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Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

When I had the first bite  of a Honey Crisp apple I knew fall was here and it was time for Apple Cake.  This is a recipe I made combining several recipes.   This cake is glycemic friendly since it is made with whole wheat flour that I milled.  I only used honey and sucanat (dried honey crystals) to sweeten.   I made the recipe up as I went so you never know how that is going to go.  But, what the heck I can always say “it is the best I ever made” since it was the first time I made it.  I served it to our small group that meets at our home. They loved it and even had seconds.  They are my tasters and I can trust them to give me an honest opinion.  The cake is healthy since the flour is 100% whole wheat because I milled it using soft white wheat grains.  If you are watching your blood sugars eating whole grains slows down the absorption rate into your blood stream so this cake would be absorbed very slowly not causing  a spike in your blood sugar like white flour does.  Of course, you can use white flour if you prefer.  Since I live with a diabetic and I have eaten low glycemic for 15 years plus I am always looking for recipes that are slowly absorbed into the blood stream.   Once you start using whole wheat especially wheat that you grind you will never want to go back to white flour.  It will taste pasty and flat.  I do admit it take a little getting use to the rich, wholesome flavor of whole wheat but worth the effort.  I hope you enjoy this Fall Apple Streusel Coffee Cake.

Whole Soft White Wheat before and after milling into flour.

Whole Soft White Wheat before and after milling into flour.







Apple Streusel Coffee Cake
A delicious coffee cake made with whole wheat flour and sucanat
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  1. 4 cups plain whole wheat pastry flour( King Arthur) (I used soft white wheat that I milled)
  2. 2 tbs. baking powder
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  5. 2 cup milk ( I used 2%)
  6. 1 cup olive oil
  7. 1/2 cup honey
  8. 4 cups apples, peeled and sliced thin ( I used granny smiths)
  9. For the Topping
  10. 1 1/2 cups sucanat
  11. 3 tsp. cinnamon
  12. dash of nutmeg
  13. 6 tbs. butter, melted
  14. 1 cup nuts (optional)
  1. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Make a well in the center.
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil and honey. Stir until well mixed
  4. Arrange apple slices evenly across bottom of greased 13 X 13 pan
  5. Pour batter over apples
For the topping
  1. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done in center.
  3. Shield with foil after 15 minutes of cooking to prevent over browning.
  1. Serve warm with whipped topping. Enjoy!!!
Adapted from From: Bread Beckers
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