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  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2¼ cups whole-wheat pastry flour (divided)
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter (cold)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup maple sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon low-fat buttermilk (1 percent)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Granny Smith apples (peeled and diced )
  • ½ cup walnuts (chopped and toasted)

Apple-Walnut Coffee Cake

Staff | Delicious Living
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 65 mins
  • Serves: 16 people
  • Calories per serving: 239

This staff favorite makes a yummy treat for festive brunches. Guests and family will never guess that this decadent indulgence contains much less butter and sugar than a typical coffee cake.

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚. Line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Butter pan sides and top of parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cinnamon, and ¼ cup flour. Cut in ¼ cup cold butter until mixture becomes crumbly and resembles a streusel topping. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. In a large bowl, use a mixer to cream together ½ cup room-temperature butter and maple sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated. Beat in buttermilk and vanilla. Sift remaining 2 cups flour, baking soda, and salt into egg-butter mixture. Mix until just combined.
  4. Fold in apples and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with streusel topping. Bake for 50–55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool before releasing from pan.

PER SERVING: 239 cal, 11g fat (3g mono, 2g poly, 6 sat), 49mg chol, 4g protein, 30g carb, 3g fiber, 121mg sodium


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