Delicious Paleo Coffee Cake Recipe Perfect for Breakfast

Welcome to my Paleo Coffee Cake Recipe! If you’re on the hunt for a delicious and healthy treat, then you’re in the right place. This coffee cake is perfect for those following a paleo diet, or those who simply want to indulge in something tasty without any guilt.

I’m a firm believer that eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. That’s why I created this recipe that’s not only gluten-free and grain-free but also packed with nutrients. You won’t find any processed ingredients in this coffee cake; instead, we’ll be using wholesome ingredients that are both nourishing and delicious.

This recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as an afternoon snack with your favorite cup of coffee. So why wait? Let’s get started and make this scrumptious paleo coffee cake together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Paleo Coffee Cake
Paleo Coffee Cake

If you’re on the lookout for a delicious and healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, then look no further than this paleo coffee cake recipe. Packed with all-natural, grain-free ingredients, this cake is not only delicious but also gluten-free and perfect for anyone on a paleo diet.

What really sets this coffee cake apart from others is its irresistibly nutty texture that comes from the combination of blanched almond flour and coconut flour. These nutrient-rich ingredients are low in carbs but high in healthy fats and proteins, which means this cake will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is its versatility. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cinnamon coffee cake, or want to try something seasonal like pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon, this recipe can be easily modified to suit your cravings. Plus, with simple substitutions like using maple syrup instead of honey, or yoghurt instead of coconut oil, you can easily make this recipe work within your dietary restrictions.

Not only does this recipe taste great and cater to different dietary needs, but it’s also easy to make. With straightforward baking instructions and a short list of ingredients, even amateur bakers can impress their friends and family with this scrumptious creation.

In short, if you’re looking for a tasty yet guilt-free treat that’s easy to make and customizable to your liking, then this paleo coffee cake recipe is the perfect option for you.

Ingredient List

 Deliciously moist and fluffy coffee cake, perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Deliciously moist and fluffy coffee cake, perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Here are the ingredients you will need to create this delicious Paleo Coffee Cake Recipe:

For the Coffee Cake

  • 4 cups almond flour
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened yoghurt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the Cinnamon Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup cashews, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, solid
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

With these gluten-free and grain-free cake ingredients on hand, it’s time to kick off our journey towards perfecting that Paleo coffee cake!

The Recipe How-To

 This Paleo coffee cake is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free.
This Paleo coffee cake is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free.

Mixing dry ingredients

Before we begin, preheat your oven to 350℉. In a large mixing bowl, add 4 cups of almond flour, 1/4 cup of coconut flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 4 teaspoons of cinnamon. Using a wire whisk mix all the ingredients together and ensure there are no lumps.

Mixing wet ingredients

In another mixing bowl, whisk together 3 large eggs, 1 cup of maple syrup, 1/2 cup of coconut oil melted and cooled and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Make sure all the ingredients are well integrated.

Combining wet and dry mixtures

Now, combine both mixtures and gently fold with a rubber spatula until everything is evenly mixed. Be careful not to overmix since it may harden the cake.

Pouring batter into your grease pan

Take your grease 9×13 inch cake pan and pour in the batter. Make sure to spread it as evenly as possible. If you want you can sprinkle some pecans or cashews over the batter before putting in the oven.

Time to bake

Put your mixture in the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when tested. Let cool for 15 minutes at room temperature.


When serving take a sieve and dust some cinnamon powder over top to give that glossy touch. That’s all there is! Another batch of amazing paleo coffee cakes ready to enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Start your day right and indulge in a slice of this tasty coffee cake with your morning cup of joe.
Start your day right and indulge in a slice of this tasty coffee cake with your morning cup of joe.

The Paleo Coffee Cake Recipe can be customized to suit your preferences by experimenting with different ingredients. Here are some substitution options and variations to try out:

– Coconut oil: You may substitute unsalted butter for coconut oil or vice versa, depending on your dietary preferences. Alternatively, you could use yoghurt as a replacement for the oil.

– Sweeteners: Use honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar instead of refined sugar. If you’re looking to reduce the sweetness level, consider adding in mashed banana.

– Flour alternatives: Gluten-free or grain-free flours work best with this recipe; experiment with arrowroot flour or coconut flour as a substitute for almond flour.

– Nuts: Don’t like pecans? Sub them out for cashews or walnuts instead! Or try adding in some toasted sliced almonds on the cake top before baking.

– Spices: While cinnamon is a go-to spice for coffee cakes, consider subbing it out for pumpkin spice blend or apple cinnamon blend – this will add variation to your meal!

– Fruit: For a different twist, cranberry sauce or apple cinnamon puree drizzled over the top before serving would add more flavor and variety.

When you get creative and make substitutions or alterations that bring you joy, it’s interesting how many yummy combinations there is in every recipe! Have fun playing around with this Paleo Coffee Cake Recipe and find the variation that gives your taste buds optimal satisfaction.

Serving and Pairing

 The combination of cinnamon and almond flour gives this cake a warm and cozy flavor.
The combination of cinnamon and almond flour gives this cake a warm and cozy flavor.

One of the best things about a coffee cake is that you can enjoy it any time of day. This paleo coffee cake recipe offers a slightly healthier twist on this classic dessert, making it a great choice to pair with your morning cup of coffee or as a mid-day or post-dinner treat.

