Easy Coffee Cake

Grain-free coffee cake with Otto's Naturals grain-free baking powder bag in background

Grain-Free Coffee Cake

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free

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Say goodbye to grains without sacrificing on coffee cake comfort. This grain-free coffee cake recipe whips up a moist, tender crumb topped with a buttery cinnamon crumble! It's the perfect way to start your day with your favorite morning beverage, indulge in a simply sweet afternoon treat, or wow guests at brunch.



  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons cinnamon



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish with butter or coconut oil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon filling ingredients.
  3. Combine the melted butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir vigorously until the butter and sugar are thoroughly creamed together. Vigorously stir in the eggs.
  4. Add the yogurt, cassava flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until everything is well combined. The batter will seem thick.
  5. Spread half of the batter evenly into the pie plate. Sprinkle the cinnamon filling evenly over the batter. Spread the remaining batter evenly over the filling.
  6. In a food processor, combine the crumble ingredients. Pulse several times until a chunky crumble forms. At first the crumble will seem fine and powdery, keep pulsing until thicker crumbles form.
  7. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the batter.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes. If the crumble starts to brown too much, cover the pan with aluminum foil while the cake finishes baking. A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean.
  9. Allow the coffee cake to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
  10. Store leftover coffee cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. The coffee cake can also be frozen and unthawed

Where's the coffee in this "coffee cake"?!

The term “coffee cake” generally refers to a simple and unfrosted type of cake that is best served with coffee. Contrary to popular belief, it does not mean it has coffee in the ingredients.

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