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Healthy Buttermilk Coffee Cake

We had company from out of town this weekend.  I love having company, especially when it is dear, dear friends who are coming to visit.  I have a post on “anti-procrastination” coming up, where I will talk more about our company, as I think everyone should meet them-yes, they are THAT great.

While they were here, I made coffee cake.

Our friends are coffee snobs, so I knew I would need coffee cake to go with our coffee snobbery.  I left it up to them to make the coffee, and boy was it GOOD, they know coffee!
I made the coffee cake, and was really happy with it! I had never made it before, and it was on the healthy side, so I was not sure how it would turn out.  I knew if it bombed, I would still be loved, because coffee is the only thing they are snobby about. 🙂

I found the recipe at Passionate Homemaking.  It uses many wholesome ingredients including buttermilk, and if you read this blog regularly, you know I have a thing for buttermilk.  It is part of my every week shopping trip, it is great for the gut and cheap!  You can read more about the benefits of buttermilk here. (scroll down when you get to the post)

Healthy Buttermilk Coffee Cake

2 1/4 cup flour (I used 11/4 cups whole wheat flour & 1 cup white flour)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup rapadura (or sucanant  (whole cane sugar))
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup walnuts, optional (I left these out)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
Combine flour, salt, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon into a large bowl. Add sweeteners and oils. Mix till well blended. Take out 3/4 cup for topping and add chopped nuts, and 1 tsp. cinnamon and mix. Set aside. To the original batter, add soda, baking powder, egg and buttermilk. DO NOT OVERMIX. If you do so, it will not rise well. Place in oiled 8×8 pan or pie pan. Sprinkle topping. Bake at 300 degrees for approx. 45 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. (I had to bake mine for about 55-60 minutes)

My friends liked it, my kids liked it, and it complimented our coffee just perfectly.  I will for sure be making this again!  Thanks for the recipe, Lindsey at Passionate Homemaking!

This post linked to:
Made By You Monday @ Skip To My Lou
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Mouth Watering Monday @ A Southern Fairytale
Tasty Tuesdays @ Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Tuesdays At The Table @ All The Small Stuff
Foodie Friday @ Designs By Gollum
Real Food Wednesdays @ Kelly The Kitchen Kop

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  • Ladynred
    February 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Looks wonderful and yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • heartnsoulcooking
    February 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm

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  • Amy
    February 16, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I had no idea I had so many fellow buttermilk lovers!

    Donalyn -you are right, it does add such richness, AND I was honored to submit the photo to DessertStalking!

    Mum in Bloom-I buy my coconut oil on Amazon. There is a link to the one I buy on my sidebar, I just got some more in the mail 2 days ago and love it. Here is a post about rapadura…it is whole cane sugar, you can get it at most whole foods stores.
    Hope this helps!

    Anonymous-I saved your day, you made mine.

    Thanks for the comments everyone…I love ’em!

  • Destri {The Mother Huddle}
    February 16, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Oh that looks soooooo good! Not in the least bit healthy looking! Yumm!

  • Donalyn
    February 16, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I know a certain website [cough – DessertStalking – cough] that would take this photo if it were to be submitted. Just sayin’ 🙂

    Buttermilk is one of my favorite ingredients too – more because of the richness it adds without adding a lot of calories – makes the best mashed potatoes ever!

  • Mrs. P.
    February 16, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    YUM…I love baking with buttermilk and this looks terrific! Thanks for sharing 🙂


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    February 16, 2010 at 2:43 am

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    February 16, 2010 at 4:11 am

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  • rachel
    February 16, 2010 at 2:24 am

    I ADORE buttermilk and this recipe sounds delightful!!

  • Mum in Bloom
    February 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    This looks delicious. Question – what is rapadura and where do you buy it? Where do you buy your coconut oil? Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  • Allison
    February 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    This sounds really good, and the photo is great. I’ll have to make this the next time my in-laws visit.

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