Let’s get your mouth watering today! How about a nice fluffy, crumbly, moistened, sweet, and enjoyable apple crumb coffee cake recipe. Yes please!
Whether you’re wanting a crumbly, sweet breakfast or fluffy, moist lighter dessert, an apple coffee cake is your solution. I rarely bake with refined sugar and have instead learned to bake with honey, applesauce, bananas, and other naturally sweet ingredients like in my banana muffins. However, for the crumbly topping on this apple coffee cake recipe, I added some brown sugar… coffee cake always needs a little sugar.
I’m a HUGE fan of Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour. It’s the only flour I use. It creates the most light and fluffy baked goods. If you have not tried it, the time is now. You won’t regret it! I look forward to hearing your feedback on this apple crumble cake recipe.
Apple Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup pure honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 and 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
- 2 large apples I used Fuji, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 Tablespoons cold butter cut into small pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 8x8 glass dish by spraying lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
- Meanwhile in a standing mixer or a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at time and mix in between each egg. Add honey and vanilla and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, shift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Alternating between flour mixture and yogurt, slowly mix in the flour and yogurt until combined well. Fold in apples. Pour mixture into prepared glass dish.
- In a small bowl, mix together ingredients of the apple crumb topping and evenly sprinkle over the top of the batter.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Then reduce temperature to 325 degrees F and continue to bake for 15 to 20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.