Low Fat Pumpkin Coffee Cake

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(Last Updated On: May 21, 2021)

This homemade healthy pumpkin coffee cake is the perfect accompaniment to your morning cup of coffee. With only 20 minutes of prep time, you will have this easy coffee cake ready to serve in about an hour.
Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Low Fat Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Tis the season for pumpkin….I was trying to think of a new way to enjoy pumpkin this Fall, I love pumpkin muffins, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin pudding pie and even pumpkin roasted salad, but I decided to try my hand at Coffee Cake.  And to be honest, I have never made any kind of cake from complete scratch, so I am here to tell you, if I can do this Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe, you can too!  You all know that I always making us yummy food that has less fat and calories in it, so you will notice that with this one too.  But it is definitely full of all those fall flavors that we all love 🙂

Easy Pumpkin Coffee Cake

First, I started with a simple topping – that took me less than 5 minutes to mix together.  No butter and I used cereal for that crunchy goodness 🙂

Best Pumpkin Coffee Cake

The batter was just a matter of mixing everything together!  I did use my mixer, but you can definitely do it by hand if prefer to mix it that way.

Now, here’s my low fat pumpkin coffee cake recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Low Fat Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Grab a cup of coffee and pair it with this easy to male healthy pumpkin coffee cake recipe. This coffee cake is made from scratch and ready in an hour.
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Course: Breakfast, Breakfast or Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, coffee cake, dessert, fall, homemade, pumpkin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Tracy


  • Oven


Coffee Cake Topping Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp low fat or skim milk (more if extra moisture is needed)
  • 2 tbsp crunchy nugget cereal I used Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned 100% pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup low fat buttermilk
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Topping Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, cereal and milk with a fork until the mixture is crumbly.

Coffee Cake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda in a small mixing bowl
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, pumpkin, buttermilk, brown sugar, sugar, canola oil and vanilla mix until well blended
  • Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined
  • Add the batter into a 9x9 pan or a round cake pan that is sprayed with cooking spray
  • Sprinkle the topping evenly over the top of the cake
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until knife or toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2449IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
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I hope you and your family enjoy this easy Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe as much as we did!

Low Fat Pumpkin Coffee Cake

We had ours for breakfast – it is absolutely amazing with a nice cup of coffee, but it would also make for a perfect Fall dessert.

Best Low Fat Pumpkin Coffee Cake

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11 thoughts on “Low Fat Pumpkin Coffee Cake

  1. I’m not really a pumpkin fan but this looks and sounds great. It would be good with a cup of coffee. I will give it a try!

  2. I love coffee cake, but I am trying to eat better. So this recipe excites me that there is a healthy version of what I love! Thanks and I can’t wait to make it 🙂

  3. Anything pumpkin is awesome and I love coffee cake although I make it rarely,as a special Sunday brunch. I love how easy and healthy this recipe is!

  4. Hello, Tracy:

    I’m making this coffeecake now, and realized that there’s no salt listed; it this correct? I’m going ahead with making it without salt, and I’ll let you know how it turns out!


  5. I’m eating a piece right now, and it is delicious and moist! My husband loves it, too! I can’t believe it’s so low in fat! I’m definitely making it again and again; next time I’ll add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and an additional 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Thank you for an excellent recipe

    1. I am glad to hear it! It’s one of our favorites too 🙂 Be sure to let me know how it is after you make the additions too – I am thinking it will be even better. I will have to try it!

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