gluten free dairy free cinnamon coffee cake shinewithjl
gluten free dairy free cinnamon coffee cake shinewithjl

Grain Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake


September 24, 2018

A fall favorite! Cinnamon Coffee Cake with a twist. This grain free, gluten free, dairy free dessert has just a hint of maple to it. Serve warm paired with your favorite cup of organic coffee.

Gluten Free, Grain Free and Dairy Free.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 9 Servings


Crumb Topping

3/4 cup Super-Fine Almond Flour, blanched whole almonds

1/3 cup Pure Maple Sugar

1 1/2 tsp Organic Ground Cinnamon

1/4 cup Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, cold and cut into pieces


3 Pasture-Raised Eggs, room temperature

1/4 cup Organic Full Fat Coconut Milk

1 tbsp Fresh Pressed Lemon Juice

3 tbsp Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, melted and cooled to room temperature

1/3 cup Organic Coconut Sugar

1/3 cup Pure Maple Sugar

1 tsp Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

2 cups Super-Fine Almond Flour, blanched whole almonds

1/4 cup Arrowroot Flour

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

2 tsp Organic Ground Cinnamon

Optional Icing

1/3 cup Organic Powdered Sugar

1/2 tsp Organic Ground Cinnamon

4 tsp Organic Full Fat Coconut Milk


1Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line an 8 x 8 glass pan with parchment paper.

Crumby Topping

1Mix your crumb toppings in a bowl and set aside in refrigerator.

a & a maple sugar cinnamon coffee cake


1In a separate bowl, mix your flours, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon.

2In bowl number 3, mix your eggs, coconut milk, lemon juice, coconut oil, sugars and vanilla extract.

3Slowly begin to mix your dry ingredients into your wet until well blended.

4Pour batter into prepared pan making sure it is as even as possible. Then sprinkle your crumby topping on top. I had quite a thick layer of crumbs!

5Bake for 38 to 40 minutes. A good rule of thumb is to check the center with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready. I could tell mine needed extra time because the topping slid around as I moved the pan from side to side.


1Give your cinnamon coffee cake plenty of time to cool. Cut into thirds.

gluten free cinnamon coffee cake bread cut into thirds

2Prepare your icing by whisking your powdered sugar, cinnamon and coconut milk. Pour gently over your coffee cake so the icing drizzles over the sides.

3Store in the refrigerator and warm when ready to serve.

A&A Maple Sugar Review:

This was the first time I have ever baked with maple sugar. I prefer to use paleo friendly ingredients. Staying away from refined sugars is a big part of the diet. Thankfully, maple sugar is a paleo approved sweetener.

When I think of maple sugar, I think of maple sugar candies. You know, the ones usually shaped into leaves or other fall designs? They are sickeningly sweet! However, the A&A Pure Maple Sugar gave my cinnamon coffee cake a light, maple flavor that reminds me of home. It's hand made in Maine, after all. I'll never make my coffee cake without maple sugar again.

PS: If you want to read more reviews, head on over to Amazon. Currently, this pure maple sugar has a 4.5 star out of 5 rating.

Full Disclosure: Some of the product links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no cost to you. This helps keep my blog running!


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