Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

This recipe is down-right A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! You can not tell me that Paleo is bland, not a chance!!!

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake
Cake:
1/2 C Coconut Milk (or Coconut Milk Kefir)
2 Eggs
1/4 C Raw Local Honey
1 tsp Vanilla
2 C Almond Flour
1/2 C Arrowroot Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt

Swirl:
2 tbsp Cinnamon
1/4 C Coconut Oil (or butter)
3 Tbsp Honey

Topping:
1/4-1/2 C Chopped Pecans or Walnuts
Preheat oven to 325. In separate bowls, combine dry cake ingredients and wet cake ingredients.

Pour wet into dry and stir to combine.  Pour into coconut greased 7X9 dish.
 Combine swirl ingredients and dollop onto cake.
 Using a knife, swirl in topping. Optional: Add on 1/4 C chopped pecans or walnuts. 
Place in preheated oven and bake 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. 

27 comments:

  1. I don't have arrowroot powder!!! What is that for, can I sub something else?

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  2. It is a thickener and gives it a traditional 'cake' consistency. I have found that most times I can substitute about 1/2 of the amount of coconut flour for the arrowroot. So in this case, I would try 1/4 C coconut flour instead of 1/2 C Arrowroot. Just watch it because it may change up the cooking time a bit. Hope that helps!

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  3. I have coconut flour, so I'll try it! Thanks!

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  4. How did the coconut flour work?

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  5. I've been trying to figure out calories for this cake. Any ideas?

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  6. Sorry, I don't have a clue. We don't worry about calories on the version of Paleo we stick to.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing. Since going paelo we have needed something for our sweet tooth. This is better than ALL I have ver tasted!

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    1. So glad you like it! This, along with the Peppermint Fudge, is my favorite dessert!

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  8. My sis has this pinned on pinterest so I can't wait to make it soon. It looks beautiful! I'll post back once I've tried it.

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    1. Can't wait to hear how you like it!

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    2. Okay,
      I didn't have arrowroot powder so I subbed something instead :) It wasn't paleo but next time I'll have it around to make it paleo.

      It smelled wonderful while it was baking. Score!

      I invited my mom and sister over and we all really enjoyed it. It wasn't so dad-gome sweet like other coffee cakes are. It was perfect!

      I goofed and added 3Tbsp cinnamon but it turned out just fine :)

      Good recipe! I'll post it on my blog later this week and will reference this post.

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    3. Sharing with my viewers today!
      http://easypeas-y.blogspot.com/2012/02/paleo-coffee-cake.html

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    4. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to go check it out!!

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  9. Loved it! http://passionatelypaleo.blogspot.com/

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  10. this is AH-MAZING!!! love love love this! My first paleo/primal dessert dish made without adding stevia (I'm horrible, should do the 21 day sugar detox but can't bring myself to do it) and this is absolutely sweet enough as is!

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  11. I made this yesterday and it is BY FAR the best paleo-friendly baked good we've tried yet. This one is going into my 'favorites' recipe book to be used whenever we have company. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much for the feedback! Your words made my night!! ;)

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  12. Everybody is begging for the recipe! It was a massive hit!!!

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  13. I'm allergic to almonds...is there another nut flour or something else i can substitute?

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    1. I have never worked with any other nut flour, but have heard good results from hazelnut flour. You might check into that a bit. Sorry, I'm not much help on this one!

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  14. I made this last night and it is delicious. I did not have the arrowroot so made it without it and it turned out fine. I'm curious to know what purpose that ingredient serves other then the nutrient value.

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    1. It does change the texture a bit. Gives it more of the traditional cakeyness that wheat flour produces. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and it turned out good!

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  15. Yes!! I'm SO sure my two kids (and hubby) are gonna just Love this!!

    Thanks a ton for sharing. :)

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  16. This was an awesome dessert. Thanks so much! I doubled the recipe to put in a 13x9 pan to bring to a bridal shower. Everyone loved it, even those not on a special diet. I'm on the Specific Carbohydrates Diet, so I substituted the arrowroot powder with half as much coconut flour, and the texture was fine. Very moist.

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  17. This has become one of our favorites! I substitute maple syrup for the honey. And sometimes, I make it without the swirl, adding chunks of fresh fruit instead (strawberries and peaches are our favorites). Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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