Try this Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake for breakfast one morning and watch the smiles start to happen.
I may or may not be responsible for creating muffin and coffee cake snobs out of my children.
They have become so used to me adding chocolate chips to just about everything I bake. So, now when I make a fruity or plain dessert I get looks.
You know the looks? One eyebrow raised, wide eyed, and a hip stuck out...oh, wait I think that's just the look my almost teenage daughter gives me on any topic. Naaaah, she's a good kid, but don't leave the chocolate chips out of the muffins and cake.
I started to get the looks when I admitted that I did not add chocolate chips to this coffee cake. Lucky for me, I DID add an entire bag of mini peanut butter cups to the cake. That got some smiles from my girl! She is definitely my child!
This coffee cake is really just an easy spice cake. Save a little bit of the dry ingredients to sprinkle on top for a streusel. After spreading the batter in a pan, sprinkle it with peanut butter cups and the streusel. Go ahead and cut the peanut butter cup minis in half. It makes them go a little bit farther, and the peanut butter melts into the cake as it bakes.
Any day that you can call peanut butter cups breakfast is going to an awesome day!
What have we learned today?
1. Don't mess with teenage girls and their chocolate chips.
2. Coffee cake made with peanut butter cups is an awesome breakfast.
I think you need to add peanut butter cups to your shopping list right away 🙂
A few more breakfast recipes that we enjoy around here:
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
May I come over for breakfast?? Chocolate, PB & coffee cake are three of my favorite things, but I had never thought to combine them all together. Totally brilliant -- and pinned!! 🙂 My entire family (extended out-of-town relatives too) love a tiny particular restaurant chain in the Bay Area solely because of their coffee cake. It's about 6-8" high, full of fresh juicy blueberries, and topped with the thickest, most amazing cinnamon crumble. It's practically a felony to go to Hobee's and not get a piece, just like it would be to have breakfast with your family and not take a taste!
It looks awesome! Definitely something my hubby would love. Have fun in Disneyland =)
Haha I would gladly take any fruity muffins or coffee cakes that warrant the looks from your kiddos 🙂 I love coffee cake but with chocolate and peanut butter cups? I'm sold - these look fantastic!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
I'm smiling already! Coffee cake is one of those cakes I can NEVER say no to, and this one looks fabulous! Pair it with a cup of actual coffee and I am set! 😀
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
You know how I love chocolate and peanut butter! I wish I had piece to go with my cup of coffee right now!
Chloe @ foodlikecake
This looks SO good!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Best coffee cake ever! And I get that attitude - and my daughter is 9!!!
Girl, I love what you do with chocolate and peanut butter. This cake looks amazing. Pinned.
Seriously, this is the best looking coffee cake I've ever seen! I love anything involving peanut butter cups! Yum!!
MMmm..I love peanut butter anything!! This sounds so good 🙂
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
This would be the perfect friend to have alongside a cup of tea! How amazing is this cake! YUM!
Oh, no. You put crumb topping on something with peanut butter cups! Now I'm doomed.
And I hear you. When I bake without chocolate, people just eye me with open suspicion. Like I'm up to no good at all.
This is fabulous!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
PB and cake and chocolate - the perfect breakfast, right 🙂 Pinned!
Okay as much as I love fruit, if I can pass chocolate + peanut butter off for my breakfast I am SO on board! This looks gorgeous Jocelyn! Hope you had a great memorial day weekend 🙂
That's so funny about your kids being coffee cake snobs. 🙂 I do know those looks -- "what, no chocolate chips?" I prefer them too, OR peanut butter cups could sub-in for them any time! This looks delicious. 🙂
Erin | The Law Student's Wife
Way to raise the standards for family coffee cake! PB cups? No wonder your kids hold out for the good stuff!
That looks like an awesome breakfast! Peanut butter cups? Yes, please!
I love coffee cake! Never thought to add peanut butter cups. Looks delish!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
I definitely NEED this coffee cake in my life. It looks great. And I also am a breakfast/coffee cake snob so I applaud the use of tons of chocolate chips!
I'm smiling already; peanut butter and chocolate have a way of doing that! Haha, don't leave the chocolate out of my recipes either - they're vital! Loving this coffee cake, Ms. Jocelyn, its the perfect way to start the morning!