The top of this Orange Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake Loaf has a thick brown sugar pecan streusel making it sweet and crunchy!
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5 from 19 votes

Orange-Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake

Orange-Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake is a sweet and crunchy quick bread that is loaded with a delicious streusel inside and out!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 12
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Coffee Cake Batter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.25 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.50 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup yogurt plain
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 tbsp orange zest about 1 orange
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk any will work

Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans coarsely ground
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cold and diced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with oil, butter, or a non-stick cooking spray.

Coffee Cake

  • In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.  Whisk together and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine sugar, and egg.  Blend together and then add yogurt, orange zest, orange extract, and milk.  Blend until smooth.  
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.

Streusel

  • Combine brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon.  Stir together.  Add cold diced butter using either two forks, a pastry blender or your fingers in a pinching motion until crumbly and the size of peas.  Don't overwork.  Add flour and lightly mix.

Assembly

  • Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle half of the streusel over the batter.  Pour the remaining batter over the streusel and then sprinkle remaining streusel over the top.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cover the top with foil if the streusel gets too dark.

Notes

The flour in the streusel will keep it suspended in the batter.  I just lightly mix it in the streusel with a fork.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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