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Cinnamon-Sugar Coffee Cake

I’m a big fan of coffee cake, but I wanted to come up with a lighter version. This rendition has less fat and sugar, but it still tastes great. It’s a fabulous addition to breakfast! —Lisa M. Varner, El Paso, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 13x9-in. baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, oil, sugar, honey and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture alternately with yogurt, beating well after each addition.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan. In a small bowl, mix sugars, cinnamon and vanilla until blended. Stir in pecans; sprinkle over batter. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 211 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.
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  • Kit
    Feb 18, 2020

    I doubt ms dolly had non fat Greek yogurt, but that aside....I made this coffee cake because did sounded yummy. I used only regular flour, but other than that went by the recipe. You can’t go wrong with cinnamon and cake, but it was dry fior my taste.