Paleo Strawberry-Almond Coffee Cake

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Grain Free Strawberry-Almond Coffee CakeHere is another lovely recipe I had pinned from one of our Allergy Free Wednesday submissions.  This recipe originated at Simply Living Healthy. I really appreciate all the recipes on this blog, as like me, she avoids cane sugar, as well a host of other things.  Take some time to peruse her recipes, you won’t be disappointed, I know I never am!!

Once a traditional cinnamon-nut coffee cake, I decided a strawberry version was in order to celebrate the June season.    This cake was even more moist the next day, and the addition of strawberries was a winning one!  For an added treaty, I drizzled some fresh coconut butter over the the top!

Paleo Strawberry Almond Coffee Cake

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Grain Free Strawberry-Almond Coffee Cake
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 9
A lovely, moist coffee cake with no refined sugars to celebrate strawberry season!
  • 2½ cups blanched almond flour (I used Honeyville)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted, or allowed butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • Topping: ½ cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, softened (or allowed butter)
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup or honey (I think a granulated sugar like palm sugar would work too, I just haven't tried it yet!)
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake ingredients up to the strawberries and stir to incorporate.
  3. Fold in the diced strawberries.
  4. Press the thick and sticky dough into the prepared pan.
  5. Prepare your filling by combining the remaining ½ cup flour and oil, working the mixture with your hands or a pastry cutter to disperse the oil evenly.
  6. Mix in the maple syrup and sliced almonds.
  7. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the cake.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in to the middle comes out clean or the top is completely set.

Paleo Strawberry Almond Coffee Cake This post was shared with AIP Roundtable, Foodie Fridays, Real Food Fridays, Let’s Get Real Fridays,

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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41 comments on “Paleo Strawberry-Almond Coffee Cake
  1. I love how you adapted this recipe…I can’t wait to try it with the strawberries…I think cherries would be awesome too! Thank you for your kind words about my blog…

    • Lots flavor options here Andrea, with such a delicious base, it is hard to go wrong! (; I have a cranberry orange one mulling around in my head….lemon and coconut or raspberry…hmmm…so many possibilities!

  2. Briita says:

    These look amazing, what is the white drizzle on the ones in the picture

  3. Marty says:

    lovely! But it has eggs…sigh

    • I know Marty…grain free with no eggs has yet to work for me!! Good thing almost all my other baked goods ARE egg free! I am doing a month long grain free try to see how I respond after all i have been reading about it….

  4. Beautiful, Tessa! Just beautiful. I’d really LOVE a piece right now with a cup of coffee!

  5. Birgit says:

    OMG…..i nearly jumped out of bed to head to the kitchen making this…lol….considering its only 5am i guess i wait a couple more min but I’m soo gonna make this today :p thank you soo much for sharing this recipe :-)

  6. This recipe looks soooo good! I’ll have to buy some strawberries this week :)

  7. Balvinder says:

    This is such a beautiful grain free coffee cake. And, I also checked the coconut butter, Wow just unsweetened dessicated coconut.I am going to try this.

  8. This looks delicious! I’m going to have to try it :)

  9. Chaya says:

    This cake is just right for my family. Actually, with the strawberries, it is better than just right. It is perfect. Thanks for sharing it. If you have a minute would you put it in the Recipe Box.

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Your Strawberry Almond Coffee Cake looks beautiful and would be delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  12. April Harris says:

    What a lovely seasonal coffee cake. It looks and sounds absolutely scrumptious!

  13. Randa says:

    We made this with blueberries as we didn’t have strawberries… absolutely delicious! Thank you.

  14. Vicky says:

    This is a beautiful cake Tessa!

  15. This looks SO GOOD!!! I’m visiting from Foodie Friday and I’m going to pin this right now. Yummy!

  16. This sounds fantastic and will definitely be on our table this weekend. Love all the ideas for variations.

  17. Miz Helen says:

    Tessa, this is a delicious Coffee Cake that we will really enjoy. Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. Although my family has managed to avoid any allergies, this still looks amazing! I just don’t normally buy some of those ingredients. I’m seeing more and more yummy recipes that use almond flour and coconut oil though, so I may have to try them out.
    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

  19. Diane Balch says:

    I have some almond flour that I wanted to bake with… I love the taste and texture of it. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe on foodie friday.

  20. Oh my gosh this looks super tasty!
    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

  21. It’s strawberry season here in CA and so the boys and I made this today. WOW! It’s so good! Definitely going on my next meal plan for April. Hope it sends some new friends your way. BTW, I’m always recommending you and the Allergy-Free Wednesdays crew to people who emailasking about allergy-friendly recipes. Blessings, Kelly
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  22. I’m in the process of making these right now. I’m wondering if I did something wrong though. :-/ My batter was not thick and sticky once I added the strawberries, and my topping was too wet to “sprinkle” on. It’s also taking way longer than 30 minutes to bake. It’s close at 45 minutes, but I just put it back in for 5 more minutes. I do live in Denver, so maybe the altitude is affecting it??? Any ideas where I may have gone wrong?

    • If your batter was not thick Kirsten, that means there was something off in the liquids…maybe the size of your eggs? Also, altitude will definitely effect baking times, always does. I live in Portland, OR area, so I am close to sea level. I hope an extended bake time remedied things….I always hate it when things do not turn out, so frustrating! Next time, add more almond flour!!

      • Thanks so much for the quick reply! :-) I also remembered that I used thawed-out frozen strawberries that I used my Pampered Chef food chopper to dice. Maybe they were too juicy???

        I think it’s finally done now – very moist due to the juiciness LOL. But YUMMY!!! :-) I may just have to make it again to figure out what went wrong. 😉

        • Mystery solved them Kirsten! Strawberries have a ton of water in them, and when they are frozen/thawed, more water is released…so that was definitely your issue. In the future, don’t be afraid to add more flour if it *feels* right! paleo baked goods usually have very stiff batters in my experience!
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  23. So, I just put this in the oven – the PERFECT use for leftover strawberries and a random bag of almond meal! The raw batter was DIVINE, that texture is unbelievable : ) Will be reblogging this week, and of course, crediting you : )
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  24. Oh my… oh my oh my!!! This looks fabulous! My strawberries are just about ready to start harvesting and this is now on my list to try!

    This recipe would also be perfect as a part of Naturally Sweet Tuesday, if you’re interested in adding it!

    All the best, ~Aubree

  25. Linda Warren says:

    Love the fact that this recipe does without all the processed sugars and flours and still looks so delicious. I am new to baking with almond flour but love the results I’ve had so far. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing on Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

  26. Hi Tessa,

    Just wanted to let you know I am featuring this recipe this week at Naturally Sweet Tuesdays! The linkup is live now for this week as well, I hope to see you there! Take care, ~Aubree
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  27. Christina says:

    This looks yummy!!
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  28. Marla says:

    Hi Tessa,
    Wow this sounds delicious and would make a great breakfast bread. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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