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Hungry Girl Today: 11.19.13


HG's Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

The Streus' Is Loose!
Craving something sweet and holiday-ish to go with your morning java? Good thing we're keeping busy in the HG kitchen whipping up stuff like this! This cake is a real crowd-pleaser, too, so make it the next time you're having a few people over!

Crumb Topping
1/4 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
3 tbsp. old-fashioned oats
3 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
2 tbsp. granulated white sugar (or HG Alternative)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)

1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup granulated white sugar (or HG Alternative)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/2 cup club soda
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

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, sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Whisk thoroughly.

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

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

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

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


Serving: 1 piece (1/9th of recipe)
Calories: 166
Fat: 1.5g
Sodium: 255mg
Carbs: 34.5g
Fiber: 3.5g
Sugars: 18g
Protein: 4.5g

PointsPlus® value 4*

HG Alternative: If made with an equal amount of Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated) in place of the granulated white sugar, each serving will have 119 calories, 22g carbs, and 4.5g sugars (PointsPlus® value 3*).

Pumpkin Coffee Cake, Average

Take the Cake… Away.
OK, straight-talk time. At this point in the season, sweet pumpkin temptation has been lurking around every corner for months. Don't cave in to the call of these spiced and sugary treats! Pumpkin coffee cake may sound innocent, but it's typically quite the fattening foe, especially the streusel-topped kind. Too much sugar, flour, butter, and eggs... It all results in undesirable nutritionals. Make room for an HG makeover! Our cake is moist, delicious, and packed with real pumpkin. Plus, it's topped with sweet, crumbly streusel goodness! Oh yeah, it's also guilt-free. So do yourself a favor... ignore the slabs of conventional (fatty) coffee cake. Our swap is totally worth making, chewing, and celebrating!

Serving: 1 piece
Calories: 470
Fat: 23g
Sodium: 365mg
Carbs: 60g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 35g
Protein: 5.5g

PointsPlus® value 13*

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