Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

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Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

A Delicious Apple Coffee Cake that is moist and rich, topped with a naturally sweet and nutty crumble …. It’s great for the holidays, a weekend breakfast, or serve it with a cup of coffee anytime and enjoy the deliciousness with every single sip!

Made with wholesome almond flour, autumn apples, slightly sweet dates and crunchy pecans - it’s gluten-free and plant-based, yet full of flavor. And it’s super easy to make….here’s how we do it:



  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk (we used almond)

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted (we like Miyokos)

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or omit and use an additional 1/2 cup maple syrup)

  • 2 cups almond flour + 1/2 cup coconut flour

  • 1 1/2 cups Gluten-Free Flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill 1- to-1 Baking Flour)

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 2 cups chopped Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes


  • 1.5 cup dates

  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans

  • 1/3 cup GF oats (we like Bob’s Red Mill)

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar

  • 1/3 cup hemp seeds

  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter (we like Miyoko’s)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line an 8×8 inch baking dish or pan with parchment paper, leaving plenty of paper over the edges so you lift the cake out. (A 9-inch round cake pan will also work well!)

  2. To prepare the crumble: Pulse all of the above in the food processor (except for the hemp and melted butter) until a crumble texture is formed. Then pour into a mixing bowl, add your hemp and butter and incorporate thoroughly.

  3. To prepare the cake: In a large mixing bowl combine the wet ingredients: almond milk, melted butter, maple syrup, and vanilla and mix well.

  4. Next, add the dry ingredients: coconut sugar, almond flour, coconut flour, gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and stir until well combined. (note: the batter will be thick.)

  5. Add the apples and mix until they are evenly distributed.

  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly. Put the cake into the oven and bake for 30 with no topping, then pull it out of the oven.

  7. Evenly distribute the crumble topping on your apple cake, and then bake for an additional 10 minutes.

*this recipe is inspired by our yummy friends @minimalistbaker


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