This Sweet Potato Cinnamon Coffee Cake is tender, scrumptious, and healthified with plenty of sweet potatoes. The cream cheese icing is delectable. Perfect for any weekend breakfast or brunch potluck!
It’s still January. Which means all gyms big and small are packed with resolution-ers. Which means it’s not quite time to fall off the health wagon [yet.] Which means people everywhere are eating wheat berries and chia seeds. Maybe even roasted beet hummus.
I’m not a resolution-er, but I get it. We’re sorta doing all that good stuff throughout the year. But we try to adhere to all things in moderation. Turns out, Grandma was right about that one.
So what’s one to do when it’s a green smoothie type of month but what you really crave is cake for breakfast?
My personal answer is to eat that piece of morning cake and share the rest. Doesn’t hurt to add a bit of healthy into said cake, either.
So when I started having daydreams about this decadent Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake last week, I decided to go with it. This time, with a nutritious punch.
Whole grains were added. And in went the sweet potatoes. [A whopping 2 cups full of sweet potatoes.]
I baked up too many versions of this cake. I tried really hard to make this entirely whole wheat, used honey in place of sugar, and replaced butter with trendy oils…they were all good, but not great. So here we are. Indulgent with a kick of healthy.
Sometimes ya just gotta have the real deal. Like, that’s the glorious butter and brown sugar topping ↑…not claiming this to be diet food by any means. 😇
You technically can skip the brown sugar topping, but it’s what makes the cake. The yum factor would be missing if it weren’t clothed with that melty topping. I’m thinking the sweet potatoes make up for it.
This Sweet Potato Cinnamon Coffee Cake is tender and delicious all on its own, and you don’t need to frost it, but we all know about needs vs. wants.
We settled on our usual cream cheese frosting, which makes this breakfast cake simply irresistible. Plus, it looks way prettier and cakes can be vain.
Here’s to cake for breakfast in January.
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Source: Chew Out Loud
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