Sinless Sour Cream Coffee Cake - An old family recipe made a little healthier.
So I couldn't wait to share this with all y'all but held out until reveal day that I am now a proud member of the Recipe Redux crew! Recipe Redux is the first and only recipe challenge founded by Registered Dietitians with the focus on making delicious recipes better for you. AKA the idea behind the whole Sinful Nutrition site! It'd be just plain silly not to join in on this fun.
Treasured Cookware – Share a story of classic cookware – and a healthy recipe to go with it. Some of us will be celebrating Mother’s Day next month (May 11,) but it’s more than once a year that many of us cook with a pan, a wooden spoon or another piece of cookware passed on to us from the kitchens of our favorite relatives. Let’s see what you can cook up with your treasured kitchen tool!
If you're a sucker for tradition and family like I am especially in the kitchen, you probably have a pan or bowl or some piece of cookware that has been passed down to you from Great Grandma Betty or your Great Aunt Bev with their heart, soul, and cooking finesse baked in.
I have quite the collection growing of family heirlooms and recipes, but the one I settled on is near and dear to my heart.
As a birthday gift a few years back, one of my Aunt's passed on my Great Grandmother's recipe box chock full of handwritten recipes, magazine cut outs, and years of spills, crumbs, and love stained on their yellow pages.
Recipes specifying Wesson oil or Pillsbury flour. Spoonfuls or dashes of that. Not as structured and written out as today's recipes. And that's what makes them so special. And probably the reason no one was able to make it just like it's creator, who never truly revealed the secret to it's perfection.
After countless page flips and contemplation I settled on a recipe for Sour Cream Coffee Cake. This dates back to the kitchen of my Great Grandmother Helen. A classic, but equally scrumptious cake that goes down as easily as a cup of coffee on Sunday morning.
My take on it turned out to be more of a spice cake in flavor, but still captured the feel of the original. I swapped the white flour for a combo of oat flour and white whole wheat, sour cream for Greek yogurt, and half the butter for applesauce. I'm sure Helen is looking down and wondering what the heck Greek yogurt is and why it is in her coffee cake right about now.Print
I kept this cake in the fridge because of the yogurt in the glaze, but if you don't add the glaze it would be fine without refrigeration. I actually think the flavor got better as it cooled and paired perfectly with a piping cup of coffee.
Make it a great day!
Do you own any family heirlooms?
What's your favorite family recipe?