Grab the cup of coffee, sit back, relax and forget the world for a few minutes.  This recipe is from Southern Living and is a favorite now in our house.  Just the amazing smells of the holidays will bring your loved ones to the breakfast table.  It did mine!  Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


Pumpkin-Pecan Coffee Cake


Batter Ingredients




Directions for the Cake


Preheat oven to 350°F.


Beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy and lightened in color, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended and stopping to scrape down sides of bowl after each addition. Add pumpkin, buttermilk, and vanilla; beat until blended, about 1 minute.


Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and nutmeg in a large bowl until completely combined. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in mixer, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.


Generously coat a 13- x 9-inch baking pan with baking spray. Spread Batter evenly into baking pan.


Directions for the Topping


Stir together flour, light brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and kosher salt in a medium bowl until mixture is combined and looks wet. Using hands, squeeze mixture into clumps; stir in pecans, and sprinkle evenly over Batter.


Bake in preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 55 minutes to 1 hour and 5 minutes, covering with aluminum foil during last 10 to 15 minutes of baking time to prevent overbrowning, if needed. Let stand 20 minutes before serving, or cool completely in pan on a wire rack, about 1 hour.