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This Grain-Free Almond Flour Coffee Cake is perfect for breakfast or dessert and is so easy to make! This gluten-free, vegan coffee cake uses a vegan buttermilk to replace the eggs, and combines the perfect grain-free flour mixture for the softest cinnamon coffee cake ever!
In today’s post, I’ll show you how to make a gluten free almond cake recipe that tastes better than original coffee cake. Not only is it gluten-free but it’s also grain-free! Whether you’re looking for a sweet snack or a special dessert, you NEED to add this recipe to your repertoire. So, let’s preheat the oven and get started!
This recipe needs finely ground almond flour. Almond flour helps give the cake its ever-so slightly nutty flavor, texture and richness.
Coconut flour helps to give this coffee cake a cake-like texture while adding natural sweetness. You typically don’t need to use that much, this gluten free coffee cake recipe calls for using 1 cup.
For the cassava flour, make sure you get Bob’s Red Mill. It’s by far the easiest cassava flour to work with. Other brands are more sticky and fall apart easier, and just remain runny. Bob’s is not too gritty or too soft. The taste is also pretty mild and not that bland compared to others. I love using cassava flour in my baking recipes.
You have plenty of options to choose from here. What makes the most sense is almond milk but you could also use oat, soy, macadamia or hazelnut milks in this recipe. It’s a great substitute for those with dairy allergies or vegans.
You want to store the coffee cake on the counter uncovered for the first day. This will give it the best texture. If you initially cover it for too long, it could become too soft.
For the best results, leave the cake out after the first day, then after that you can loosely cover it up and eat it within 3-4 days.
If you’re planning on saving this coffee cake, you want to store it in an airtight container. Then stick it in the freezer. You can typically keep it in there for up to 6 months. Please keep in mind that the texture of the cake may change after freezing, but this is normal and can usually be fixed by allowing it to sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.
Coffee cake is a sweet cake typically served with coffee, it likely originated from northern Europe or Germany in the mid 1600s. Initially it was plain, but it evolved over time to include various ingredients like spices, fruit, nuts and streusel toppings.
It became pretty popular in the US during the 20th century as a simple breakfast food and continues to be a popular treat, with variations including gluten-free, vegan, and low-fat options.
Love coffee cake? Why not try this pumpkin cinnamon mug cake recipe too?
Almond flour does not bake well on its own because it lacks gluten, which provides structure and elasticity to baked goods. This can result in baked goods that are dense, crumbly, and not very satisfying.
However, when combined with other ingredients such as coconut flour, and starches (cassava), almond flour can create a delicious and satisfying gluten-free baked good. It is important to use the right ratio of ingredients and follow recipes specifically developed for baking with almond flour in order to achieve the best results.
Almond flour is a key ingredient in many cakes, especially gluten-free cakes, and contributes to their flavor, texture, and richness. Almond flour is made from ground almonds, which gives it a slightly nutty flavor that compliments sweet baked goods.
It can also help create a moist and tender crumb, and gives cakes a delicate, tender texture that is perfect for crumb cake! In addition, almond flour is higher in healthy fats and protein than wheat flour.
This is totally up to you. I found the coffee cake to be delicious without the icing, but if you do decide to add it, just stir together 1/4 cup of powdered sugar with 2-3 teaspoons of plant milk to form a thick paste-like icing. Drizzle that over top the entire cake or just one slice at a time.
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NOTE: It's best to store the coffee cake on your counter UNCOVERED for the first day. If you cover it, it becomes too soft. This cake is actually better the second day after it has "dried out" just a little bit, then you can losely cover it and enjoy within 3-4 days.
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