Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake (with Chocolate Chips)

Coffee cake can get a bad rap. The stuff you get at coffee shops is fine, but certainly nothing you tend to remember past lunch. It’s just a quick sugar fix in the morning, or something pretty safe to grab off a continental breakfast buffet. But man, when it’s good, it is a totally different food! Crumbly, dense, tender, and moist all at once. The first time I made this I was completely floored by how good it was. And I’m always down for cake for breakfast – especially when it’s judgement free. Like muffins, where everyone just pretends you aren’t eating a cupcake, this coffee cake is deliciously decadent and no one will bat an eye as you casually serve cake for breakfast.

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