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Paleo Apple Coffee Cake

  • Author: Ingrid DeHart
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x


This healthy Apple Coffee Cake is a moist paleo cake with a sweet crumb topping. The super easy batter is full of fresh apples and cinnamon.



Paleo Apple Coffee Cake

  • ¼ cup coconut oil (refined), melted (56 grams)
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour (224 grams)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ cup organic maple syrup
  • 3 large pastured eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded granny smith apple, put into a kitchen towel and squeeze out the juice (about 60 grams after squeezing out juice)

Crumb topping:


  1. Gently melt coconut oil in a small saute pan on low. Set aside to cool. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line an 8 X 8 baking pan with parchment; set aside*
  3. In a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the crumb topping and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together almond flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon until evenly combined and there are no lumps.
  5. In a medium bowl whisk together the coconut oilmaple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  6. Peel and shred the apple. Place into a kitchen towel and squeeze out the juice.
  7. Mix the liquid ingredients into the flour and mix until well combined.
  8. Sprinkle with the shredded apples and mix to combine evenly. Don’t over mix.
  9. Spoon batter into in your prepared pan. Use your rubber spatula to spread it out evenly.
  10. Sprinkle crumb topping mixture on top of cake.
  11. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until the center is just set and a tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  13. Lift the sides of the parchment to remove from the pan and serve.
  14. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  15. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Return to room temperature before serving.


To line with parchment paper, use one sheet of paper to line 2 sides and the bottom. Oil the other 2 sides with coconut oil.  There is no sticking and it’s easy to remove the cake from the pan by grabbing the sides of the parchment paper and lifting it out.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free

Keywords: apple coffee cake, coffee cake, apple cake, paleo apple cake