(Almost) Gluten Free Cinnamon Coffeecake

cinnamon cake_21On a snowy day, something warm with cinnamon sounds tasty. So yesterday as it snowed I made this tasty sounding recipe, with a few tweaks, to enjoy with some coffee. This started out as a gluten free recipe using 2.5 c almond flour instead of the 2 c of the custom flour blend I used.

(Almost) Gluten Free Cinnamon Coffeecake

2 c flourcinnamon cake_16
¼ tsp sea salt
½ tsp baking soda
½ c walnuts, coarsely chopped
½ c raisins
¼ c applesauce
¼ c unsalted butter, melted
2 large egg
⅓ c milk

Topping
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp ground or sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, walnuts and raisins in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together the applesauce, butter, milk and eggs. Stir the wet ingredients into the almond flour mixture until thoroughly cinnamon cake_17combined. Spread the batter in the baking dish.

Mix cinnamon, butter, brown sugar and almonds in a bowl. Sprinkle the topping over the cake batter.

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cook 1 hour, then serve.

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Although I don’t personally have a gluten allergy, I typed up a lot of recipes for times when I am baking for someone who does. This is one of the cookbooks I found at the library: The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook: Breakfasts, Entrees, and More by Elana Amsterdam. This is a great resource for people who have gluten allergies and still want more moist baked goods.

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(Almost) Gluten Free Very Vanilla Cupcakes

cupcakes I went through a phase last year of finding gluten free recipes. My husband had a co-worker with the allergy and on bring food days no one remembered. So I made deserts and sides with her allergy in mind so she would be able to join everyone in their group lunches. I checked out about 4 cookbooks from the library to get recipes and typed up the ones that sounded good, or that I could use the main Almond Flouringredients and make my own version. This is one of those my own version ones, so if you need gluten free just use 2.5 c almond flour instead of the combo of flours I used. I also baked them in the mini muffin pan, I think the end bake time was around 20 minutes.

Almost Gluten Free Very Vanilla Cupcakes

1¼ c almond flourcupcakes in pan
1 c custom flour blend
2 eggs
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/3 c applesauce
2 Tbsp organic agave nectar
3 tsp sugar (raw or regular)
3 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice (or Real Lemon, depending on what you have on hand)
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350°. Line 10 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks until pale yellow with a handheld mixer, then whisk in the butter, applesauce, agave nectar, vanilla extract and lemon juice. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks with a handheld mixer. Gently fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine the flours, salt and baking soda, then gently fold into the egg mixture. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the tops are golden brown or a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool for 30 minutes. Frost if desired then serve.

IMG_3314I don’t personally have a gluten allergy, but I typed up a lot of recipes for times when I am baking for someone who does. This is one of the cookbooks I found at the library: The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook: Breakfasts, Entrees, and More by Elana Amsterdam. This is a great resource for people who have gluten allergies and still want more moist baked goods.