I feel as through I need to preface something before I share this recipe...to those who are the "type A" precision people this recipe may give you great ANXIETY and UNREST. Most of my cooking is on the fly... "add a dash of this" "stir in enough flour until it looks like a pourable batter" etc etc. I'll try my best... but no promises lol
Without ado...the crumble topping is light and crisp and could serve as a delightful yogurt topping. The cake is lightly sweetened thanks to the mashed banana and organic coconut sugar and the ribbon of cream cheese adds a nice element of texture.
We called this breakfast served with a kefir, greens and berry smoothie but there is no shame eating coffee cake for lunch, dinner, second dinner, desert...you get the picture.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
2 cups organic whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup organic coconut sugar(feel free to add more if desired)
3 t aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 t sea salt
1 drop cinnamon vitality essential oil or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground ginger
1/4 t ground allspice
2 egg alternatives ( I used 1 T chia seeds, 1 T flax meal and 4 T water)
1 banana mashed
2 T butter or coconut oil
1 1/4 ish cups of milk or dairy-free alternative
Cream Cheese Filling
4 oz softended cream cheese
2 T coconut sugar
1/2 cup ish organic quick oats
1/2 cup ish unsweetened coconut flakes
2 T coconut sugar
1 T light olive oil, coconut oil or butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 and butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients. In a small bowl whisk together the sugar and cream cheese. In a additional small bowl, mix together the topping.
Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry(batter should be pourable, think brownie batter or a thicker cake batter, if needed add more flour or milk to adjust). Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking dish. With a spatula, spread the cream cheese mix over the batter, cover with remaining batter and sprinkle topping evenly over everything. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.