My Mom loved to cook and she was very good at it. I got my love of cooking from her. She tells me her mother was a good cook too. When I was a little girl, I remember my Italian grandmother making pasta from scratch. In addition to my Mom’s recipe box she had two cloth-bound journals in which she wrote and taped clipped recipes plus a few folders full of more recipes that were hand written. Some she made, many she didn’t. I don’t remember her making this cinnamon pecan swirl coffee cake. I’m always looking for quick and easy coffee cake recipes to have on hand for busy mornings.
The topping on this coffee cake is sweet and and gets the crunch from the cinnamon sugar and pecans. Don’t swirl all of cinnamon mixture so you have some of that crunch on top. If you love fantastic toppings on bread and muffins check out my apple praline bread, jumbo pumpkin spice muffins with streusel topping or cinnamon nut coffee ring. All are company worthy so why not put on a pot of coffee and invite a friend over.