Healthy Coffee Cake

Healthy Coffee Cake — a fluffy and moist vanilla cake with a cinnamon-sugar layer hidden inside and a delicious crumble on top  ☕️🎂

So sweet and addicting and delicious, it’s seriously hard to believe it’s refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, high fiber and gluten free!

Healthy Coffee Cake (refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Coffee Cake (refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits Healthy Coffee Cake (refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Can you believe it’s February already?!  At work, we have to date everything we bake off so we know exactly when each dessert was made.  All day yesterday I was writing 1/31 (even 1/30 a few times) instead of 2/1 because it’s hard to comprehend that it’s already the second month of the new year.

And speaking of the new year…

RESOLUTTIONNSSS!

*crickets*

Did we all forget about those?

*whistles and looks away*

Healthy Coffee Cake (refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

One of my resolutions this year was to bake more and more healthy desserts for y’all.  While most people are totally fine with me using erythritol, I do get a few comments here and there asking if it can be subbed with other sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, agave, etc.

Since Coffee Cake has so many different components in it, I decided to use a special honey in the crumble.  And why is this honey so special?

BECAUSE IT’S GRANULATED HONEY!  😝🍯

It’s a fairly new concept in the food industry, but I know right now that it’s gonna explode into something huge…  because we ALL hate measuring honey.  You know how irritating it is to measure 3 tablespoons of honey for a recipe?  It’s a (sticky) pain in the ass.  That’s why granulated honey is so great — it delivers the rich and elegant taste of honey, but with the added convenience of measuring just like sugar.  I used Nektar Naturals Honey Crystals in this recipe, which is 100% natural, gluten free and non-GMO.

Healthy Coffee Cake (refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Have you fallen in love yet?  😍

And speaking of falling in love…

VALENTINE’S DAAAAYYYY!  💕

*irritated groans*

Don’t worry guys.  Whether you’re single or taken, I have the solution for you:  HEALTHY COFFEE CAKE  ☕️🎂

Everyone loves feeling loved.  The best way I know how to show people I love ’em is to give them a surprise gift here and there.  You can send the people you love Valentine’s Day Notes (for free!) on the Nektar Natural’s site.  On top of that, each little note will come attached with a packet of Nektar Naturals Honey Crystals as a “sweet treat for your sweet”  😘

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Now ain’t that just adorable?  Each note (aka “honeygram”) will be sure to brighten up someone’s day  🙂

And the same goes with this Healthy Coffee Cake.  Give out one slice and you’ll be loved forever!

Healthy Coffee Cake (refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

one 9" cake

Healthy Coffee Cake

Ingredients:

Cake
  • 112g (1 cup) Coconut Flour
  • 48g (¼ cup) Granulated Erythritol
  • ½ tbs Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 185g (¾ cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 150g (½ cup + 2 tbs) Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 114g (½ cup) Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Large Organic Eggs
  • 3 Large Organic Egg Whites
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tbs Stevia Extract
  • 1 tsp Natural Butter Flavor
Filling
  • 48g (¼ cup) Granulated Erythritol
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
Topping
  • 40g (⅓ cup) Oat Flour
  • 48g (¼ cup) Nektar Honey Crystals
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 31g (2 tbs) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 3 tbs Chopped Nuts (optional -- hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, etc.)

Directions:

For the Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spray a 9" cake pan with cooking spray and line with a parchment paper circle.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, erythritol, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a stand mixer bowl with whisk attachment, add the applesauce, milk, yogurt, eggs egg whites, vanilla extract, stevia extract and butter flavor.  Mix on medium speed.
For the Filling
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the erythritol and cinnamon.
For the Topping
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together all of the ingredients.
To Assemble
  1. Scoop half of the cake batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the filling over top.  Scoop the remaining cake batter on top and spread it out(I used an offset spatula).  Sprinkle the crumble topping over the cake and bake for 1 hour.  Let cool in the pan, then slice and serve!

Notes:

I made a simple icing to drizzle on top because I thought it was pretty.  I just used powdered erythritol + a tiny bit of almond milk to thin.
Recipe adapted from the Vanilla Cake in the Naughty or Nice Cookbook.

Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Coffee Cake (refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Not bad, amirite??

Just 160 calories and 4g of fat per slice, plus 7g of fiber and 9g of protein!!

Who can say “no” to another slice  😉

Healthy Coffee Cake (refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

11 comments on “Healthy Coffee Cake

  1. Whaaaaaat granulated honey?! Game-changer. I’ve GOTTA try this!! 🙂 You never cease to amaze me Jess! <3

  2. Awww! I’m totally going to use that Nektar Naturals sweet note generator. Too cute. 🙂 I like the idea of using more sugars like honey or agave rather than erythritol. I feel like more people would have those sweeteners on hand vs. the erythritol so you could be hitting a wider market!

  3. Love your crusade against measuring honey. I feel your pain! Never heard of granulated honey before. I’ll have to check it out! 

  4. As a fitness professional, nutrition coach, and sweets addict I thank you for your creativity, ingenuity, and your talent for making delicious and satisfying desserts. You really can have it all!

  5. I love that this cake is SUPER healthy too! High in protein, low in fat, high in fiber as well! Yum!

  6. This cake looks amazing!!! I don’t have granulated honey, so would i be able to use regular honey instead? Or would coconut sugar work better? 

  7. I love this recipe! What other flour I can substitute the oat flour with since I don’t have oat flour? Thanks !!

  8. Hi. Pretty and delicious-looking. What can I substitute for Erythritol? Truvia?
    Thanks. Lisa

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