Apple-cranberry coffee cake

7
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
You won't be able to get enough of this delicious coffee cake. It's the perfect thing to make after a trip to the apple orchard. We call for fresh or frozen cranberries, but you can use whatever type of berry you have on hand. And if you prefer a sweeter taste, use Golden Delicious apples; if you like a little more tartness, use Granny Smiths. Of course, no coffee cake would be complete without a delicious coating of cinnamon sugar on top. We do recommend waiting for at least 6 hours before slicing to let everything set. Feel free to make it at night so you can have a bite first thing in the morning to start your day off right.

Ingredients

sugar

¾ cup(s)

ground cinnamon

1½ tsp

all-purpose flour

2 cup(s)

baking powder

2 tsp

baking soda

1 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

Plain fat free yogurt

1 cup(s)

canola oil

¼ cup(s)

egg(s)

1 large

vanilla extract

1½ tsp

fresh apple(s)

2 medium, Granny Smith or Golden Delicious, peeled, cored, and cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)

fresh cranberries

½ cup(s), or forzen, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Stir together 2 tablespoons of the sugar and 1⁄2 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a cup; set aside.
  3. Whisk together the flour, the remaining sugar, the baking powder, baking soda, the remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and the salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the yogurt, oil, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add the yogurt mixture, apples, and cranberries to the flour mixture; stir just until blended.
  4. Spoon the batter into the pan; spread evenly. Sprinkle evenly with the reserved cinnamon sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 – 35 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a rack. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at least 6 hours before slicing for the neatest slices. Yields 1⁄12 of cake per serving.

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