Ever since I met the coffee cake at Starbucks a long, long time ago, I have been a fan. Sweet, but not too sweet and moist and delicious. I love everything about it. A few months ago, when I was about to hit up the drive-thru Starbucks for a taste of that sweet delight, I made an instantaneous decision that changed my life forever. I swerved out of the drive-thru entrance and decided I would make one of my own.
I found this Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake from Joyful Healthy Eats and I haven’t looked back. My taste-testing team (AKA my family) has crowned this the best dessert I’ve made thus far.
Here are the ingredients and you can get the full recipe by visiting Joyful Healthy Eats.
- 2½ cups of all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat)
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- ¾ cup of sugar
- ¾ cup of canola or vegetable oil (I used olive oil because it was all I had)
- 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ¾ cup of milk
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup of pumpkin puree
- 1 cup of finely chopped pecans (I used walnuts – all I had)
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- I also added dark chocolate chips, because I pretty much add them to anything
I have deemed this recipe thrifty because it has saved me from many a trip to Starbucks (or any coffee house for that matter), which has saved me a lot of money. I also had all the ingredients at my house (yes, I always have pumpkin puree, I don’t care what season we are in) so it was free for me to make.
I do want to look for a spring/summer inspired coffee cake recipe, but for now…this one is perfect. Especially warmed up the next day and served with a cup of coffee.
And…yes. I officially have matching dishes. I’m a grown-up now.
Do you have any good coffee cake recipes? Anything that saves you from a trip to the coffee house/bakery? Share in the comments and connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest!
Stay thrifty, my friends.