Secretly Healthy Coffee Ring

(8 servings)

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans- divided
  • 1 and 1/3 cups sugar - divided
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 eggs - slightly beaten
  • 1 and 1/2 cups low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Kellogg's All-Bran Original cereal (crushed to 1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup dried cherries - coarsely chopped (or other dried fruit such as dates or raisins)
1. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the pecans, in 10-inch fluted tube pan generously coated with cooking spray. In small bowl stir together remaining 1/2 cup pecans, 1/3 cup of the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

2. In medium bowl stir together eggs, yogurt, Kellogg's All-Bran Original cereal and vanilla. Let stand for 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in large bowl stir together flour, remaining 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir 1 cup of the batter into cinnamon mixture. Fold cherries into remaining batter.

4. Spoon half of cherry batter into pan. Dollop cinnamon mixture on top. Gently spread remaining cherry batter over cinnamon mixture. Bake at 325 degrees F for 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm.

The secret ingredient is All Bran cereal that's crushed and mixed into the batter. Dried cherries give this coffee cake a unique flavor.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank mrbreakfast_lvr for this recipe.

Recipe number 2567. Submitted 6/18/2009.