Crumb’s the Word! Healthified Coffee Cake Recipe

Photo and Recipe Credit: Hungry Girl

Photo and Recipe Credit: Hungry Girl

I don’t know about you, but I have a coffee cake obsession. So when I got an email featuring Hungry Girl’s healthified coffee cake, I had to share. I am so gonna make this very soon! Have you made it? Let me know how it is!

Crumb’s the Word!

This cinnamon-spiced coffee cake is an instant classic! Enjoy a piece with a cup o’ joe. Or not. Either way, it’s AMAZING.

Crumb Topping
1/4 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
3 tbsp. old-fashioned oats
3 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
2 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)

1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/2 cup club soda
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8″ X 8″ baking pan with nonstick spray.

To make the crumb topping, place cereal in a sealable plastic bag. Seal bag, and finely crush cereal with a meat mallet or other heavy utensil. Transfer crumbs to a medium bowl. Add all other topping ingredients to the bowl except butter, and mix well. Add butter, and mash and stir until uniform.

To make the cake, in a large bowl, combine whole-wheat flour, Splenda, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk thoroughly.

In a medium-large bowl, combine egg substitute, club soda, buttermilk, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Whisk until uniform. Add mixture to the large bowl, and whisk until uniform.

Pour cake batter into the baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with crumb topping.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 – 35 minutes.

Let cool for 30 minutes. Slice into squares, and eat!


Serving Size: 1 square (1/9th of recipe)
Calories: 114
Fat: 1.5g
Sodium: 248mg
Carbs: 21g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 4g

PointsPlus® value 3*

HG Alternative: Swap out the Splenda for the same amount of granulated white sugar, and each serving will have 161 calories, 33.5g carbs, and 18g sugars (PointsPlus® value 4*).

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