paleo coffee cake

Paleo Coffee Cake

Early on a Sunday morning, you can find me singing along with my favorite tunes in my cozy kitchen while I whip up something special for breakfast. My go-to recipe is this delicious Paleo Coffee Cake that combines sweet and savory into one delectable dish. Every bite melts in your mouth like butter while filling it with nutty goodness and warm spices. Best yet, all the ingredients are healthfully sourced from natural foods experienced fit foodies already have at home! No matter what time or day you make it - from afternoon tea to a midweek midnight snack - this homemade coffee cake will quickly become part of your cherished family traditions. This Paleo Coffee Cake recipe came from Patti A, a customer of our Honey House. We are fortunate to get to know our customers and share stories.

paleo crumb cake on wood table with blue checkered napkin

The Paleo diet encourages followers to turn back time to the caveman's time. I wrote about my feelings on this diet in general in our Paleo Pumpkin Muffins recipe. I am not a big follower of this diet, but to the extent that it is gluten-free and processed-sugar-free, I see results in my life when I take the white out of my diet. Pattie A. has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and found the Gluten-Free Paleo diet very helpful for her health.

How to Make Paleo Coffee Cake

  1. Gather all of the ingredients you need for this recipe.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. If using dried apricots, place them in a pot and cover them with water.
  4. Bring to a boil and let them sit and plump up.
  5. Best if done the day before.
  6. Mix the dry ingredients.
  7. Add the wet ingredients and stir through.
  8. Chop the apricots up and add them to the cake mix.
  9. Pour the mixture into a lined cake tin.
  10. In another bowl, combine the topping mixture and sprinkle over the cake mixture evenly.
  11. Place in oven and cook for 30-35 minutes.

Learn more about the Paleo Diet and decide if it's good for you. In theory:

The paleo diet can improve your health by eliminating high-fat and processed foods that have little nutritional value and too many calories. This plan emphasizes loading up on fruits and vegetables that are bursting with healthy vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which fills you up faster so you eat less, helping curb weight gain. You’ll lose weight because any time you restrict entire food groups, your calorie intake tends to be lower, Sandon says.

Lona Sandon, PhD, RD

Adapting this Paleo Coffee Cake

Our recipes are designed to be inspirational. That’s the way we see it. Don't make this Paleo Crumb Cake Recipe exactly the way our recipe shows. Get creative. Experiment. Try something different. Here are some ideas in case you need a little boost with adapting this recipe:

  • Add some blueberries or a combination of your favorite berries to the batter to moisten it. Cherries were better than dried apricots.
  • Can you imagine a teaspoon of dried lavender added to the batter? That would be so good!
  • Sprinkle 1 tsp. ground cinnamon into the batter.
  • Why not serve with a bit of honey drizzle?

If you love paleo recipes, try these Paleo Pumpkin Muffins!