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This Apple Coffee Cake is paleo and made with almond flour and coconut sugar for sweetness!

Apple Coffee Cake (paleo)

  • Author: Kelsey
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x


This Apple Coffee Cake is paleo and made with almond flour and coconut sugar for sweetness!




  • 2 cup blanched almond flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½  cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup ghee, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 2 cups peeled & chopped apples
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg


  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp melted ghee


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 pyrex pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl combine the cake ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • For the filling, in a medium saucepan combine apples and water and bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer, covered for about 5 minutes until apple are tender.
  • In a small bowl combine ¼ cup coconut sugar, 1 tsp. arrowroot, 1 tsp cinnamon and ½ tsp nutmeg. Pour that into the apple mixture and stir, cooking until thickened and bubbly.  
  • In a separate smaller bowl combine the topping ingredients into a crumble mixture.
  • Pour ½ of the cake batter into the prepared pan and spread out evenly.  Then take the apple filling and and sprinkle it evenly over the batter.
  • Scoop the rest of the batter on top of that and spread it out evenly and finish it by sprinkling the topping mixture  evenly on top. 
  • Bake the coffee cake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (or with small crumbles).
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes