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Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

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Moist and crumbly cinnamon pecan coffee cake is easy to make with a buttery cinnamon and pecan streusel topping and maple glaze. The perfect no-fuss breakfast for holiday mornings.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packer Fleischmann’s® RapidRise™ Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Streusel Topping

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • Frosting/Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • Instructions

  • Combine 1 cup flour, dry yeast, sugar and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Combine water and oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F). Add to flour mixture with the egg and vanilla.
  • Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add remaining 1 cup flour. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Using a rubber spatula spritzed with cooking spray, spread dough in greased 8 x 8-inch pan. (Don’t worry if the dough isn’t even or filling the corners.) Cover with towel; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • While dough is rising, prepare Streusel Topping by mixing flour, sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two forks until very crumbly but with small pieces of butter still visible.
  • Sprinkle streusel topping over coffee cake and top with pecans. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  • For frosting, combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and vanilla in a small bowl. Add an additional tablespoon of milk if needed, to get a slightly thin frosting. Drizzle over coffee cake and serve.
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