Sunday, September 21, 2008

Apple Cinnamon Coffeecake

I was planning to have my best friend, her mother and my mother over for Sunday morning coffee and wanted something sweet, not too awful for us, and easy to make. I had pulled this recipe out of Cooking Light over a year ago and thought it high time I try it. I'm glad I did. It's sweet without being overpowering and makes just enough. This one is definitely becoming a staple.

Apple Cinnamon Coffeecake
Source: Cooking Light

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup diced peeled Granny Smith apple (about 1 apple)
Cooking spray

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare cake, lightly spoon 1 1/2 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk, melted butter, vanilla, and egg, stirring with a whisk; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Fold in apple. Pour batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.

To prepare streusel, combine brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle streusel evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack before serving. Serve warm.

Serves: 12

WW Points: 4
Nutritional Information : Calories: 197 (21% from fat) Fat: 4.6g (sat 2.7g,mono 1.2g,poly 0.3g) Protein:2.9g Carbohydrate: 36.7g Fiber: 0.8g Cholesterol: 28mg Sodium: 202mg
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