You’ll savor every bite of this luscious-soft pumpkin coffee cake that’s loaded with gooey chocolate chips and topped with a crunchy granola streusel!
Yes, I am aware that it tomorrow is the last day of November. Yes, I am aware that I am probably breaking a major food-blogging rule with this coffee cake today.
But you know what? I don’t care that pumpkin season is “officially” over and now it’s time to start cranking out the eggnog and gingerbread (stay tuned) I just have to share one last pumpkin recipe with y’all before it’s time to say goodbye to Miss Libby’s for the year.
And it’s hum-dinger of one. We’re going outta pumpkin season with a BANG.
‘Kay. Now that I’ve got you all convinced let’s move on to the good stuff, shall we?
I sure hope you brought your appetite today, guys. This coffee cake….I think it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed.
Super-duper soft and moist pumpkin-spice coffee cake base? Check.
Gooey chocolate inside? Check.
Crunchy granola streusel? Check
Yet even MORE gooey chocolate on top? CHECK.
Yes, putting your fat pants on would probably be wise choice.
Speaking of fat pants, how was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Believe it or not, my mom actually let ME handle the turkeys this year. (yes, that’s plural–we had two) I was super-nervous, and I literally probably checked and basted them about 2.5 million times throughout the day, but for my first year, I think I actually did pretty good! When my grandma was carving it, she kept saying “Oh, this is going to be so moist and juicy! Look! It’s just falling off the bone!”
FIST PUMP. (!!!)
I ate too much turkey and one too many helpings of my mom’s stellar cornbread stuffing, per the usual…but man, oh man guys….the food was amazing and the company was even better. ♥
Don’t even get me started on the pie.
I figure I’ll just burn off those extra calories anyway, since tomorrow we’re leaving for a 3-day family trip the Kalahari Waterpark (indoor!!) Resort. We’re meeting up with my grandparents, my uncle, my older brother and his family, AND my older sister and her family, including her brand new-ish baby that I haven’t even met yet!! (can’t wait for those baby snuggles–!!!)
Yeah, so just a forewarning: Be prepared for IG to blow up with Auntie Sarah/Baby Kaylee photos. ♥
Putting aside baby goo-gooing for a a minute to talk about this coffee cake again. Which I’m preeeetty sure is the real reason y’all are here. *wink*
Um, guys. I’m almost embarrassed to admit how many times I’ve been making this coffee cake lately. Let’s just say that my morning coffee certainly hasn’t been lonely the past few
Truth is, I haven’t really been using my sharing skills either. I mean, sharing amazing-ness like this is just for suckers, amiright?!
I just love the way the super-crunchy granola topping contrasts with the perfectly soft pumpkin cake-base in this coffee cake. Combined with the gooey chocolate and hoooooly bonkers guys, we’ve got all kinds of awesome textures going on here.
Confession: I’m totally that bratty kinda person who eats a piece of coffee cake and then goes back to the pan to pick all the topping off the rest of the pieces.
Can’t stop, won’t stop. And you wonder why my family calls me Streusel instead of Sarah.
KIDDING. I just made that up. Sort of. Actually, now that I think about it I kinda love that name. From now on, just call me Streusel, m’kay?
I’m gonna try my best to “forget” about any of those post-Thanksgiving/pre-holiday diets that are currently going around.—I just wanna eat this coffee cake all day, every day for the rest of my days. 😀
You should totally join me.
Pumpkin Granola Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/4 cup xylitol or sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips divided
- 1 cup granola
- Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices until combined. In a separate large bowl, whisk pumpkin, egg, sugars, oil, yogurt, buttermilk, and vanilla until smooth. Gently fold flour mixture into liquid mixture, stirring until just combined. (batter will be quite thick) Fold in 3/4 cup chocolate chips.
- Spread batter evenly into prepared pan and smooth top. Sprinkle granola and 1/4 cup remaining chocolate chips evenly over batter. Bake coffee cake at 350F 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick tests done. Cool coffee cake on a wire cooling rack at least 20 minutes before slicing into squares and serving warm.
Alessandra // the foodie teen says
I love that this is super easy – just what I need this weekend! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!
Thanks Alessandra! I had a lovely Thanksgiving and I hope you did as well!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I’m so glad you shared one last pumpkin recipe, Sarah! This coffee cake look out-of-this-world good! I love your creativity, as always! What a fantastic idea to top this moist and delicious cake with pumpkin granola AND lots of chocolate. Amazing! And pinned! Hope you have fun on your family trip and meeting your new niece!
Thanks Gayle!! I was THIS close to not posting this coffee cake, but I’m so glad I did! 😉
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
You are TOTALLY breaking all the food blogging rules with this, but who cares?! There’s streusel. Everyone loves coffee cake!
Hahaha right?! Who cares anyway?—certainly no one with smart tastebuds! LOL. 😀 Thanks so much Ashley!
Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes says
Oh Yum! This looks amazing 🙂 Don’t worry. If I made a coffee cake that looked this good, I wouldn’t share either 🙂
Ha! Thanks Vanessa! 😉
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
The granola and chocolate chips on top are the perfect touch!
Thanks, girly! 🙂
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
With a streusel that amazing, I wouldn’t want to share any of this either! It looks sensational! Your Thanksgiving sounds awesome, have a great time at the waterpark and cuddling your new niece!
Thanks so much Kelly! xoxo
I would definitely take a big piece of this with my morning coffee! I still have some leftover pumpkin that is just begging to be used up. I feel coffee cake is calling my name!
Sounds like you had a great holiday! And enjoy your trip with your family!!
Coffee begs for a sidekick as awesome as this pumpkin coffee cake! You definitely need it in ‘yo life, Ashley! 😀 Thanks girly!
I’m kind of sad to see pumpkin recipes come to an end, and honestly, I don’t really see why they should have to? Pumpkin still lives on for Christmas doesn’t it? This coffee cake is a great way to keep it alive, Sarah — it looks amazing! I haven’t had my fill of pumpkin yet, so I love this coffee cake!
Right?! I am seriously SO sad that pumpkin season is over! They really need to “extend” the season all the way to the end of December. — I still have so many recipes I want to try! 😉
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Sarah you seem to have combined my two favourite loves.. cake and granola! Never seen a recipe like this before and it is all I am craving right now.
This cake sounds perfect for you, Thaila! You definitely need to try it. 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
Love it!!! looks amazing Sarah, my favorite part has to be the streusel… going to miss the pumpkin season so thanks for sharing this recipe..probably one of the last few on the blogging world…
Aww thanks so much, Manali! You’re definitely not the only one who’s going to miss pumpkin season! 😉
That streusel really does look like the best part. I love, love this coffee cake! Hope you had a great time at the waterpark. That sounds like a blast! What a great thing to be able to do this time of year.
Thanks so much, Christin! xoxo
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
This granola coffee cake sounds amazing! I’ll get my fat pants ready right away, haha!
Haha! This coffee cake should seriously come with a warning label for that exact reason. 😀
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
I would definitely not share this coffee cake!! It looks soooo good! I love pumpkin and chocolate together and the streusel looks amazing, too!! 🙂
Haha! Sharing coffee cake is for suckers I say! 😉 LOL. Thanks Jess!
Ihjaz Ahmad says
Oh my goodness, chocolate chip coffee Cake looks delicious! I’m definitely making this! thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Ihjaz! I hope you like this coffee cake!