Healthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Find healthy, delicious coffee cake recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel

Rating: 4 stars
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This fresh peach coffee cake with pecan streusel would be lovely for a summertime brunch or afternoon tea. A combination of Greek yogurt and buttermilk in the batter makes for a moist and tender cake, and swapping out all-purpose flour for white whole-wheat flour ups the nutritional value without affecting the taste or texture of this delicious coffee cake.

Mocha Coffee Cake

A sweet topping of cocoa powder and cinnamon is baked right into this delicious mocha coffee cake.

Cinnamon Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 5 stars
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Here we take all the warm, delicious flavors of cinnamon buns and roll them into a cake smothered with a sweet cream cheese frosting. It's best enjoyed fresh out of the oven.

Apple-Date Cake

Rating: 4 stars
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Stir up a quick cake featuring dates, pecans, and apples for a sweet treat.

Apple Coffee Cake

Rating: 5 stars
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Apples lend their sweet-tart flavor to this warm and comforting apple coffee cake. The nutty oat and pecan filling in the middle of the cake also acts as a crispy topping that's drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze.

Pineapple Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.18 stars
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Nonfat plain yogurt stands in for sour cream to add moisture and tenderness to this lightened-up pineapple coffee cake. Best of all, you can mix the batter and have this wholesome breakfast treat in the oven in under 15 minutes--that's healthy in a hurry.

Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake

For an easy and delicious breakfast, prepare this coffee cake the night before then bake for 30 minutes in the morning.

Upside-Down Cinnamon-Pecan Coffee Cake

Rating: 2 stars
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Layering the ingredients in this coffee cake recipe right into the pan lets you skip the steps of making the batter and the nut topping separately. To make this healthy one-bowl dessert so it can be served like pull-apart rolls, dollop 16 equal portions of batter over the nuts. If you don't want to fuss with that, dollop the batter on top however you like.

Pecan-Berry Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.33 stars
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This scrumptious coffee cake recipe has a crumbly pecan topping and is speckled with blueberries or raspberries. You'll never guess there's apple in the berry coffee cake: it replaces some of the butter found in most coffee cakes and adds a decidedly sweet taste and moist crumb. This is a great recipe to serve at brunch and can be made the day before.

Coffee-Chocolate Marble Cake

Using a light coffee drizzle in place of frosting adds flavor and moistness to this carb-trimmed cake recipe yet keeps the fat and calories in check.

Gluten-Free Crumb Cake

Rating: 5 stars
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Have your coffee cake and eat it too with this easy gluten-free recipe that tastes just like the real thing. The addition of yogurt and diced apple makes for a wonderfully moist cake with a crumbly topping, perfect for brunch or for a coffee-break treat.

Diabetic Mango Coffee Cake

Whether you serve it for dessert or a brunch, this fruity low-fat coffee cake recipe is a moist, delicious treat.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Cranberry-Apple Coffee Cake

Rating: Unrated
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This coffee cake calls for a tart apple, such as a Granny Smith or a Pippin, combined with cranberries and spices to make a beautiful topping for a delicious treat festive enough for any brunch. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

Crackle-Topped Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Rating: Unrated
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Chunks of rhubarb accent this moist, tender cake. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the batter before baking to create a crisp top.

Apple Cake

Any type of apple will work well in this recipe.