Healthier Apple Coffee Cake

So far I have used 3 apples of my 10+ pound bag of apples to make apple coffee cake. At least I found one tasty use for them so far!

I decided to modify the Emeril recipe for apple coffee cake. I figured I could trust Emeril on making delicious food.

Healthier Apple Coffee Cake Recipe



  • 1/2 stick Earth Balance (about 4Tbsp.)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 small-medium peeled, cored and chopped apples

Crumble Topping:

  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. stevia
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons Earth Balance, softened


1. Preheat the oven to 350, and lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.

2. Mix the wet ingredients thoroughly. Then, separately mix the dry ingredients. Slowly add the wet to the dry ingredients.

3. Fold in the chopped and prepared apples.

4. Pour the mixture into the baking dish. Then, prepare the crumble topping by stirring together until small pea size granules form. Add the crumble topping.

5. Bake about 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

I think this recipe was very tasty for a healthier version because I still used a fat source, and some sugar. I also added a tiny drizzle of honey to the top to add somewhat of a glaze. I would definitely recommend that. Mr Cyclist said it was good, and that it “tastes healthy”. So, I guess it passes the taste test!


  1. says

    OMG, I was looking for a recipe just like this one on Tuesday and could only find REALLY butter-heavy versions, so I went with apple crumble instead. I can’t wait to try this in a couple of days (who am I kidding? More like “tomorrow” because I’m having a serious apple thing right now and that crumble won’t make it past today)…

  2. Brenda says

    Sounds good, love apple anything, but what is Earth Balance?? And where to find this? Like your site! A good find as I must eat healthy, low fat, low cholesterol for my heart. I’m always searching for new things to try. Thanks!

    • says

      Thanks! You can find Earth Balance at most grocery stores. It is an oil-based spread that has the consistency of butter. A little healthier!

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