24 September 2012

Skinny Walnut Coffee Cake

So I like to think I'm getting really good at this Saturday morning breakfast thing! 
If you read my Single-Serve Monkey Bread post you totally know what I'm talking about. 
I mean come on, I cooked TWO Saturday's in a row! And they were both DELICIOUS and skinny! 
Growing up my grandmother's specialties were cooking baked goods. I mean she still makes a mean apple pie that I know I will NEVER be able to master but she doesn't really bake all that much anymore. Although, my dad still gets a apple pie every year for his birthday. Guess you know who her favorite is. 
Anyways, I remember her making coffee cake for me for the first time and I loved it! I couldn't get enough of it. Every time I would go to her house it was the one and only thing I would ask her to make. It's by far my favorite thing she makes and always will be. I mean she's an amazing cook but this was by far the best in my opinion. 
That being said I will admit her recipe isn't the healthiest nor skinny so I knew I wanted to try and create a skinny version of this great recipe I remember eating as a kid. 
Well I did it! I mean the hubs loved it so you know it was a hit in my house! I mean its a freaking cake you eat for breakfast, come on who doesn't get excited knowing that! 
It's very simple and easy to put together. 
This recipe is one recipe I can't wait to make more of. 
Already got a Pumpkin Coffee Cake in the works! 
Mmm, did I mention I love pumpkin and fall! 
And its TOTALLY pumpkin season!!!

Servings: 8
Total time: 35 minutes

§  1 cup whole wheat flour
§  ½ cup all-purpose flour
§  2 teaspoons baking powder
§  ½ teaspoon salt
§  2 egg whites (1/2 cup liquid egg whites)
§  ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
§  ½ cup milk (I used 1%)
§  ½ cup chopped walnuts
§  1/3 cup brown sugar
§  ¼ cup sugar
§  2 teaspoons cinnamon
§  ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1.       Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray nonstick cooking spray in a baking dish. I used my pie pan.
2.       In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
3.       In another bowl whisk together egg whites, applesauce and milk. Add to dry ingredients.
4.       Pour into baking dish.
5.       Combine together brown sugar, sugar, walnuts and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
6.       Sprinkle over batter. Bake for about 25 minutes. 

 Nutritional Information
1/8 piece
Fat: 6g
Carbohydrates: 43g
Protein: 4g
Sodium: 245mg
Also yesterday was our fur baby Truman's 2nd birthday so I wanted to share a picture of our cute little family! Because ya'll know I love sharing my pics!!! 
Oh ANND if you live in the Kansas City or Springfield area and need a photographer! I know the perfect person! Corey is one of my greatest friends AND she takes AMAZING photos! She's been taking pictures of Chris and I since 2009 and I couldn't be more happy each and every time she takes them! Plus Chris likes her taking our pictures which is a BIG deal since he hates getting his picture taken! Really go check out her Facebook page! Corey Brown Photography. She has the perfect holiday package going on right now!


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  2. Love the family photo!! the cake looks fantastic as well!