A Healthier Coffee Cake Recipe

Coffee Cake Recipe

As much as I’d love to take credit for this recipe, it’s actually Mom’s recipe that I just had to try!  I took the brave step of buying a 25 lb crate of fresh Washington State peaches and besides freezing them for smoothies, didn’t have a clear idea of what I might do with them. Mom offered me her recipe and I’m telling you from first hand experience, it’s delicious! I’ve made it twice in the past 2 weeks and my kids keep bugging me to make more. This is great for using up fruit that’s about to go overripe.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we have ♥ 

Peaches for Healthier Coffee CakeChop any fresh fruit you’d like to use – I used 3 fresh peaches – and sprinkle fruit with 3 Tbsps of sugar. Cook down until fruit is soft then set aside. 

Sugar and Flour for Fruit Coffee CakeMix all dry ingredients into a large bowl. 

Liquid Ingredients for Coffee CakeMix liquid ingredients and stir until well blended, then combine with dry mixture. 

Cake Batter for Coffee CakePour cake batter into greased and floured pan. I used a cake pan but mom uses 2 loaf pans

Fruit Coffee CakeDot top of batter with fruit mixture. 

Coffee Cake ToppingMix dry ingredients for coffee cake topping then cut butter into dry ingredients with a fork. 

Coffee Cake ToppingDistribute the topping evenly over the top of the fruit and batter. 

Coffee CakeUse a wooden spoon (or your fingers!) to push topping and fruit partially into the batter and bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.

Serve with delicious drink of choice. Eat with fingers for maximum yum factor.


Healthier Coffee Cake
Serves 8
A delicious and moist healthier coffee cake recipe
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
  1. 6 oz container of 0% greek yogurt
  2. 1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  3. 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1 1/2 cup sugar
  7. 2 tsp baking powder
  8. 1 tsp salt
  9. 1/2 cup skim milk
  10. 1/3 cup olive oil
Coffee Cake Topping
  1. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  2. 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  3. 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  4. 1 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/2 cup chilled butter
Fruit Topping
  1. 3 cup of fresh fruit
  2. 3 Tbsp sugar
  1. Chop fresh fruit.
  2. Sprinkle peaches with 3 Tbsp of sugar.
  3. Cook down raw fruit until soft, set aside.
  4. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  5. Add liquid ingredients and stir until blended.
  6. Pour into greased and floured cake pan (or 2 loaf pans).
  7. Dot top of batter with fruit mixture.
  8. Mix coffee cake topping ingredients, cutting butter into other ingredients with a fork.
  9. Evenly distribute coffee cake topping to cover the entire cake.
  10. Using a wooden spoon (or your fingers!), push coffee cake topping and fruit partially down into batter.
  11. Bake at 375 for 45 to 50 minutes.
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  1. says

    My husband and I don’t agree on many desserts – but he likes peaches and I like coffee cake -so I will definitely be trying this!

  2. Barbara Bagley says

    Even I will have to try this. Bet I can freeze what is not eaten,
    after sharing with my neighbor.
    Carli, you and your Mom’s photo’s make everything look so attractive.
    One wants to try out everything you two put on the Blog!

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