold in berries.
- Add mixture to prepared pan and sprinkle with reserved crumb topping.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Check at 40 minutes, if starting to brown on top, lightly cover with tin foil to prevent over-browning.
I hope you are enjoying a great week. I just booked a weekend get-a-way to Vermont! I am looking forward to some quiet time in a sleepy New England town with Russ. I love visiting small towns in New England where you feel the pace is a bit slower and somehow you are transported back about a century…with little general stores and taverns that have been there for almost forever. It’s just what I need and I am grateful we have a nice, quiet weekend away on the books! 🙂
Planning something to look forward to makes life a little sweeter. 🙂