Classic Cinnamon Coffee Cake {Paleo, GF, DF}

coffee cake on grey plate with fork

4 from 2 reviews

This classic cinnamon coffee cake is completely paleo, gluten free, and nut free! It’s a healthy twist that tastes just like the traditional version!



Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Streusel


  1. Preheat oven to 375F and grease a 9″ cake pan with coconut oil.
  2. In a large food processor, puree sweet potato.
  3. Add in the remaining coffee cake ingredients and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  4. For the streusel, combine coconut flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  5. Add half of the coffee cake batter to the pan and top with half of the coconut flour streusel,
  6. Add remaining coffee cake batter on top and finish with the remaining streusel (if you need more, you can make another batch!).
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.


*Make sure that you bake your sweet potato rather than steaming or microwaving it- baking it helps to remove some of the moisture so that the cake isn’t soggy.

*If you’re using an orange sweet potato, I recommend a Jewel sweet potato over a Garnet- garnet yams tend to be moisture and have a stronger sweet potato taste