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Low-Fat Coffee Crumb Cake Recipe

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Bite it! HG's Coffee Crumb-Yum Cake
HG's Coffee Crumb-Yum Cake

Crumb's the Word!

This cinnamon-spiced coffee cake is an instant classic! Enjoy a piece with a cup o' joe. Or not. Either way, it's AMAZING.

Ingredients:
Crumb Topping
1/4 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
3 tbsp. old-fashioned oats
3 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
2 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)

Cake
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/2 cup club soda
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.

To make the crumb topping, place cereal in a sealable plastic bag. Seal bag, and finely crush cereal with a meat mallet or other heavy utensil. Transfer crumbs to a medium bowl. Add all other topping ingredients to the bowl except butter, and mix well. Add butter, and mash and stir until uniform.

To make the cake, in a large bowl, combine whole-wheat flour, Splenda, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk thoroughly.

In a medium-large bowl, combine egg substitute, club soda, buttermilk, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Whisk until uniform. Add mixture to the large bowl, and whisk until uniform.

Pour cake batter into the baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with crumb topping.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 - 35 minutes.

Let cool for 30 minutes. Slice into squares, and eat!

MAKES 9 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1 square (1/9th of recipe)
Calories: 114
Fat: 1.5g
Sodium: 248mg
Carbs: 21g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 4g

PointsPlus® value 3*

HG Alternative: Swap out the Splenda for the same amount of granulated white sugar, and each serving will have 161 calories, 33.5g carbs, and 18g sugars (PointsPlus® value 4*).

Fight it! Coffee Crumb Cake, Average
Coffee Crumb Cake, Average

That's Crumb-y!

We have a litany of complaints when it comes to conventional coffee crumb cake, and we recently sat down to air our grievances. "The portion size is too small for the calorie count," said one. Another chimed in, "There's not enough fiber." A third exclaimed, "There's too much fat!" The group murmured in agreement as more good points were made. Finally, the most important note of all came up: "It's delicious and just too hard to resist!" That's when we knew we needed to create a coffee crumb cake that addressed our various issues. Well, we're happy to say, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Our cake has a calorie count that's perfectly appropriate for its size (which isn't too shabby, by the way!), it's got an impressive 3g fiber per serving, and the number of fat grams is blissfully low. It's still delicious and hard to resist... That part we couldn't change. But given its guilt-free status, there's no need to resist. Hooray!!!

Serving Size: 1 square
Calories: 378
Fat: 16g
Sodium: 313mg
Carbs: 54g
Fiber: 0.5g
Sugars: 32g
Protein: 4.5g

PointsPlus® value 10*

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