Found several coffee cake recipes calling for yogurt instead of milk. Now, let me go back on what I said a few sentences ago... I always am interested in 'healthy recipes' as long as taste isn't compromised, especially when it comes to sweets. I was on a mission to create something delicious and somewhat healthy.
I started to think about substitutions and thought of coconut oil versus butter. I usually make desserts with the multi-grain flour from Trader Joe's, which I love! I also thought of agave instead of sugar, but I was afraid because in my experience, it's never the same. So I gave it a shot and I am very happy with the results: healthy enough to make me not feel guilty and good enough to make my hubby happy. I was not going to be left with a whole pan of cake for myself, like all the other times I tried making "healthy sweets" for him. This coffee cake is moist and the coconut oil gives it a really nice flavor. If my addicted-to-sugar husband approves of it, it's good enough to post! here you go...
1 cup of plain yogurt
2 1/2 cups of multi-grain & baking pancake mix from Trader Joe's
3/4 cup of virgin coconut oil
1 large egg
1/2 cup of sugar (or more if sweeter is desired)
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
for topping: brown sugar and cinnamon mix.
Preheat over to 350°F. Grease loaf baking pan with coconut oil.
Mix Coconut oil and sugar until smooth. Next, beat in egg, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and yogurt together. Add in flour and mix until smooth. Pour into pan and sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon mix on top. Bake for about 45-50 mins.