Nothing shows life starting to have some semblence of normalacy again than by me baking in the kitchen.  While life is by no means the way it has been, it seems to be taking on a new type of normal now that I have been in my new home for a whole month!  Our work lives are definitely different but not different in a bad way!

I have definitely enjoyed being closer to my Aunt Ann.  We had dinner at The Blue Spice the other evening after work (and it was very delicious!) and did a little shopping.  While I miss my kids more than words can say, I will admit that having the phone nearby where a text can be sent and received within seconds certainly helps!  Grumpy and I went to dinner at Dakota one evening where my cousin Gregg works and I got a good supply of hugs to hold me over until I see my kids (and they better watch out because Momma bear will be ready for lots of hugs!).  Our new neighbors are really great people and have two really cute kids that I will be tempted to spoil (watch out, they have a new next door grandma!  lol)

My friend Theresa came down for the weekend and today we are going to The Pride of NY Harvest Fest.  I am totally looking forward to the day and hopefully will have lots of photos and comments to share with you about what we saw and sampled!  I made the Apple-Walnut Coffee Cake for us to enjoy with our coffee and tomorrow morning we will fill up with Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls!  Hopefully they will turn out so I can share them with you too!  🙂  Life is good!

Apple Walnut Coffee Cake

A delicious breakfast cake with apples and walnuts.
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Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Walnut Coffee Cake, coffee cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 298kcal


  • 2 medium apples peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 3/4 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup walnuts finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon divided
  • 2/3 cup 1% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9-inch round baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix the walnuts, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the milk, egg, and maple syrup. Stir in the grated apple.
  • In another large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, remaining cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Add flour mixture to apple mixture and stir gently just until combined.
  • Transfer the batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with the pecan mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool slightly.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1mg

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. bellini valli November 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    I am so happy for you that you are enjoying this new chapter in your lives.Life really does get better and better and if there is apple and cake in the same sentence then it is all the better!

  2. tamilyn November 13, 2010 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    I'm glad you are settling in and starting to feel 'at home'. I'm sure the boys will not complain about the amount of hugs!

  3. Cristine November 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Glad you are starting to get back to normal! The cake looks great!

  4. lizzie November 14, 2010 at 12:04 am - Reply

    This cake is in the oven as we speak,err as I type;can't wait to try it 🙂 Love your blog!!

  5. Shelby November 14, 2010 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Thanks everyone!

    Lizzie, I hope you enjoed the cake!

  6. teresa November 14, 2010 at 3:56 am - Reply

    loving the cake, it's so perfect for this time of year!

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