Since this is a holiday, I decided to treat my husband to coffee cake with his coffee this morning.
If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’m always trying to keep the calorie count light, and use up ingredients I already have in the pantry.
In this case, I had frozen Costco berries that had to be used very soon. I adapted this Apple Streusel Coffee Cake recipe from Recessionipes website, using the berries instead of apples. If you decide to use berries, be sure to dust them with flour first, or they will make your cake gummy.
- 1 1/2 cups flour total, equal parts white and whole wheat, sifted*, then measured
- 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening, melted
- 1 1/2 cups chopped apples (I used Costco's frozen mixed berries)
- For the streusel topping
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour total, equal parts white and whole wheat
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Sift flour together with other dry ingredients.
- Beat the egg, then add the milk and melted shortening.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry then add the raw apples and mix well.
- Pour the batter into a well-greased 8-inch square pan.
- To make the streusel, stir together the dry ingredients, then cut in butter using a pastry blender until it forms pea-sized pieces with the dry ingredients.
- Finish combining with your fingertips until you have small clumps.
- Sprinkle topping over the batter. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Total Fat 5.2 g
Sodium 160.0 mg
Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 12.5 g
Protein 2.4 g
Weight Watchers Points 3