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Ingredients

3 cups Grape Nuts Flakes, lightly crushed
1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar, divided
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
4 cups all-purpose baking mix
1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons skim milk, divided
3 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1-1/4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine cereal, 1 cup of the brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon; set aside. Mix together baking mix, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1-1/4 cups of the milk, eggs and oil until just blended. Pour half of the batter into a 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray; sprinkle with half of the cereal mixture. Repeat the layers. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Cut in 24 pieces. For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons milk until blended. Drizzle over coffee cake. Let stand until set.

Betty Dresselhaus
Davenport



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