Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Cake is one of my favorite comfort foods.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Growing up my Mother used to buy a tasty frozen coffee cake at the grocery store as a special breakfast dessert treat. This is my healthy copycat version!

How to Make Cake with Almond Flour

Wondering how to make cake with almond flour? My healthy homemade coffee cake is the answer. This easy cake recipe is made with only six ingredients:

  • Almond Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Coconut Oil
  • Honey
  • Eggs

You can throw this easy coffee cake recipe together in no time flat. The cinnamon topping has three additional ingredients –coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sliced almonds.

Gluten-Free Cake Recipe

Like the one Mom used to buy, this almond flour cake recipe is moist and has a sweet cinnamon streusel topping.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake is absolutely perfect with a cup of my Dandelion Coffee on a lazy weekend morning.

dandelion root coffee

Low-Carb Cake Recipe for Holidays

Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Cake is one of our favorite brunch recipes for Easter Sunday, Christmas, and Birthdays, the list goes on and on!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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Servings 8




  • Grease a 9 inch round cake pan with coconut oil and dust with almond flour
  • In a food processor, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda
  • Pulse in coconut oil, honey, and eggs
  • Spread the batter into prepared baking dish
  • To make topping, combine coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sliced almonds in a small bowl
  • Sprinkle topping over cake batter
  • Bake at 350°F for 25-35 minutes
  • Cool and serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
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Healthy Cake Recipes for Mother’s Day Brunch

My easy cake recipe is also one of the best low-carb almond flour recipes for Mother’s Day brunch –it’s a great gift for Mom.

Kosher for Passover Coffee Cake

This Cinnamon Coffee Cake made from almond flour is also Kosher for Passover, because, like all of my recipes, it doesn’t contain chametz.

Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

Gluten-Free Almond Flour Recipes

I created this Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe by adapting it from one pioneered in my first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, published in 2009.

This book still sells like hotcakes, pardon the expression. Both coffee cake recipes are dairy-free almond flour recipes.

Coffee Cake Recipe – Where’s The Coffee?

American coffee cake is a tender cake with a rich topping baked into it. This type of coffee cake rarely, if ever, contains coffee.

It’s called coffee cake because it’s typically served at breakfast, or in the afternoon, along with coffee.

We often serve Cinnamon Coffee Cake for dessert after a festive meal. If you’re interested in coffee cake muffins, check out my Nut-Free Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins.

Breakfast for Dinner

The awesome thing about this Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe is it can be used for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. So many uses for one phenomenal recipe make it super popular.

Breakfast Recipes

In need of breakfast ideas? Below are some of my favorite breakfast recipes that would also be fantastic for brunch, lunch, or dinner!

simple fruit salad

Fruit Salad

My fruit salad recipe is so simple and delicious. I will show you how to make fruit salad that everyone will request!

Blueberry Coffeecake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Since we are all about coffee cake recipes in this post, I wanted to share my Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe from my third book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry.

Like my Cinnamon Coffee Cake, it’s a fan favorite.

Keto Huevos Rancheros Skillet Casserole

Huevos Rancheros

My Huevos Rancheros recipe is a family favorite breakfast for dinner recipe in this house!

Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast Sausage with Frittata and Salsa Verde

Above is one of my favorite photos from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, an entire breakfast preview of the meal that includes my Breakfast Sausage recipe, along with my Frittata and Salsa Verde recipes too.

I love any salsa recipe on my frittata as much as I love frittata for breakfast!

How to Make Cake from Almond Flour

So, now you know how to make cake from almond flour, and thankfully these cake recipes from scratch could not be easier.

Easy Brunch Recipes

I threw in a couple of other items like a fruit salad recipe, sausage recipe, and more, to get your breakfast ideas going and get you set up for some healthy, happy low-carb cooking success.

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe in March 2015.

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498 responses to “Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe”

  1. I have made this cake several times and it is always a hit. However, I do cut down the amount of sweeteners a bit (honey & coconut sugar) in both the cake itself as well as the topping as I find it a little too sweet. Thanks for this really lovely recipe.

  2. This is an amazing recipe. I used to add ground cardamom, ground nutmeg and a touch of cloves into topping. It is one of the most popular paleo cakes so far. Thank you Elana!

  3. i want to make this recipe. i live in the UK so cup measurements are not the same size. can you give me the measurements in weight volume please??

  4. This cake was absolutely divine. My husband regularly grabs a slice of coffee cake from our local baker down the street and I yearn for a slice of my own (but I’m GF). I was gifted a tin of your primal chocolate chip cookies Christmas 2020 from a family friend, and was hesitant to dig in, until she advised me that they are GF. I was so impressed with the taste (especially because I enjoy desserts, but not when they are too sickly sweet), I had to know where she got the recipe from. I have been using your website ever since. This recipe is my favorite so far. I found that it tasted even better on day 2. I only had Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Superfine Almond Flour, but that worked really well for me. And I use Himalayan Rock Salt instead of sea salt because of microplastics (although I have read that Celtic salt has some of the most minimal quantities of microplastics out of the sea salt varieties).

  5. I like how you mix nutritive (honey/maple syrup) with nonnutritive (stevia) sweeteners in some of your newer recipes. I’ve made this many times before, but today I cut both sweeteners in half and added cinnamon stevia. Came out really well. Didn’t adjust for the liquid difference in the batter, but it seemed to come out more cake like, which was good. Of course, I added chopped apples to the topping, which negated some of the carb savings!

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