Pecan Coffee Cake Recipe

Serve this low fat coffee cake for breakfast or dessert. Egg white, low calorie margarine and pecans provide healthy fats your body needs to function.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 2 tsp for topping
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 7 Tbsp reduced calorie, trans fat free margarine
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, plus 1 Tbsp for topping
  • 1 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Add margarine and whisk until coarse crumbs form. Stir in 1/3 cup of pecans.
  3. In another bowl, combine yogurt, egg yolk and vanilla. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture and stir together until a soft dough forms.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, gently knead the dough 6 to 8 times and pat into a 9-inch circle. Transfer dough to baking sheet.
  5. In a small bowl, beat egg white and water. Brush over dough and sprinkle cinnamon, remaining 2 teaspoons sugar and remaining 1 tablespoon pecans over the top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
234
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    6g
    9%
  • Saturated Fat
    1g
    5%
  • Cholesterol
    18mg
    6%
  • Sodium
    188mg
    8%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    39g
    13%
  • Dietary Fiber
    1g
    4%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    5g
    10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.