Pomegranate Apple Coffee Cake

With all of the tempting treats being made this time of year, why not tempt you with one more!? Don’t worry, this treat is actually healthy for you, but shhh, no one has to know!

Remember on our Top 5 Tips to Stay on Track During the Holidays how we mentioned that you could bring your own healthy treat to the family party? Well this is definitely one of those treats! And we are so thankful that Liz from Pumpkin and Peanut Butter is sharing this recipe with us today! Be sure to give her site a visit because she loves to make healthy recipes and is a fitness lover like us! Oh, and guess what? Liz and her husband are also fellow spinners who love to spend their “dates” at the cycling studio too!

Pomegranate Apple Coffee Cake

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
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Ingredients:
-1 1/2 cups rolled oat, finely ground
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-4 tbsp coconut oil, solid but soft
-1/3 cup coconut sugar or maple syrup
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 cup milk
-1 cup peeled and diced apples
-1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

For the streusel:
-2 tbsp coconut oil
-1/2 cup chopped pecans
-3/4 cup old fashioned oats
-1/4 cup coconut sugar or maple syrup
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray (I used coconut oil spray).

In large bowl, combine your dry ingredients: ground oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda. Set aside. In a separate bowl, use a mixer to cream coconut oil and sugar together. Add in the egg, vanilla, and milk and beat for another minute. Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Finally, fold in the diced apples and pomegranate seeds. Pour evenly into loaf pan.

To make the streusel, combine all the streusel ingredients into a small bowl. Use your fingers to mix until the streusel has formed large clumps. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the coffee cake in the pan.

Bake the coffee cake for 50 minutes. Let the cake cool for at least 20 minutes in the pan, then remove from pan to finish cooling.

Enjoy this cake with our CranBurn Royale for the perfect holiday pairing!

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Thanks again to Liz for sharing her lightened up coffee cake recipe! Be sure to check out our holiday cocktail being featured over on her site here!

Want more great recipes while staying on track with your health and fitness goals? Then what are you waiting for? Start today and be on your way to enjoying healthy and delicious foods, workouts, meal plans, and more!

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Happy Holidays!

Holiday Cocktail: The CranBurn Royale

Happy holidays! Today we are bringing you a healthier champagne cocktail that takes seconds to make and can be served with any holiday meal – the CranBurn Royale! Think of this drink as a mix between a mimosa and a poinsettia, without all of the added sugar!

This is also a great drink to make when you just need to unwind and relax! With the hustle and bustle of the season, we always try to remember to make time for ourselves and one another, so remember that you deserve your moment to relax too!

  • Servings: ”2″
  • Difficulty: ”Easy”
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The CranBurn Royale

Ingredients:
-2 Champagne flutes
-Splash of 100% cranberry juice, nothing added (about 1 tablespoon per drink)
-Half of an orange juiced (about 1 teaspoon per drink, can add more if you like the flavor)
-Your favorite Champagne, Prosecco, or Sparkling Cider for topping off
-Fresh cranberries and/or orange peel for garnish (optional)

Directions:
Pour cranberry juice into bottom of champagne flutes.  Squeeze a little orange juice into each flute and then top off with champagne. Garnish with a couple of cranberries or an orange peel.

If you are entertaining and want to spruce the drink up even more, you could freeze the cranberries so they look frost covered and keep your drink cold longer.  You could also make a large batch of this drink in advance and keep in a beverage dispenser or bowl. Enjoy!

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p.s. – we hope you enjoy our Charlie Brown tree in the background! 🙂