I wanted to make a lighter version of the traditional coffee cake, and came up with this recipe. We loved it at home! We eat it as a snack or at breakfast. This is a delicious alternative to the traditionally butter- and sour cream-heavy coffee cake. The raisins add a lovely fruity bite, and applesauce, coconut oil, and nonfat yogurt give the cake a lighter, naturally sweetened taste. Wrap in aluminum foil to keep moist outside of the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

DinaLaChef
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Pecan Topping:

Directions

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  • Stir together pecans, white sugar, and brown sugar for the pecan topping in a small bowl. Set aside.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly spray a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®) with cooking spray.

  • Combine brown sugar, applesauce, coconut oil, and butter for the coffee cake in a large bowl. Mix with a spatula until butter is almost completely mixed in, with some chunks remaining. Mix in yogurt, sour cream, and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Add all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, remaining 1 teaspoon baking soda, and salt; stir until batter is well mixed and a light brown color. Stir in raisins until evenly distributed in the batter; batter will be thick.

  • Scoop 1/2 of the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it out evenly so it is flat. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the pecan topping. Repeat with remaining batter and pecan topping.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 48 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Invert onto a cooling rack and then flip carefully so the sugary pecan-topped side remains on top. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; 12.3 g total fat; 42 mg cholesterol; 395 mg sodium. 55.3 g carbohydrates; 5.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews

Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2019
Used fresh cranberries rather than raisins. No one likes them in our house Also I used 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce. Added on medium very ripe banana. It was loved by all Read More