Grain-Free Blueberry Boy Bait is a single-layer cake that's meltingly rich with just the right amount of berries to liven it up! | Fresh Planet Flavor

I love recipes with fun names, and classic American baking features some great recipe titles. “Blueberry Boy Bait” may be among the best, however. No, I can’t take credit for the name but I can take credit for an amazing grain-free adaption of a decadent treat (that may be even better than the original, who knows?) using all grain/gluten-free, low glycemic ingredients.

Speaking of the original, it has the story one might expect behind its coy name:  “blueberry boy bait” placed second (they were just jealous) in the junior division of the 1954 Pillsbury Grand National Baking Contest. Fifteen year-old Adrienne Powell submitted this family recipe named for the affect it had on boys. Anyway, the Examiner doesn’t call this a “bake sale classic” for no reason. My version has a meltingly rich, almost cake-y texture, with just the right amount of berries to liven it up. I’ll definitely be making this on a visit back to Texas this summer, because it has down-home Southern delicious written all over it.  

Grain-Free Blueberry Boy Bait is a single-layer cake that's meltingly rich with just the right amount of berries to liven it up! | Fresh Planet Flavor

If you’re curious about the coconut sugar listed in the ingredients, that’s the “low glycemic” aspect I mentioned above.  There’s something called the Glycemic Index that ranks carbs on a scale of 0 to 100, with higher values given to foods that cause the most rapid rise in blood sugar. Pure glucose is ranked 100, white sugar is 65 and honey is 55 (and a white potato is 85).   Coconut sugar only clocks in at 35!  So, while this tastes like oven-browned, blueberry-speckled heaven, it’s actually taking your blood sugar for a comparatively smooth ride. 

So give this a try, and… happy boy-baiting? πŸ˜‰

Grain-Free Blueberry Boy Bait is a single-layer cake that's meltingly rich with just the right amount of berries to liven it up! | Fresh Planet Flavor

Grain-Free Blueberry Boy Bait

Preparation 30 mins 2017-09-25T00:30:00+00:00
Cook Time 20 mins 2017-09-25T00:20:00+00:00
Serves 10     adjust servings

Grain-Free Blueberry Boy Bait is a delicious, moist, single-layer cake studded with fresh blueberries.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x8" pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, grind the coconut sugar to a fine dust. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, then stir in the almond flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and salt.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the coconut milk, eggs and shortening with a hand mixer until frothy.
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry, then stir in the blueberries (reserving a scant handful). Spoon the batter into the pan, and level briefly with the back of the spoon.
  5. Sprinkle the reserved blueberries on top, and press gently down into the batter.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes OR until browned, firm, and a tester inserted comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool slightly, then slice and serve.

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Recipe Notes

Try this with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top for an added pop of flavor.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 415kcal Calories from fat 300
% Daily Value
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 151mg 6%
Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 17g
Protein 10g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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