Low Carb, Gluten-Free Almond Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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Coffee cake!  So yummy.  This recipe has no gluten, no dairy, no added sugar, and the almond and coconut flours make for a very moist, very tasty coffee cake without all the processed sugar and white flour.  You can use almond milk and melted butter/vegan spread, or substitute vegetable oil in this recipe.

 

Almond Cinnamon Coffee Cake

INGREDIENTS

Cake

1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup sugar free syrup
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla

ADD EITHER:
1/4 cup Silk light vanilla almond milk
¼ cup melted butter (or vegan spread)

OR: 1/4 to 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Topping
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. butter, melted (or vegan spread)
1/2 cup. sugar free maple syrup
1/2 cup chopped pecans or almonds

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan or 8″ square cake pan with spray oil.

Combine the topping ingredients (except for half the nuts), mix well and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt.

In a small bowl, lightly whisk together the eggs and liquid ingredients* until well combined. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl, and stir until well combined.

Spoon batter into the pie plate/cake pan and spread out evenly.

*If using oil, start with 1/4 cup, add all liquid to dry ingredients, and mix.  If the batter seems dry, add more oil until it is moist and spreadable.

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Spoon the topping evenly over the entire cake with a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon. Sprinkle remaining nuts (either almonds or pecans) evenly over the topping.

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Bake for about 25-35 minutes, or until it is set in the middle and a toothpick/cake tester comes out clean.

Cool in the pan about 10 minutes before serving.

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Servings:  12

Nutrition per serving*:

Almond Milk Version:  Calories 235, Carbs 8, Potassium 267, Sodium 104

Vegetable Oil Version:  Calories 262, Carbs 9, Potassium 286, Sodium 204

*All nutrition info is the result of my internet/product research and should be considered approximate. You can find my favorite nutritional “go-to” sites in my blogroll.

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