Cinnamon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

I adore pull apart breads…challah, crescent rolls, Parker House rolls. And yes, this pull-apart coffee cake. No knives needed.  Just pull the buttery layers apart with a fork…or your fingers. I first saw Flo Braker’s lemon version of this bread a few years ago…and tweaked her recipe by using orange zest instead of lemon. The hubby became an instant fan. I figured I was long overdue to make this winner with cinnamon…

This month’s Twelve Loaves theme is Holiday Breads. This coffee cake is perfect. Wouldn’t you love to start your Christmas morning with a piping hot cup of coffee and a few slices of this fragrant loaf. I knew you’d agree. I’ve already made it twice this fall…once for the hubby, and once for Nick and his college roommates.  Bill was delighted…and ate it every morning till it disappeared. A step up from his usual cold cereal. And the boys, well, I’m sure this was an upgrade from their coffee and cold pizza…or whatever 20 year olds can find in their refrigerators to start the day. As Nick reassures me, “I haven’t gotten food poisoning yet.” But they did let me know about the pink chicken they all cut into one evening. Yikes.

Ingredients

  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2¼ teaspoons instant yeast (one envelope, I used Red Star Platinum Yeast)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • A few gratings of fresh nutmeg, optional
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake