Allergy Friendly + Gluten Free + Vegan - Classic Cinnamon Coffee Cake

We recommend sweetening this coffee cake recipe with a dairy-free glaze and a maple syrup crumble. The coffee cake is also great on its own. Who doesn’t love cake for breakfast?

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Makes: 1 loaf


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk of choice
1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Crumble (optional)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Glaze (optional)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk of choice
1/2 teaspoon rice bran or liquid coconut oil


Preheat your oven to 360°F. Grease a loaf pan with any your oil of choice.


For the cake: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well.

Pour into the prepared loaf pan. If you’re making the crumble and glaze, sprinkle the crumble on top of the cake batter, and reserve the glaze.

Bake for 45 - 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool completely and top with the glaze. Rewarm the glaze in the microwave if it is too cool or solid to pour.

Slice and enjoy!


For the glaze: Combine the oil and milk in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.

Quickly whisk in the powdered sugar until all lumps are gone.

Note: This recipe works great in any shape - muffins, cake pans, or loaves. Just adjust your baking time to account for the change in size!