Grain-Free Coffee Cake

Ali Segersten Dec 02, 2010 203 comments

This scrumptious gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free coffee cake recipe comes from Kelly Brozyna's new cookbook, Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts! It is one of those recipes that is nutritious enough to stand alone at breakfast time, though I prefer to serve it with a green smoothie! It is filled with cooked white beans, coconut flour, eggs, and a little honey and stevia! My children love this recipe and as the neighbor girl who was visiting today said, "I can't believe this is gluten-free, it is so good!"

As a kick-off to the giving season, I have one signed copy of her book that I am giving away today! In fact, every post in the next three weeks will have a book or product being given away to one of you! All you need to do is leave a comment below to enter.

Last year I reviewed Kelly's first book, The Spunky Coconut Cookbook. A year later, I am back with more praise for her second book! I love how nutritious and kid-friendly all of Kelly's recipes are. As the title describes, this book is grain-free, but also completely casein-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free. Many of the recipes are also egg-free. If you are vegan or are sensitive to eating eggs then you will still find plenty of recipes in this book to suit your needs. This book also works well for diabetics and others with blood sugar metabolism issues.

Both of Kelly's books are filled with beautiful, color photos. My children like to sit down with the new book and page through it picking out all of the recipes they want me to make! They also think it's pretty neat that I wrote the foreword for her book. Below is one of our favorite recipes from her book, enjoy!


About the Author

Ali Segersten

Alissa Segersten holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She is a Functional Nutritionist, the mother of five children, a whole foods cooking instructor, professional recipe developer, and cookbook author. She is passionate about helping others find a diet that will truly nourish them. Alissa is the author of two very popular gluten-free, whole foods cookbooks and guidebooks: The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook and Nourishing Meals. She is also the co-author of The Elimination Diet book. Alissa is the founder and owner of Nourishing Meals®.

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We just made Kelly's vanilla bean cake and my kids LOVED it! I would love to get my hands on her new cookbook!

This looks so yummy! I think I'm going to make it tomorrow morning for some friends coming over for breakfast!

Most coffee cakes are not nutritious, but this one looks like one I would try.

This cake looks wonderful! We have been trying to go grain free, and I just got some coconut flour not too long ago. Looks like I need to get Kelly's books. I am wondering if I can substitute coconut palm sugar for the stevia. I have found that stevia is now giving me a headache every time I eat it. I don't like headaches. If you have any idea, please let me know.


WOW, that cake looks great! I will try it once I am done with the elimination diet!

I really like the sweetener and fat profile of this recipe. I did (many, many years ago) make a pinto bean cake that was definitely a flop. White beans sound more promising.


Ali, that coffee cake is one of our favorites in our house. The only thing I change up from her recipe is that I use almond flour instead of coconut since my son tested to be slightly sensitive to coconut. I love how all of those eggs make it so spongy (I always use my neighbors fresh eggs from her Mom's chickens). What a healthy morning treat! It was what we just had onThanksgiving morning as well. What an awesome giveaway!

I am so excited to make this! I have vowed this Christmas season to make wonderful HEALTHY baked goods and treats instead of the usual suger. gluten filled ones. It makes me feel so great knowing that I will be giving so much more then just another baked good.

Looks delicious!

Oh YUM, that looks delicious Ali!

I can't wait to get a copy of Kelly's new cookbook, it's time for me to attempt grain-free baking, especially since I recently found out I am allergic to corn, OYE!

BTW, I have been making "Tom's Fruity Medicine Chest Smoothie" from your cookbook everyday for the past week and my kids actually LOVE it, so thank you, thank you, thank you!


the cofeecke sounds delish. I can't wait to try it. MJM

Time to cook up the white beans. This looks incredible! I haven't yet seen her book. With recipes like these, I am off to Village Books tonight.

I follow both you and Kelly's blogs, and I love both equally!! I have Celiac Disease, and have chosen to not consume dairy as well, so Kelly's blogs would help me out a lot! Thanks so much!

