Gluten-Free Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

This gluten-free cinnamon streusel coffee cake is a great way to start or end the day.  Choose it for breakfast, snack or dessert and put a smile on your face!

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

This recipe came from the Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking: Delicious, Gluten-, Egg- and Dairy-Free Treats and Sweets cookbook by Cara Reed.  She is a blogger at the Fork and Beans blog.  I am totally impressed with this cookbook.  I use it all of the time.  I wrote a glowing review on my old blog, but as you know, that blog is (gluten-free) toast.  I hate that I am having to redo so many of those recipes.  I am concerned that I won’t get all of them back here where they belong.Gluten-Free Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

I always used to be super organized.  I was a total type A personality: worrying, controlling, organizing, etc.  However, in the last year or so, I have had some scary health issues that ended up being attributed solely to that stupid worrying, controlling, organizing, etc.  I have had to learn to relax and let go.  Sadly, one of the by-products of my relaxation and letting go has been a bit of chaos in my organization.  I have six or more notebooks in which I jot down recipes.  There is no rhyme or reason to any of it.  Now that I am looking at rewriting all of those gluten-free posts, I am realizing that I need to date each recipe so I know when I wrote the post.  It doesn’t help me now, but in the future, it may save my bacon.

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
  • For the streusel:
  • 1¾ cup gluten-free all-purpose blend (I used a combo of oat, millet, tapioca and arrowroot)
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup cold butter
  • 1½ cup chopped pecans
  • For the cake:
  • 2 cups gluten-free all purpose blend
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 Tbsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk (or nondairy milk like cashew, coconut, soy or almond)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (warmed to liquid state)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  1. Combine the streusel ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut together with a pastry blender or two forks until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together dry ingredients (2 cups flour through salt).
  5. Add wet ingredients and stir with a spoon until all is just combined.
  6. Add half the batter to a greased 8x8 square pan.
  7. Top with half the streusel mixture.
  8. Spoon on the last half of the cake batter.
  9. Spoon on the last half of the streusel.
  10. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
  11. Remember not to over-bake gluten free items or they turn into rocks!


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