It is approaching the end of apple season and I like to savor a few apple recipes while there are still some fresh apples about from local farms. I hope you enjoy this cinnamon apple coffee cake recipe as much as my family does. I like to make it in the evening and enjoy a slice of fresh apple coffee cake made from scratch on busy school mornings and as an afternoon snack!
Apples begin coming into season in August may last through October and sometimes even into November. Using fruit and vegetables that are in season in your area is a great green choice because it cuts down on transportation and green house gas emissions. Local seasonal produce has the added benefits of being fresher and tastier too. Take advantage of the apple season and enjoy the flavors of fall as you sip hot apple cider and much on this delicious cinnamon apple coffee cake.
Recipe For Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping
Choosing as many organic ingredients as possible is another great way to go green.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40-45 minutes
Yield: 1 coffee cake, serves about 12
2 tablespoons organic butter
2 tablespoons organic flour
5 tablespoons organic brown sugar
2 tablespoon organic oats, ground (use a food processor or coffee grinder)
2 tablespoon organic walnuts, ground (use a food processor or coffee grinder)
Apple Coffee Cake Ingredients
1 cup organic coconut oil or butter
1 cup organic granulated sugar
3 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
2 organic eggs
1 cup of organic apple sauce
2 cups organic all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons of organic cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
1/4 teaspoon cloves (optional)
1/3 cup of white chocolate chips (optional)
1 cup cored, peeled, diced apples
How To Make Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake
Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.
In a small bowl, combine all streusel ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add coconut oil (or butter), and sugar and mix until smooth. Then add vanilla and apple sauce, then mix well. Next, whisk two eggs and add to the large bowl, mixing all ingredients until combined.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and desired spices. You can either stir them or run the mixture through a sifter. Once mixed, combine and beat well. Set aside.
Next, grease a Bundt cake pan.
Sprinkle the streusel mixture across the bottom of the Bundt pan, spreading it out enough to fill the bottom of the small ring. Pour the cake batter into your baking pan on top of the mixture. Then, sprinkle on the white chocolate chips and the diced apples onto the coffee cake batter, pressing down with a spatula so they don’t poke out.
Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes. After 40 minutes, check to see if the top of the cake is browning. You can also insert a toothpick into the cake to see if the toothpick comes out clean (free of coffee cake mixture) indicating the cake is done cooking. Set aside and let cool.
Once cooled, flip the Bundt pan over onto a plate so that the streusel topping is now facing upward, making the top of the cake. Slice into pieces and enjoy!
Printable Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake Recipe
Do you think you will try making this cinnamon apple coffee cake recipe? What are your favorite seasonal fall recipes?