If you thought coffee cake couldn’t get any better, think again. Not only is this delicious coffee cake gluten and refined sugar free, but each bite is loaded with Coffee Maple Cacao LivBar! The crumbly addition is just what was needed to elevate the average coffee cake streusel. Some may see baking coffee cake as a complicated project, given the layers of cakey goodness and sweet streusel. But it’s incredibly easy to make!
A streusel is simply a crumbly mixture of sugar, butter, flour, and in this case, crumbled LivBar. We also opted for coconut sugar, vegan butter, and almond flour. And after mixing together your batter with ingredients like vegan butter, dairy free yogurt, oat flour, coconut sugar, all you have to do is spread a couple alternating layers of crumbly streusel and moist cake into a lined baking pan. Then you have a tasty breakfast baked good that will impress all!
And what better way to enjoy it all than with a nice hot cup of joe? Coffee cake gets its name not because there’s any coffee in a traditional version, but because it’s so pleasant to eat alongside a cup of coffee. Although we don’t recommend dunking the cake like one may with a donut —It’s quite moist and crumbly!— You could certainly wash down a bite or two with some hot brew. By using a Coffee Maple Cacao LivBar, though, there’s a hint of that coffee flavor in each bite of the tasty cake.
Gluten Free Coffee Cake
½ cup unsweetened dairy-free yogurt
1 cup coconut sugar
½ cup vegan butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup gluten-free oat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of sea salt
1 cup almond flour
¼ cup coconut sugar
1 Coffee Maple Cacao LivBar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
½ cup vegan butter, melted and cooled - or sub coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 9x9” baking dish with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, coconut sugar, and melted butter until completely combined.
Stir in the vanilla.
Add the oat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Fold to combine and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut sugar, LivBar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine. Add the melted butter or coconut oil and stir until a crumbly mixture forms.
Pour half of the cake batter into the bottom of the prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the crumble mixture over the top and slightly press down. Pour the remaining cake batter into the pan, followed by sprinkling the remainder of the crumble topping.
Bake for about 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.