Weather: 10 degrees, glad it’s above zero
What I’m listening to: Leave A Light On, Jenny & Tyler
Amidst the gobs of turkey and fixins, the mountains of mashed potatoes, the rivers of gravy, and the forests of green beans, Thanksgiving breakfast is an easily overlooked thing. Is it even a thing? Let’s be real. Hardly anybody is thinking about Thanksgiving breakfast.
I had a recent conversation with my girlfriend over breakfast about how much she adores coffee cake and what particularly makes a good coffee cake good. She envisioned a moist cake base that is more airy than dense, a crumble topping, how it needed some texture and crunch in the form of pecans (as opposed to walnuts we both agreed), and a nice ribbon of buttery cinnamon goodness running through the center of the cake when you slice into it. This coffee cake abounds with everything on her list, plus one more important ingredient: pumpkin. Make this Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumbe to start your Thanksgiving off right, served warm all throughout the morning with plenty of freshly brewed coffee.