Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pancake mix honey raisin coffee cake

I've been lounging lately.  The weather is cold, damp and bitter, so like a squirrel I nibble, snack, and hibernate.  After eating MOST of my party leftovers, I was digging deep to see what I could make today.  I looked in my pantry and noticed the pancake mix that has been there a while.  Not too long, but enough. Today's the day Mr. Pancake mix.  So, I racked my brain to come up with something, racking my brain is not that hard I must say, it's very spacious and roomy... So, I had another AHA moment.

 This was in my pantry and fridge.  (Oh yes I bought eggs...)

Today's Recipe Pancake Mix Honey Raisin Coffee Cake

This recipe doesn't have nuts in it.  You may add nuts to the topping glaze if you want.

  • 2 cups pancake mix  ( I have the store brand)
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 6 TBSP Butter (4 TBSP melted for batter, 2 for topping)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (divided) 1/4 for batter, 1/4 for topping
  • raisins ( I had about 1/4 cup leftover but you could cut up an apple or put in nuts)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup honey
  •  1/2 tsp Baking soda...(I realized it's pictured but you don't need's in the mix)
  • 1 TBSP Cinnamon sugar  or 1 tsp cinnamon plus 1 tsp sugar. (for topping)

In large bowl mix pancake mix, 1/4 cup brown sugar, raisins, stir, then add 2 eggs, 1 cup yogurt, melted butter, vanilla, honey.  Mix well.  Grease your pan (8 x 8 would be perfect) and pour in mixture.

To make topping:

Melt 2 TBSP butter in sauce pan and add 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 TBSP cinnamon sugar.
Mix well until melted and starting to not scorch.

Pour over cake batter and put in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

  I love the smell of cinnamon!  Beep Beep... it's done!  Here it is... all golden and delicious.

Time for me to try it!  Well, it's just scrumptious.  Light and fluffy.  ( I omitted lots of fat, most of the time coffee cake uses a lot of butter... I used half the amount.  Also, I saved about 1/2 cup of sugar in this recipe... I really don't know how many calories I saved but it's a lot.  

Remember, you can use what you have to create tasty and delicious dishes.   I did it with this coffee cake.  Take it to the next get together and let me know how it goes over!


  1. that looks so good I love anything that has cinnamon in it!

    1. It was really delicious, next time I will double the glaze and add pecans! Since it's WALNUTS I can't eat... but pecans I can... (SINCE I SCARFED down your cake, which btw was the best chocolate cake I had in a very very long joke!


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