Grain-Free Blueberry Coffee Cake

March 25, 2022

Your coffee cake just got a healthy upgrade. My Grain-Free Blueberry Coffee Cake is not only a delicious, moist, and yes, grain-free version of the coffee cake that you know and love, but it’s also bursting with fresh blueberries for an absolutely amazing flavor. Plus, this recipe also happens to be dairy-free, paleo-friendly, and refined sugar-free as well, making it gentle on your stomach and satisfying for your taste buds.

The grain-free blueberry coffee cake, cut into squares, and laying out on a sheet of parchment paper

Friends, do you actually have your coffee cake with your morning coffee?! To be honest, it wasn’t something that I had tried until just a few years ago! It may sound silly, but despite the name, I always thought of coffee cake as a delicious dessert all on its own. But when I finally tried it with a cup of coffee… my life was truly changed. As the name suggest, coffee cake truly is best when eaten with a cup of coffee.

But traditional coffee cake is often loaded with sugar, not only in the cake itself, but in the crumble topping as well. And while we don’t demonize any ingredients here, and believe fully in ALL ingredients having a time and place (yes, even sugar!) we can choose healthier options day-to-day that satisfy both our body and our taste buds. And this recipe does just that.

A square baking sheet of the grain free blueberry coffee cake, unsliced and ready to bake. Bowls of maple syrup and crumble topping can be seen in the background.

What You Need to Make This Delicious Blueberry Coffee Cake

  • Eggs: To get this cake the perfect consistency, you will need eggs, and unfortunately they cannot be substituted. To my vegan friends, I’m so sorry, but this is probably not the recipe for you.
  • Vanilla Extract: A touch of vanilla extract is essential for any cake recipe!
  • Coconut Oil or Butter: To keep this recipe dairy-free and paleo-friendly, you can use coconut oil. But, if you aren’t cornered with keeping it dairy-free and/or paleo, you can substitute butter. Both work great, here!
  • Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is my favorite natural sweeter to use in baked goods, and I highly recommend it here!
  • Almond Flour and Coconut Flour: In this recipe, we’ll be using a combination of both almond flour and coconut flour to achieve the optimal consistency. You cannot substitute for other flours – this recipe does not work the same with anything else!
  • Cinnamon: A dash of cinnamon is essential in any coffee cake recipe, and blends deliciously with the blueberries!
  • Blueberries: You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. Both work equally as well!
  • Coconut Sugar: You’ll need a little bit of coconut sugar for the crumble topping. You can also use monk fruit sweetener if you prefer – I love the Lakanto brand!
All of the ingredients needed to make this grain free blueberry coffee cake, laid out into individual bowls

How to Make This Perfect Grain-Free Coffee Cake Recipe

To make this Grain-Free Blueberry Coffee Cake, start by preheating your oven to 350 F and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. I like to grease my pan with a little bit of oil first so that the parchment paper sticks to it.

This cake comes together in two layers: the coffee cake layer and the crumble topping. To make the coffee cake layer, start by whisking together all of the wet ingredients in a bowl. In the same bowl, add in the dry ingredients, except for the blueberries. Mix everything until it’s well-combined.

Next, transfer the cake batter to the baking dish and spread the blueberries evenly on top. Then, prepare the crumble topping by mixing together all of the crumble ingredients. It will look grainy, but that is okay!

Sprinkle the crumble on top of the cake and bake for 40-45 minutes. Let cool completely, then slice your cake into 12 even squares.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week! Enjoy!

I hope you guys love this recipe! If you make it, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think! And if you post to Instagram, I repost your remakes on my IG stories! xx

** Photography by Gayle McLeod

The grain-free blueberry coffee cake, cut into squares, and laying out on a sheet of parchment paper
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/snacks

Grain-Free Blueberry Coffee Cake

5 from 1 vote
Nicole Modic
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
SERVES 12 Slices
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Your coffee cake just got a healthy upgrade. My Grain-Free Blueberry Coffee Cake is not only a delicious, moist, and yes, grain-free version of the coffee cake that you know and love, but it's also bursting with fresh blueberries for an absolutely amazing flavor. Plus, this recipe also happens to be dairy-free, paleo-friendly, and refined sugar-free as well, making it gentle on your stomach and satisfying for your taste buds.

Equipment

Ingredients

For the Coffee Cake Layer:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil or Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 3/4 Cups Almond Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen or Fresh Blueberries

For the Crumble Topping:

  • 2/3 Cup Almond Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar or substitute Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • 1/3 Cup Melted Coconut Oil or Butter

Instructions

  • Start by preheating the oven to 350 F and lining an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. I like to grease the dish first so that the paper sticks to it.
  • For the coffee cake layer, In a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. 
  • In the same bowl, add in all of the dry ingredients, except for the blueberries.
  • Mix everything until it's well-combined.
  • Transfer the batter to your baking dish.
  • Spread the blueberries out evenly, on top of the batter.
  • Next, prepare the crumble by mixing all of the crumble ingredients together. It will look grainy, but that's okay!
  • Sprinkle the crumble evenly on top of the cake.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Let the cake fully cool, then slice into 12 slices.
  • Store any remainders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Enjoy!

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  1. I’m assuming coconut oil should be melted? Doesn’t say here but in all your other recipes it is. Just confirming. Making now for morning. Fam is ganna be psyched!

    • You’re so welcome Wendy! Thank you so much for making this recipe, and for leaving such a sweet review!