Crunchy Topping

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Dietary Interest:: vegetarian, low cholesterol, low sodium

Crunchy Topping


1/2 cup (115 g)

Total Time:

10 Minutes





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  • 1/4 cup (55 g) brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons (15 g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons (26 g) heart-healthy butter spread
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) pecans


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 4.
  4. Blend for 5-10 seconds or until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stop and scrape sides with spatula.
  5. Select Variable 1.
  6. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 4. Blend for 5 seconds. Crumble mixture over the batter in the pan and bake according to directions. (refer to Coffee Cake)

Tops one 9-inch coffee cake. Use over ice-cream, yogurt or your favorite dessert.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

Nutritional Facts

Servings Size 1 Tablespoon

Amount Per Serving

Calories 69
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 25 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 1 g