Pumpkin Coffee Cake is made with healthy, whole wheat and pumpkin puree. A streusel topping provides delicious crunch. Make it for a special brunch.
Pumpkin, cinnamon, coriander and ginger. Can you imagine how delicious your house will smell when you make this Pumpkin Coffee Cake? The smell alone would make this dish worth making. Imagine your family and guests waking up to the aroma of cinnamon wafting up to them while the coffeecake is baking. They will be downstairs in seconds to help you cook just so they can have a bite of this luscious coffeecake. Maybe you are saying “Are you crazy, Christie?” I don’t have time to make coffeecake Thanksgiving morning. No problem, make it the day before or a few days before and freeze it. Yes, freeze it. Put it in the refrigerator the day before you want to eat it so it will defrost. Voila you have breakfast served. You are King or Queen for the day!
Coffeecake always makes me laugh! What? You didn’t realize coffeecake was funny. It is actually an inside family joke. My husband who is from India was eating a piece of coffeecake and said “Wow, I don’t taste the coffee in here”. Yes, he was perfectly serious. We all burst out laughing. Coffeecake is just one of those things that we take for granted that everyone knows there really is no coffee in it. We explained to him that while it is called coffeecake there is actually no coffee in it. It is great to eat with coffee. I have a great husband!!
To me a coffeecake is not a coffeecake unless it has a streusel topping. When I was little, I use to love the Entenmanns Crumb Coffee Cake. It was such a treat when you bought one that was still fresh. I loved to bite into it and have the streusel topping start to crumble off. I would try to push all the streusel back on. You cannot waste good crumb topping. I was really happy I was able to add a streusel topping without adding a lot of extra calories and fat. I was over the moon that whole wheat flour worked just as well as regular white flour. It makes this decadent breakfast healthier. No guilt here!
If you are looking at the tablespoon of cinnamon in the recipe and thinking typo, she must have meant teaspoon; no I meant tablespoon. My Mom, who makes the most fabulous pumpkin pie, always doubles or triples the spices. So I carry on that tradition when I am making anything with pumpkin. While is a lot of cinnamon, it fits perfectly in this dish. It will not over power the pumpkin.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake makes me so happy. What great memories I have. What food brings happy memories for you?
Pumpkin Coffee Cake
- 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tsp . ground cinnamon
- 3 tbsp . light butter melted
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose 150 grams, unbleached white flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 90 grams
- 1 1/2 tsp . baking powder
- 1/2 tsp . baking soda
- 1 tbsp . ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp . ground coriander
- 1 tsp . ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp . kosher salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar/stevia mix
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup egg substitute or equivalent to 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup 0% fat Fage Greek Yogurt
- 1 tsp . vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°.
Spray a 14 cup bundt pan or angel food cake pan with baking spray. Be sure to fully spray the center core.
For streusel: combine flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour in the butter and rub together with your hands or a pastry cutter until mixture is in small crumbles.
For batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together both flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, coriander, ginger and salt.
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, sugar/stevia mix, pumpkin puree, egg substitute, oil, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract.
Slowly add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Do not over mix!
Spoon batter into the pan and smooth with a spatula.
With a spoon, scatter streusel around the top.
Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the coffeecake comes out clean.
Place on a wire rack and cool for 15 minutes.
Remove coffeecake from pan and place directly on a wire rack to cool completely.
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