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Awesome Coffee Cake

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Last week the kids did NOT, I repeat, NOT want cereal one more time.  As if.  And you wanna know what I did NOT want one more time?  Pancakes.  Good lord, how many days of pancakes can you have?  If I ever actually ask, “What do you want for breakfast?” The answer is:


Seeing as how I had already made french toast earlier in the week with homemade whip cream and strawberries galore, I was not into another breakfast requiring syrup.  So I pulled down my muffin cookbook.  Nah.  Nothing sounded good there either.  So I googled:

Coffee cake.

And I didn’t have all of the ingredients for a single recipe.  Not one.

So I made one up.  And it was good.  And the kids asked for it the next day for breakfast.  And the day after that.  By day three the whole 9×13 pan was gone.  I guess I did something right!

Coffee Cake Recipe

1/2 C. butter

1 C. sugar

~cream together and add:

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

in a seperate bowl combine:

2 C. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

add to creamed mixture. Then add:

8 oz. of plain greek yogurt

2 diced apples (tiny dice)

~drop into a 9×13 greased pan, make the topping:

3/4 C. brown sugar

1/2 C. flour

1 tsp. nutmeg (most people would use cinnamon here, my daughter is allergic, we always sub nutmeg)

4 T. room temperature butter

~mix topping ingredients in a bowl mushing the butter in really well with the sugar and flour till crumbly.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until the magic toothpick comes out clean.  Oven times vary after all.  Then eat.

awesome coffee cake recipe


4 Responses to “Awesome Coffee Cake”

  1. Mama Wolf (WeyMama) Says:

    I am SO pinning this to try later. What reaction does your daughter have to cinnamon? Mine gets red around her mouth with cinnamon and ranch dressing (store bought junk…I’m lame and don’t know how to make my own *L*), so I’m not sure if it’s an allergy or what.

  2. jen Says:

    Wow. Exactly the same. She once had a coffeecake from Starbucks when we were lost in new jersey. she puked all over then got red around her mouth too. but it was her mouth, her chin, her cheeks around her mouth, and her nose. we almost went to the ER. Scary. She hasn’t had cinnamon since and she can smell if it is in something and won’t touch it with a 10 foot pole!


  3. Mama Wolf (WeyMama) Says:

    That’s so strange! A has never thrown up from either one and will happily eat them, but then when I’m cleaning her face, I notice how red she is anywhere it got. :( I will be on the look out for it to develop into something worse…maybe mention it to our doc at her next appointment, even.

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