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

Servings: 1 9" cake
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
This Coffee Cake is a fluffy and moist vanilla cake with a cinnamon-sugar swirl inside, plus a delicious crumble on top. It's seriously hard to believe it's refined sugar free, low fat, high protein, high fiber and gluten free!



  • 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 Eggs
  • 3 Large Egg Whites
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tbs Liquid Stevia Extract
  • 1 tsp Natural Butter Flavor



  • 40g (⅓ cup) Oat Flour
  • 48g (¼ cup) Nektar Honey Crystals (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 31g (2 tbs) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 3 tbs Chopped Nuts (optional -- hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, etc.)


For the Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spray a 9" cake pan with cooking spray and line with a parchment paper circle.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, erythritol, baking powder and salt.
  • 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:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the erythritol and cinnamon.

For the Topping

  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together all of the ingredients.

To Assemble:

  • 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!

Recipe 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.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 1/8th of cake)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2.5g16%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 240mg10%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Cake & Cupcakes
Keyword: Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Fat