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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Since I am lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant and hypoglycemic, this recipe will be perfect for me! I'll start to soak the beans tonight.

That recipe does look delicious! Sounds like another great cook book to have!

That coffee cake looks delicious! I'm passing the recipe along to my gluten sensitive friends!

I would love to have all the books mentioned on this blog. Maybe some day....

Sounds wonderful!!!

As soon as I can get a hold of some coconut flour, I will absolutely make this. It looks delicious!

I would LOVE to win Kelly's newest cookbook. Thanks for a great giveaway!!

Hi Ali,

I've been following your blog for quite some time but never posted a comment. I have Kelly's original book and have utilized many of her recipes to the delight of my family. In addition to numerous food restrictions, I've been successful at cutting out 99% of the refined sugar from our diets. Would love to have a copy of Kelly's new book!

I so appreciate the time and effort you, Kelly and other health & nutrition-minded people put into sharing your wealth of knowledge!


This looks great, I will have to sub for the Stevia. My body doesn't tolerate it. And the walnuts, I am allergic.

I think I will make this for Christmas morning.

Audrey J

Love this site. This recipe looks fabulous...I think I'll have to make it this weekend.
Thank you.

I would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

What a wonderful sounding cake. I will have to make it when my family visits. I hope you'll pick me (along with everyone else!)

Debbi F.

Looks tasty! Is there a substitute for the stevia?

I'm so thankful to you amazing Wizards coming up with all these gluten free recipes for families that have children that have gluten, dairy, egg sensitivity. We love all the recipes! We look forward to more of your amazing creations!

looks like a great recipe. Thanks.

I'm very excited to make this coffee cake. Thanks for creating and sharing so many wonderful delicious and nutritious recipes. I sure appreciate it!

This recipe looks delicious. Unfortunately, I cannot do the eggs but would love to have her cookbook to help with my dietary restrictions!

This is delicious and perfect for these cooler mornings! Love the texture and flavor! Thanks for sharing!

Shared on Facebook & Twitter.

I am drooling over this new cookbook! I adore her first book, and I can only imagine that this one is just as wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Looks so yummy. I will be trying this recipe soon - maybe today!!!

It's a good thing that I have eaten breakfast before seeing this! Looks great for my families diet! ~Debbie

Tweeted! --Lori

I would like to enter! (E.M.)

Shared on facebook!

I love the idea of a protein rich treat! --Lori

Yeah for grain free! I'm filing this one away in the must try! I need to make a few adjustments like you, but it looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing this and all the recipes you share!

Very Glad I came across your blog. Looking forward to trying this!-- LBJ

Looking forward to trying this over the holidays

I have white beans in the fridge and am going to make this Sunday afternoon for a treat!

Looks great! Now that I can eat eggs again, I'm excited to try the coconut flour I bought.

I absolutely LOVE your recipes! This coffee cake from Kelly looks amazing, too. I have Kelly's first cookbook and absolutely love it! I was actually out near her in Boulder doing Bauman's Natural Chef program this past Spring - what a great place to be! Her new cookbook would be great to add to my repertoire for clients with food allergies :-)

OMG!!! I have never seen a grain free cake that looks so good! I have been grain free for health reasons and am SO going to make this!!!

Looks Yummy!

Shared it on Twitter too.

This looks great! I love beans in cake.

Shared on Facebook.

This recipe looks great. Can't wait to try it out since I've bought some coconut flour :>)

Shared on Facebook.

Wow, that coffee cake looks so tasty! I was really excited to see the words "grain-free" as well because I just eliminated grains from my diet! I would love to win Kelly's new book to see what else I could do without grains :)

Thanks! I'm excited to try it and to pass it on to my friend who is on a strict grain-free diet. :)

I would LOVE to win this cookbook! Kelly's recipes always rock.

YUM! Consider this my official entry. :) Can't wait!

I have just recently gone gluten, soy, dairy and casein and refined sugar free. It has been quite the learning experience (in a good way!) I would love to have this cookbook in my repertoire.

Posted this on Twitter.

Shared on Facebook. For those who are dairy, refined sugar, soy and gluten free this book would be a Godsend! The recipe looks wonderful and I will be giving it a try soon!

Oh, that cake looks good! Can't wait to get Kelly's book and try out all her new recipes. I just ordered coconut flour last week, so I'd be ready, plus I cooked beans and froze them. Don't want to miss out on any of that goodness! Thanks for the tip on the baking time and overall great review, Ali! I'm not entering the giveaway, but good luck to all who are! :-)


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Awesome giveaway, I really want her book :D

Wow - that looks fantastic. I've been trying to avoid wheat, and other grains, more lately, but grain free baking hadn't entered my head.

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