I will make this the next time my daughter-in-law comes, as she doesn't eat wheat, dairy, or sugar and I'm often stumped for something yummy to serve her for a sweet. Thanks!

I shared this on my Facebook! I wish I had twitter, but there are some things that I must resist. lol

I would LOVE to win this! I have been holding out. We are new to GF because of my DD and thanks to Kelley I have my sanity back (meaning I can still make those cookies)!

I'm making this tonight for my in-laws tomorrow in hopes of duping them into my "crazy" way of eating without even knowing it!

Cant wait to try this recipe and think it would be awesome if I could win this book!

Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Im thinking these will be fairly easy to make & Im sure it wont take much adapting in taste from the usual sweets we eat. Trying to eat healthier. Thanx for sharing,

I would love to have this cookbook as my very first gluten/dairy/sugar free cookbook! Making these positive changes lately have totally changed my life and I can't wait to explore new recipes!

I love Kelly's first book, and I would be thrilled to have her second book as well.

I made a marbled cake for my daughter's birthday with black beans in the chocolate part and white beans in the vanilla part. It was great - so moist! I bet this coffee cake will be the same and I look forward to trying it. Thanks!

My husband is going to love this! Thank you! Karen

This recipe looks great! I'm wondering how I can sub for 6 eggs though (my son is allergic to eggs) and the walnuts (I'm allergic to nuts). Is there a way to eat grain-free with those allergies?

All of Kelly's recipes look amazing!

YUM! Looks awesome!


I have been using ground almonds and beans to make pancakes and we love them! Will order coconut flour to try this.

Can't wait to try this! So happy to have some healthy and delicious recipes to choose from!


I am so happy to have a healthy protein filled treat to make for the holidays!

I still have yet to try this. It looks fantastic!

I would love to win this book! I LOVE Kelly's recipes =)

This cake looks wonderful! I am always looking for more gf/df recipes to make that the whole family will like! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Entering giveaway!

This looks great. I am always on the look out for treats that are not empty calories. I can not wait to make it. Kay

Yum!! And thanks for this site and your book! As a recently gluten and dairy free mom it has changed my life. I don't feel like we're missing out at all. In fact, it may be the other way around!

Yum, love baking with white beans!

That cake looks wonderful! I only wish grain-free cakes and muffins didn't require so many eggs (husband can't have them). Oh well, at least there's cookies!

That looks delicious! It's hard to find grain free baked goods without almond flour, so this is exciting for an almond-free diet.

Can you taste the beans? I made a black bean brownie recipe that did not go over well.

I'm thinking this will be a great treat to share at those Monday morning team meetings! I'd love to win Kelly's book; she always comes up with tasty recipes.

I have been waiting for this cookbook to come out with ants in my pants! After switching both my daughter and myself to a gluten free diet about two years ago we felt great for about 5-6 months...and then the more familiar I became with the flours and the tricks to make eating gluten-free (and dairy and soy free) delightful, the more I noticed our symptoms were creeping up again. I've found that we just have a tough time breaking down our carbs - and sugar has proven to be a detriment to us even in small amounts; The immune system just flat out revolts. I'm hoping to heal our guts through some suggestive diets and then, when we are ready, look out grain-free cupcakes!!

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Looks amazing! Can't wait to try it soon...

Hi There,
do you think I would be able to replace the honey with stevia in this recipe as I am fructose intolerant as well as gluten intolerant?
Thanks so much
Lucy P

Kelly's recipes are genius! Thanks for this great giveaway. I hope I win, this book is on my "must buy" list! xo Kim |

This is wonderful! Especially for those of us who are intolerant of most grains. I cannot wait to try it out. Thank you for all that you do!

This looks so good! Considering going grain free as still having issues from going gluten free.

Okay, I must get Kelly's new book! It's been on my list, but I just haven't done it yet. You've inspired me with this healthy, grain-free breakfast "treat." This is my kind of coffee cake. I love the idea that it's not laden with sugar and other not-so-healthy stuff.
Peace, love and healthy coffee cake!

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