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Healthy Coffee Cake

This is an extremely delicious, addiction, and no-fail easy coffee cake recipe I know you're gonna love.

Categories Bread
Difficulty Easy
Keyword coffee cake recipe, coffee cake recipes, easy coffee cake recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 248 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


For the Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (can sub whole wheat flour or spelt flour)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil cold/hardened coconut oil that has been chopped into small pieces

For The Coffee Cake:

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (can sub whole wheat flour or spelt flour)
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt. Mix in the hardened chopped coconut oil, and then set aside (this will be the streusel that will go in the center and on top of the cake).

  3. Grease and lightly flour a 9-in cake pan (I use a spring-form pan).

  4. Combine the ingredients for the coffee cake in a large mixing bowl, Be careful not to over-stir, just stir until the flour is incorporated.

  5. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread to coat the bottom of the pan with a knife or spoon. Sprinkle about 1 cup of the streusel (coconut sugar mixture) over the cake layer. Spoon the rest of the cake batter over the streusel, spreading out if necessary to cover the entire layer. This can get a little messy and doesn’t need to be perfect.

  6. Sprinkle the remaining streusel over the top of the cake.
  7. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  8. Remove from oven and place onto cooling rack until room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving (8 slices)
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 64IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.