Healthy and Hearty Apple Coffee Cake [with Video]

Serve up a healthy and hearty Apple Coffee Cake at your next brunch.

This coffee cake is good for your health and will properly fill you and your guests up!

Be sure to check out the rest of our breakfast and brunch recipes, too!

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Healthy and Hearty Apple Coffee Cake (with Video Directions)

This year, before you decide what to prepare for holiday get-togethers, consider the benefits of recipes like this Apple Coffee Cake that follow heart-healthy eating plans.

One such plan, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan, offers benefits for the heart and helps prevent and treat high blood pressure, too.

Developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), DASH takes a flexible, balanced approach to eating that can help boost your health for the long haul.

  • It requires no special foods and instead provides daily and weekly nutritional goals.
  • It can lower two major risk factors for heart disease – high blood pressure and high LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, according to NHLBI-funded research.
  • It can help you lose weight if you follow the plan and increase your physical activity, research shows. 
  • If combined with reductions in salt and sodium, it often provides greater health benefits than the eating plan does alone.

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To learn more and find DASH-friendly recipes, visit nhlbi.nih.gov/DASH.

And a special thanks to The Heart Truth program, part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, for this healthy recipe.

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Healthy and Hearty Apple Coffee Cake

This recipe takes 10 minutes of prep and 40 minutes to bake.

It makes 20 servings total.

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups tart apples, cored, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark raisins
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil 13-by-9-by-2-inch pan.

In large mixing bowl, combine apples with sugar, raisins and pecans; mix well. Let stand 30 minutes.

Stir in oil, vanilla and egg. 

Sift together flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Using about 1/3 of mix at a time, add to apple mixture, stirring just enough to moisten dry ingredients.

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Turn batter into pan. Bake 35-40 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

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Cool cake slightly before serving.

Apple Coffee Cake Video Directions:

Healthy and Hearty Apple Coffee Cake

Healthy and Hearty Apple Coffee Cake

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Serve up a healthy and hearty Apple Coffee Cake at your next brunch. This coffee cake is good for your health and will properly fill you and your guests up!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups tart apples, cored, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark raisins
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil 13-by-9-by-2-inch pan.
    2. In large mixing bowl, combine apples with sugar, raisins and pecans; mix well. Let stand 30 minutes.
    3. Stir in oil, vanilla and egg. 
    4. Sift together flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Using about 1/3 of mix at a time, add to apple mixture, stirring just enough to moisten dry ingredients.
    5. Turn batter into pan. Bake 35-40 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
    6. Cool cake slightly before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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