Whole Wheat Yogurt Coffee Cake

coffee cake

Whenever I have people over to my house, I make banana bread or coffee cake or some sort of sweet treat. I also make loaves of goodness when I go visit friends, when there’s a potluck, or I know someone is stopping by-even for a minute.

This infuriates my husband.

He walks into the house to the sweet smell of baked goods and it’s never for him!

The kids aren’t too happy about it either.

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So I decided to make something just for the family. I had just finished making my double cherry jam (sweetened only with honey) and needed a vessel to eat it other than toast. I wanted to make a coffee cake…mostly because when you say it’s “coffee cake”, it seems to give you permission to eat it in the morning, or afternoon, as if you’re actually going to have it with a cup of coffee.

In my house, it’s simply scarfed down as quickly as its made. Scratch that, FASTER than it’s made.

This coffee cake is really simple to make, contains greek yogurt, chia seeds, and no refined sugar. The jam is optional but the tanginess of my jam made with sour cherries really compliments the subtle sweetness of this cake. You could remove it completely or use any jam you have in your fridge.

coffee cake

Make this and make your family happy.

Your house will smell amazing and you will be the most popular person in your house.

Actually, that may not be true. Nana is visiting this summer so I’m pretty much chopped liver right now (and that’s ok).

This will keep for a week, all wrapped up in the fridge. But let’s be honest. It’s not going to last that long.

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Also-it’s nut free so safe to pack up in camp lunches-always a bonus.

Make it and let me know how you like it!

coffee cake
Whole Wheat Yogurt Coffee Cake
Print Recipe
Coffee cake so good, your family will forget that you almost never bake for them.
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
coffee cake
Whole Wheat Yogurt Coffee Cake
Print Recipe
Coffee cake so good, your family will forget that you almost never bake for them.
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: loaf
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, mix together coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar, greek yogurt, eggs, chia seeds, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  5. Add all at once to dry ingredients and combine. Do not over mix.
  6. Add half the batter to the loaf pan and spread evenly.
  7. Add jam on top of batter and spread to edges as best you can. It's ok if it's spotty.
  8. Top with remaining batter and place in oven.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes or until brown and crispy on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  10. Let rest on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!
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