Gluten free apple coffee cake

So yesterday I decided to make another cake alternative for my diabetic and Celiac friends. I made this gluten free apple coffee cake that even though it is gluten free, you will not be able to tell. Anyone that likes desserts and cake will love this recipe.

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I love baking with oat flour, not only because it is gluten free but because it is healthier for you. If you don’t have oat flour you can make your own in a matter of two minutes. All you need is gluten free rolled oats, a food processor and you are good to go.

I know a few people suffering from celiac disease are still sensitive to gluten free rolled oats, if you are one of them you could use a mixture of brown rice flour and almond flour for the batter in this cake. I would suggest half of each so 1 1/4 cup brown rice flour and 1 1/4 cup almond flour.

I also used Truvia Brown sugar blend to decrease the calories and carbohydrates for my diabetic friends. The sweetness will still be there, not the calories. This post is also part of Truvia’s Friendsgiving program so I hope you enjoy the other recipes. This cake is very typical of the holidays…a better alternative to the conventional apple coffee cake recipes out there though!

I baked this gluten free apple coffee cake on a 7 inch springform baking pan so it is slightly smaller in size. I am sure there is going to be plenty of dessert in your Thanksgiving table to go around so no need to make huge cakes.

I hope you like this gluten free apple coffee cake. Mine was gone in a matter of two days. Experimenting with a few desserts these past few days has been a lot of work but a lot of fun.


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Gluten free apple coffee cake

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 1 hour





Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 7 inch springform pan.

In a mixing bowl, with a spatula, combine egg, oil, milk, yogurt, vanilla and sugar. You can also use a stand mixer.

To make the oat flour, place the rolled oats in your food processor and pulse until pulverized. Add the flour and baking powder to the mixing bowl and combine. Pour thick batter onto the prepared baking pan. Place apples over the batter like in the picture.

In another bowl combing streusel topping and place over the apples. Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. I baked my cake for 50 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan.

Remove cake from the pan and serve.

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  1. I have never used applesauce as a substitute but want to try this recipe! What a great idea to use apple butter, I LOVE that stuff! :)

  2. My kids eat so much applesauce! Usually they mix it in with their oatmeal for breakfast.

  3. Great recipe. Can I use oat flour for these? Lovely site:) I am looking for some oat flour recipes..

  4. Love it.. especially the coconut drizzle. I love using applesauce as a substitute in my baking.

  5. This looks so amazing, I love coffee cake so much!

  6. i love using applesauce instead of fats in baking!! :) these look delicious!

  7. These look phenomenal, Miryam! I might borrow your drizzle idea. Did you use canned or carton coconut milk? I have been adding applesauce to all my baked goods lately.

  8. Hi Miryam,

    I am a Community Nutrition Educator at a non-profit organization. I hold cooking classes and provide education to the food bank participants. At home, I’m not even sure I have baking oil because I substitute unsweetened applesauce in everything. We have a few fall themed cooking classes coming up and I use unsweetened applesauce in teaching the participants how to use low-cost ingredients in healthy baking/cooking. I would use the Musselman’s applesauce in the cooking classes as well as in the food pantry.

    Thank you!,

  9. I absolutely love baking with applesauce and can never have enough healthy muffin recipes on hand. Love this Miryam!

  10. I started to make these today but I’m a little confused. You say to stir half the apples into the batter but never mention what to do with the other half. You just say to put the streusel over the apples. Can you clarify please? Thanks!

  11. I’ll make these apple coffeecake muffins, and then I’ll use some of the rest to substitute for oil in another recipe. If there’s any left, I’ll warm it in the microwave, sprinkle cinnamon on it, and enjoy its delicious goodness!

  12. Definitely would use the apple sauce to make these! Thank you for all your great recipes!

  13. Just took these out of the oven. They look and smell amazing. I can’t wait for them to cool off.

  14. They are wonderful. I was going to wait until tomorrow to eat one, but never made it beyond the time it took for them to cool off. Thank you for the recipe.

  15. I use applesauce in my GF pancake recipe I make every week!  With food allergies, we can’t buy much, if anything pre-made.  I can’t wait to try this recipe! Looks so yummy! I’m hoping my all purpose GF flour mix will work in it! 

  16. These look amazing! Any sub for the brown rice flour? I have several flours in my pantry and would prefer not to buy another one!

  17. Wow..Amazing apple coffee cake jumbo muffins! I found your post from Pinterest! I’m also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thanks for sharing healthy recipe and nutrition facts, Miryam!

  18. Legit speechless, that apple coffee cake jumbo muffins recipe looks unreal! Definitely I will make it on the weekend for my family.

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