Low-Fat Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake

Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Low Fat Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake
(186 calories | 7 7 7 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving.

Low-Fat Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake Made Lighter

Low Fat Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake

An easy, healthy, low-fat pumpkin coffee cake with streusel topping that bakes up light and delicious.

I can’t seem to let go of my pumpkin infatuation this year and have been perusing my cookbooks for even more light and healthy ways to enjoy its flavors.

Believe it or not, I’ve even started making my own pressure cooker pumpkin puree – it’s so easy and tastes amazing!!

“Coffeecake” popped into my head recently which led me to cobble together this Weight Watchers friendly variation.

The Skinny on Low-Fat Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake

I wound up combining aspects of recipes from 3 cookbooks:

Rod – who loves all things cake – enjoyed a piece with ice cream for dessert last night, giving it his full approval.

Light Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

Light Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

I think it’s even better the next day when the crunchy Grapenuts in the streusel soften up a bit.

This low fat pumpkin streusel coffeecake would be a nice addition to a holiday breakfast or brunch.

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Low Fat Pumpkin Coffeecake?

According to my calculations each slice has 186 calories and

7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)



Low-Fat Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake Recipe

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A lighter healthier coffeecake flavored with pumpkin.
Course Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy breakfast cake with pumpkin, pumpkin coffeecake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 186kcal
Author Martha | Simple Nourished Living


Streusel Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 or more teaspoons apple juice or milk, if additional moisture is needed to achieve crumbly consistency
  • 2 tablespoons Grapenuts (crunchy nugget cereal)


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Position an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.
  • To make the streusel topping, in a small bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, butter and canola oil with a fork or your fingers until the mixture is crumbly. (Add about a teaspoon of apple juice or milk if you need a little more moisture to achieve a crumbly consistency.) Stir in the Grapenuts and set aside.
  • To make the cake, in a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt until well combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl, Whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, buttermilk, brown sugar, sugar, canola oil and vanilla until well blended. Add the flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the top of the cake.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes. Serve warm.


Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5

Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *7

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *7


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.2g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 1.3g


Recipe Sources:
Libbys Home-Baked Goodness
Perfect Light Desserts: Fabulous Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and More Made with Real Butter, Sugar, Flour, and Eggs, All Under 300 Calories Per Generous Serving by Nick Malgieri and David Joachim
Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too by Susan Purdy

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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