Skinny Mini Coffee Cake [single serving recipe]

Sometimes Often times, I let me sweet tooth get the better of me. Of course this usually happens after I try to be good by making myself a nice, healthy dinner.  I’ll get this intense craving for ice cream, cake or cookies. It’s almost as if my subconscious makes room for my sweet splurge by choosing a healthier meal, cancelling out my efforts every time! DARN IT.  I guess the least I can do at that point is make my splurge as guilt-less as possible.  This happened last week when I had a craving for some good old fashion coffee cake.  You know the sweet, fluffy kind with the yummy crumbly top…yum.  So I searched the web for a healthier coffee cake option, and came across a great one.  The entire recipe rings in at just under 240 calories, and it more than satisfies my craving, no post-splurge guilt here!

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Skinny Mini Coffee Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS [for the batter]

3 tbsp flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/16 tsp salt

1 Stevia packet

1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp water

2 tsp melted butter

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

INGREDIENTS [for the streusel]

1/8 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp melted butter

tiny, tiny pinch salt

1 tsp chopped pecans (or walnuts)

METHOD

Preheat to 330 F. Combine dry better ingredients in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients and mix well. In a separate small bowl, combine all of the streusel ingredients. Fill a greased muffin tin (or small ramekin) 1/2 way with the batter.  Sprinkle two-thirds of the streusel on top, then spoon the remaining batter over the streusel. Last, sprinkle the rest of the streusel on top. Cook 12-13 minutes in the oven.

You can cook this in a microwave too.  Simply pour ingredients into a coffee mug or ramekin (in same method as above), then microwave for approx. 1 minute.

Here’s how my Skinny Mini Coffee cake turned out.  Check out that fluffy, melty deliciousness….mmmmmm…..

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2 responses to “Skinny Mini Coffee Cake [single serving recipe]

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