Yep! That’s a healthy coffee cake slice right there.
Mmmm coffee cake. Usually piled high with a brown sugar and butter crumble, traditional coffee cake is more of a sugar bomb than well rounded breakfast. How it earned it’s place among the breakfast spread I’m not sure. It should be relegated to late night dessert, given that un-healthified versions boast up to 400 calories and 36 grams of sugar per slice.
Fortunately, I’ve come up with a great alternative. This healthy coffee cake is still cakey and moist, but doesn’t have half the sugar and calories of regular versions. It even comes with a little extra protein to hold you over.
And only 65 calories at that! I baked it in an 8×8 pan and cut it up in to 16 slices, but you could halve it if you wanted a bigger treat.
I’ve been eating this healthy coffee cake every day for breakfast. The whole grains definitely help to hold me over all morning.
- 1½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 packets Stevia in the Raw or Truvia
- 3T egg whites
- ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk (Almond Breeze)
- ⅓ cup coffee
- ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup 0% greek yogurt
- 2 packets Stevia in the Raw or Truvia
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 T oats
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8x8 pan
- Mix together the whole wheat pastry flour, vanilla protein, baking powder, salt, and 4 packets Stevia in the Raw
- In another bowl, whip together the egg whites, coffee, almond milk, applesauce and greek yogurt
- Mix the two bowls together until well combined
- In a small bowl, mix together 2 packets stevia, cinnamon, vanilla, and oats
- Pour half of the coffee cake batter in the 8x8 pan, then sprinkle half of the cinnamon mixture
- Pour the rest of the batter in to the pan and sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon mixture over the top
- Drag a knife through the batter horizontally to marble the cake
- Bake for 25 min
- Remove, let cool and cut in to 16 squares