Einkorn Pumpkin Coffee Cake
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Our einkorn pumpkin coffee cake recipe is for the pumpkin spice errrthang enthusiasts. Topped with cinnamon pecan streusel, you’re going to keep this recipe somewhere handy, so you and the fam can enjoy it on the reg.
What makes this recipe different from your average pumpkin coffee cake? We swapped traditional all-purpose flour for einkorn flour. The natural nuttiness from Einkorn, an ancient grain, practically completes this recipe. If we haven’t convinced you yet, however, try this recipe for pumpkin coffee cake instead.
We believe any flavor of coffee cake is the cat’s pajamas. If you’re like us, try our tropical pineapple, decadent cream cheese and classic blueberry coffee cakes, too!
Einkorn Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe with Pecans
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups all-purpose einkorn flour, 9 oz
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup pureed pumpkin, canned or fresh
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose einkorn flour, 1.5 oz
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp salt
- powdered sugar, for sprinkling
- Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time, mixing each egg in completely before adding the next. Stir in milk, vanilla and sour cream, then sift dry ingredients on top of wet ingredients and fold to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the pumpkin, sugar, egg, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg until completely combined.
- In a third bowl, use a fork or your fingers to combine butter with sugar, flour, cinnamon, pecans and salt until butter is incorporated and mixture is crumbly. Refrigerate both until batter has rested.
- About 30 minutes before assembling the coffee cake, place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees. Spray a 9" x 13" baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Spread ½ the batter evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish then spread the pumpkin filling evenly over the top. Sprinkle about 1/3 cup of pecan streusel over top of the batter. Spread the remaining cake batter over the top and smooth into an even layer. Use a butter knife to gently swirl pumpkin mixture together with batter.
- Sprinkle the remaining streusel evenly over the top. Bake 50–55 minutes, just until firm in the center. Remove to a rack to cool slightly, dust top with just a bit of powdered sugar, then slice and serve.