Coffee Cake

There is nothing I love more than cinnamon sugar. I crave snickerdoodles, snickerdoodle bread, cinnamon sugar toast, and when I am feeling fancy – coffee cake. Despite what you might think (based on my love of sweets) I generally try to eat healthy. So naturally adding greek yogurt to this gives it protein and makes it a healthy meal right? But really, the greek yogurt replaces sour cream and works to keep the coffee cake moist. If you don’t have greek yogurt or want to use sour cream instead, go right ahead. I hope you enjoy this recipe and that it becomes a staple in your brunch menu!

Ingredients:

Batter
1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (8oz) plain greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Topping
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat the oven to 325˙.

In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the topping. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). Set aside.

In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then, beat in the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients and beat until just combined. 

Pour half the batter into a greased 13×9 baking pan. Sprinkle half of the topping mixture over the batter. Add the remaining batter, then top with the remaining topping.

Bake at 325 for 40-45minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

ENJOY!!

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Snickerdoodle Bread

There are few things I love more in this world than cinnamon sugar. I would have cinnamon sugar on my toast and popcorn everyday if I could. This is probably why snickerdoodles are my cookie EVER. My grandmother knows me all too well and gave me this recipe since she knows my obsession with cinnamon sugar. This recipe was originally my Aunt Tina’s, and I am so glad it exists. My mouth is watering just writing about it. Plus I can smell it baking in the oven right now and the whole house smells delicious.

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
1 t vanilla
2.5 cups flour
2 t baking powder
2 t cinnamon
1 package Hershey’s cinnamon chips
3 T sugar & 3 t cinnamon mixed.

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Typically, you can only find these in the grocery stores around the holidays. However, I have found that Walmarts with full grocery carry these year round at a lower price than the grocery stores.

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Preheat the oven to 350˚. Grease and flour 4 mini loaf pans.

Combine the butter and sugar.

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Add in eggs, vanilla, and sour cream.

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In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 2t cinnamon.

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Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

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Mix in the entire package of cinnamon chips.

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Combine 3T of sugar and 3t of cinnamon.

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Pour batter into 4 mini loaf pans. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake at 350˚ for about 40 minutes.

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Cool completely before removing from pans.

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