One of the benefits of having adult children is that we’ve long since given up Saturday morning sporting events for coffee and a treat.
In the days of Saturday morning games and practices, breakfast would have been a bowl of cold cereal and piece of fruit (if I could get the kids to eat the fruit). If Dad was in charge of the morning meal, then it was a stop at the local bakery for donuts.
Which one of us do you think they liked the best?
Those were the days. I’m not saying I miss them, but I do enjoy the memories now and then.
These days we enjoy breakfast together – just the two of us. We chat about life over coffee and a treat. It’s a pleasant ritual that starts the weekend off on the right foot.
This apple coffee cake recipe (adapted from Dr. Cookie) was a healthier take on our typical muffin from Starbucks. It’s a dense piece of cake. Possibly because I’m not the best baker on the planet, or it could be that Dr. Cookie meant for it to be a sweet indulgence that sticks with you.
Who knows? But each slice was moist, sweet and nutty thanks to crunchy toasted pepitas. The perfect accompaniment to a steaming cup of coffee.
Hang in there parents! One day your kids will move on, and you can enjoy a cup of coffee in peace.
In the meantime, appreciate every moment you spend with them. When people tell you kids grow up too fast, they speak the truth.
Have a terrific weekend!
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 large egg whites
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup low fat plain yogurt
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup brown sugar , I used Splenda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- ½ cup pepitas
- ½ cup raisins
- ¼ cup pepitas
- Combine applesauce, eggs, yogurt, coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
- In another bowl combine baking powder and flour.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Fold in 1/2 cup pepitas and raisins.
- Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish, or in my case a smaller rectangular baking dish, with cooking spray.
- Pour in batter and sprinkle with remaining pepitas.
- Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Calories: 366kcal, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 10 Saturated fatty acids: 7.51g Monounsaturated fatty acids: 2.79g Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 3.09g Total fat: 13.38g Calories from fat: 120 Cholesterol: 27mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 55.62g Total dietary fiber: 4.09g Protein: 9.59g
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