Many moons ago I needed whole wheat flour for a recipe. Maybe it was for a recipe for my bread machine. I’m sure I had no other use for it than making bread at the time. So there sits this five pound bag of flour in my pantry. I began looking for more recipe to use up this flour. I didn’t have to look any farther than the bag itself. This recipe for whole wheat pecan crumb cake was on the back of the package and I knew I needed to make it. That was almost 20 years ago and I’ve made it regularly since then.
Whole wheat flour is not something I use often, but hopefully you can see from the photo how tender this breakfast cake is. This coffee cake has a loose crumb and is very tender. Although I serve it for breakfast, you could serve it for dessert. Because it’s not heavy, it would be a nice light dessert.
Now, one benefit of this recipe is the fact that it makes 2 round coffee cakes. One to eat and one to share or, if you devour them quickly, two to eat. I’ve made this for my co-workers, Mother’s Day brunch, the ladies in the front office at my kids school, breakfast meetings, the first day of school and more. It really is versatile and perfect for any occasion. I will say, all those years ago I was worried about a recipe that only used whole wheat flour. As I mentioned I only used it in bread baking. What did I have to lose other than not using up the entire bag of flour but I’m so glad I did try it all those years ago. I get many compliments on the recipe and people often ask for a copy of it.
So, as Sunday Supper focuses on coffee this week, I share my recipe for my family’s favorite “side” to a cup of joe, or glass of milk in the case of my children. A great big thank you to Wendy Hammond of Wholistic Woman for hosting the event.
- Bulletproof Coffee My Way by Monica’s Table
- Caramel Turtle Mocha Frappe by The Weekend Gourmet
- Chocolate Chip Mocha Smoothie by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Latte by Meal Planning Magic
- Apple Crumb Coffee Cake by Dessert Geek
- Banana Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake by The Freshman Cook
- Cappuccino Overnight Oats by Pies and Plots
- Cardamom-Crumb Coffee Cake by Wholistic Woman
- Cinnamon Coffee Cake (Kaffee Kuchen) by Palatable Pastime
- Coconut & Coffee Gluten Free Scones by Caroline’s Cooking
- Coffee and Cream Cinnamon Buns by Cooking With Carlee
- Maple-Coffee Breakfast Sausage by Cricket’s Confections
- Pumpkin Coffee Cake by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Breakfast Bites by Beauty and the Beets
- Whole Wheat Pecan Crumb Cake by Family Around The Table
- Best Coffee Frosting by My World Simplified
- Bittersweet Cremeux with Coffee Caramel and Bourbon Cream by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Chocolate Chip Mocha Brownies by Crazed Mom
- Chocolate Coffee Nut Bark by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Coffee Toffee Crunch Cookies by Family Foodie
- Coffee Vanilla Ice Cream Pie by Moore or Less Cooking
- Cold Brew Affogato by Helpful Homemade
- Dark Chocolate Espresso Torte with Strawberry Coulis by Gourmet Everyday
- Eiskaffee (German Coffee with Ice Cream) by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Espresso Brownie Cupcake Sundaes by A Mind Full Mom
- Mocha Cake with Mocha Rum Icing by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Mocha Layer Cake by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Mocha Panna Cotta with Mascarpone Cream by The Crumby Cupcake
- NCR Cookies by Girl Abroad
- No Bake Mocha Cheesecake by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Polish Black Cake with Whipped Mocha frosting by Hardly A Goddess
- Sweet Cream Affogato by The Redhead Baker
- Coffee and Garlic Rubbed Pork Chops by Casa de Crews
- Java Dry Spice Rub Chops by Sunday Supper Movement
- Salmon-Mandarin Salad with Asian Vinaigrette & Coffee Dressing by Asian In America
- Sticky Coffee Chicken by Food Lust People Love
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