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Coconut Flour Coffee Cake with Lemon Plum Glaze

Breakfast in our house is hectic during the school week. Our morning routine always consists of some quality time at the kitchen table. My son likes to hang out with me over breakfast before he heads off to start his day. And I refuse to waste that quality time standing over a hot stove.

The problem is a lot of the quick breakfast options you can reach for tend to contain heaps of sugar.

I don’t know about you but, too much sugar tends to cause turmoil in my tiny toddler. He seems fine at first, and than before you know it he’s spinning out of control. He’s forgotten what the word listen even means and started tearing the house up like a mini tornado. The last thing I want to do is send him to school that way. Instead, I want something that I can make ahead of time. Something that will fill us up while we reenact scenes from Guardians of the Galaxy with Legos at the kitchen table.

And I love the idea of coffee cakes, dessert for breakfast ..sign me up! I can absolutely make this the night before, because they’re good for days, and  they can even be frozen. Plus, the sweetness pairs so smoothly with the bitterness of my espresso or hot cup of coffee in the morning.

This breakfast cake is delightfully fluffy, and moist. I’m using coconut flour to stay low on the carbs and because it adds such a subtle, but intentional coconut flavor! Plus, I’m making this with Sugar 2.0. Made with real cane sugar, but it’s half sugar / half fiber, so I don’t have to worry about my little one going in to overdrive. Sugar 2.0 is all natural! Once you taste it, you’ll see why we are so smitten by this product in our house!

Coconut Flour Coffee Cake

First, preheat your oven to 350°. I used a bundt cake pan, you can also use a loaf pan. Spray your pan with cooking spray and sprinkle some of your flour along the bottom of the pan.

In a bowl mix your flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, & vegetable oil. Next, add your eggs, cinnamon, apple sauce, vanilla extract, & your greek yogurt. Again mix well.

 

At this point it should have a smooth yellow consistency. Pour your batter into the pan and place it in the oven for about 35 minutes. Turning it half way through to help it cook evenly. When it starts to get a nice golden brown and is no longer soft in the center that’s when you will know its done. You can place a toothpick in the middle to see if it comes out clean.

Once it’s done let it cool for about ten minutes than you’ll want to flip it out of the pan so it doesn’t start to stick.

Lemon Plum Glaze

This cake is delicious on it’s own, but I’m adding a glaze. Which will only enhance the soft texture. I’m using lemon plums, half and half, and sugar 2.0.  Lemon plums are sweet with a slightly sour citrus kiss. Not only are they delicious, they help promote weight loss & can help reduce the effects of premature ageing. They can be hard to find in some areas & seasons for that matter. In that case, you can easily substitute the Lemon Plums in this glaze for Blood Oranges, Pineapples, or really any fruit of your choice.  For the glaze I blended half of a Lemon Plum (seeds and skin off), 1/4 cup of Sugar 2.0, and a cup of half & half. Than I simply spooned it over the top to my liking.

Coconut Flour Coffee Cake with Lemon Plum Glaze

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Serves: About 8 Cooking Time: About 50 minutes total

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • Tsp veg oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups of Sugar 2.0
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 1/3 cup of Sugar 2.0
  • 1/2 a Lemon Plum
  • 1 cup half and half

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 350°

2

Spray your bundt or loaf pan with cooking spray

3

Sprinkle some flour along the bottom of the pan.

4

In a bowl mix your flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, & vegetable oil. Next, add your eggs, cinnamon, apple sauce, vanilla extract, & your greek yogurt. Again mix well

5

Pour your batter into the pan .

6

Place it in the oven for about 35 minutes. Turning it half way through to help it cook evenly.

7

Use a toothpick in the middle to see if it comes out clean.

8

Once it's done let it cool for about ten minutes.

9

Flip it out of the pan so it doesn't start to stick.

10

Glaze: Place your Lemon Plum, Sugar 2.0, & half and half in the blender or food processor until well mixed

11

Spoon it over your cake !

 

 

Sugar 2.0 was provided complimentary to me for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are completely authentic and my own.
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Christine
    April 7, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Oooh that looks delicious. I love coffee cake.

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    Crystal
    April 7, 2018 at 9:49 am

    I had never heard of lemon plums before reading this post. Now I really want to make this! Love how you mentioned pairing it up with bitter espresso. I’m coffee-obsessed, so that encouraged me to try this even more. Lol

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    Kienan
    April 7, 2018 at 10:09 am

    YUMMY! This sounds sooooo good!

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    Alissa
    April 7, 2018 at 10:42 am

    These look SO delicious! I LOVE coffee cake, and this is such a neat twist on a classic recipe. This cake would be great to make for Sunday brunch!

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    Samantha
    April 7, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Great pictures! I’m going to try this soon! I have all the ingredients!

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    Jordyn D'Arco
    April 7, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Holy moly this looks delicious! Definitely saving this so that I can try it out 🙂

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    Kay Turner
    April 7, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Hi, I have never used coconut flour but this recipe sounds great. I am looking to cut my sugar down considerably. I have some health problems and feel that recipes like this will help me a lot. Thanks for the information.

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    Karen
    April 7, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    This looks so good! I will have to make this for my kids this weekend! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Maureen
    April 8, 2018 at 1:09 am

    The cake looks yummy! You had me at coconut. I will be giving this a try. A friend once told me about sugar 2.0, I paid her no mind. I think I need to get with the program. I can relate to the sugar rush with the kiddos. Nap time is a sad old tale around here…

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    A. F. Beck
    April 8, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love Coffee, I Love Cake. I especially love Coffee Cake. This looks like a fantastic recipie and I cant wait to try it out. I’m always looking for good GF recipies. I also love that this is a healthy alternative to the traditional breakfast pastry and or dessert that allows for indulgence but doesn’t make you feel guilty.

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