Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Easiest & BEST Coffee Cake Known to Man

You can only handle so many bowls of cold cereal every morning before you get sick of bran flakes and Cocoa Puffs. Let me save the day! I present to you my favorite rise-and-shine breakfast: Coffee Cake.

Is this really breakfast? Is it really healthy and filling? Is this really something  you want to eat when you start off your day? I don't know the answer to the first two, but I do know it's super easy and unbelievably good, so yes, you do need this to start your morning.

This recipe came from the family, once again. To be honest, someone probably got it off of the back of a Bisquick box or something and it ended up in the family cookbook. Regardless of where it came from, it's a cherished gem that has been feeding the messy-haired, sleepy-eyed, sometimes grouchy, early morning Crandall risers since at least 1968.

This cake is moist, flavorful, and filling. It is a super easy recipe because it's made up of Bisquick. I highly recommend everyone keep Bisquick mix as a staple in your pantry. You can make so much from it.

You simply just dump the Bisquick, milk, eggs, and sugar in a bowl, mix it up and voila! You're halfway there.

Secondly, you just mix up the topping and sprinkle it on the top. HOW SIMPLE!? You can make it into a cake or portion it out in a muffin tin and make coffee cake muffins for an on the go option!

Fun hint: In the video above it shows me adding flour to the chocolate chips. I do this so that they don't all sink to the very bottom of the cake when I mix them into the batter.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake

2 1/3 cup Bisquick (divided)
1 egg
2/3 cup sugar (divided)
2/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine 2 cups Bisquick, eggs, milk, and 1/3 cup sugar. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9x9 pan. For the topping, combine 1/3 cup Bisquick, 1/3 cup sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in butter. Add nuts to the crumble mixture. Sprinkle on top, and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.