Saturday, January 22, 2011

80(ish)--- Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

Did you know that one slice of Starbucks's coffee cake has 570 calories and 28 g of fat? That's equivalent to a Big Mac. Criminal.

I've been craving coffee cake lately. Every time I go to a coffee shop for some tea I am tempted. I HAD to find a way to make it healthier.

One slice of MY Apple Crumb Coffee Cake has only 175 calories and 2 g of fat. It is so moist and so good!

Apple Crumb Coffee Cake
Serves 9

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup low fat plain yogurt
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/4" pieces

3 Tbsp light brown sugar
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8" baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine applesauce and 3/4 cup brown sugar in a large bowl. Add egg and beat until mixed. In a smaller bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until combined. Add yogurt and vanilla and mix. Gently fold in apple pieces. Pour mixture into baking dish.

Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl, using a fork to create coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over cake mixture.

Bake until golden brown and set, approximately 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Slice into 9 equal pieces.

Nutrition info per 1 piece: 175 calories, 2 g fat, 3 g protein, 35 g carbohydrates


  1. This looks very moist and delicious! I bet it would be great with a cup of coffee.

  2. I made this tonight for breakfast on the run tomorrow. Super easy and quick to make even with the chopping. I had to make one substitution--I used nonfat Greek yogurt since it's what I had. I tasted it when it was done and OMG it is good! It is not overly sweet, which I prefer--just perfect. The taste of the cinnamon and apples really comes through. Can't wait for morning!

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  4. This looks very moist and delicious! I bet it would be great with a cup of coffee.