When it comes to serving and pairing this delicious cake, the possibilities are endless. Serve warm or at room temperature and enjoy it plain or with a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt. The warm cinnamon flavor pairs well with various fresh fruits, such as sliced apples, pears, cranberries, or even mashed bananas. Or, why not try topping each slice with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream for an extra indulgent twist?

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can serve this paleo coffee cake alongside other breakfast goodies, like bacon and eggs or avocado toast. Alternatively, pair it with a mid-morning latte or cappuccino for a quick pick-me-up.

Overall, this paleo coffee cake is incredibly versatile and will surely be a hit at any gathering. Satisfy your sweet tooth while feeling good about what you’re eating by trying out this grain-free and gluten-free dessert option!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Top it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or drizzled honey for an extra touch of sweetness.
Top it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or drizzled honey for an extra touch of sweetness.

One of the great things about this paleo coffee cake recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later. Once the cake has completely cooled, you can wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil and keep it at room temperature for up to 2 days.

You can also store the cake in the fridge for up to a week, but be aware that it may dry out if left too long. To avoid this, consider wrapping each piece of cake individually in plastic wrap before storing it in an airtight container.

If you’d like to freeze some of the coffee cake for later, wrap individual pieces tightly in plastic wrap and store them inside a resealable freezer bag. The cake should last up to 3 months in the freezer.

To reheat the coffee cake, simply place it on a microwave-safe plate and heat it up in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Alternatively, you can wrap it in foil and warm it up in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 10-15 minutes.

When reheating individual portions, be sure to only reheat what you need so that you don’t dry out any unused portions. Trust me, once you taste this delicious paleo coffee cake, you’ll want to savor every last bite!

Tips for Perfect Results

 An easy-to-make recipe that will become a regular in your baking rotation.
An easy-to-make recipe that will become a regular in your baking rotation.

To ensure you get a perfectly baked paleo coffee cake, there are some tips that can come in handy during preparation. As an experienced baker and lover of this recipe, I have tested and experimented with several techniques that work well with these ingredients. Here are some tips to help you get perfect results every time you bake this delicious cake.

1. Mix Ingredients Thoroughly

One of the most critical steps is mixing all the ingredients thoroughly. Make sure that you use a large mixing bowl to mix the dry ingredients to avoid clumps. I recommend using a whisk or fork to blend them together before adding your wet ingredients. This step ensures that your dry mixture is evenly mixed, which will prevent lumpy cake batter.

2. Use High-Quality Ingredients

When making any recipe, using high-quality ingredients is one factor that can either break or make it stand out. Since this cake is grain-free, using high-quality almond flour and coconut oil will add natural flavors and moisture to your cake while keeping it gluten-free. Choose unsalted butter instead of standard butter for best results.

3. Stick to Room Temperature Eggs

Using room temperature eggs allows the batter’s ingredients to blend perfectly, resulting in better texture and crumb structure. It also prevents undercooked portions of the cake.

4. Measure Accurately

It’s essential to use precise measurements when baking this cake recipe. Using accurate measurements for baking soda powder and flour will prevent incorrect ratios that affect the final flavor and results.

5. Don’t Overmix Your Batter

Overmixing the batter may lead to a dense cake or cause the ingredients available high-altitude bakeries – like ours -may take longer than usual if you live at the sea-level as reported by Epicurious, so avoid too much mixing.

6. Use the Right Cake Pan

It would be best if you used the right size pan when making this recipe- 9-inch springform pan works best. Other pan sizes might change the recipe’s texture, and some parts of it may look over-baked.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to get your perfect paleo coffee cake every time, allowing you to enjoy your tasty, healthy coffee cake in all seasons.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you are looking for a delectable and healthy coffee cake recipe, look no further than this Paleo Coffee Cake Recipe! It’s packed with wholesome ingredients that won’t make you feel guilty after indulging in it. You can make it your own by adding your favorite fruits or nuts or personalizing the flavors to your liking. Overall, this cake is perfect for any occasion- breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert! Impress your guests without compromising their health with this easy-to-follow recipe. So go ahead and treat yourself today, and don’t forget to share with others too!

Paleo Coffee Cake

Paleo Coffee Cake Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Servings 1 cake
Calories 3625.3 kcal


  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 large eggs (organic and pastured preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 125 ml yoghurt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter or 5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey (I used clover)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • 1 1/2 1 1/2 cups pecans or 1 1/2 cups cashews, etc
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons honey (I used clover)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or 4 tablespoons coconut oil, cold, cut into tablespoons


  • Preheat oven to 325ºF and adjust rack to middle position. Place all the batter ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Pour batter into a buttered 8 x 8 - inch baking dish. Wipe out food processor bowl with a paper towel or cloth. Place nuts, cinnamon, honey and butter in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until nuts are coarsely chopped and ingredients bind together. Drop spoonfuls of topping over batter and then using a butter knife, swirl the topping into the top layer of the batter. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let cool for 20 minutes. Cut and serve. Coffee cake is best served the day it is prepared.

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Serving: 1146gCalories: 3625.3kcalCarbohydrates: 269.6gProtein: 100.4gFat: 253.7gSaturated Fat: 89.2gCholesterol: 1779.4mgSodium: 3775.9mgFiber: 27.2gSugar: 227.7g
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