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!


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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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I am looking for recipes that kids who need to avoid gluten will really like. Thanks for this recipe.

I am going to try this recipe

I love your blog, it has really helped change my life and now my family, extended family and so on!

Well, I just turned this into chocolate coffee cake with the addition of Cocoa Powder and used plain, unsweetened coconut as the topping (We live in a nut-free house)

What an amazing delight to have such a wonderful composition of GREAT TASTING gluten-free recipes to offer those of us who have a difficult time weaning off the gluten!!
I would absolutely love to try out those great recipes starting with that gorgeous gluten free coffee cake - as this is one of my pitfalls into gluten eating! - Thank you for caring about the health & well being of your readers!

Ali, I love this recipe! I've made at twice this year already! I'm a nutrition student at Georgia State University and for one my classes I have to write a standardized recipe for something I like to make. I'm hoping to use this one and I really love your photo. Would you mind if I added it to my project? I will cite your website and It would go no further than my professor and fellow students. Thanks!


I love bean cake recipes, this looks great. I plan on making this for New Years Day brunch. I could use this cookbook as I have a son w/ ASD ( who is getting better everyday w/ diet, detox, and supplements). I need all the great resources we can get! Thanks!

This coffee cake was fantastic! I made it for Christmas day, and it was gone by the following morning. I left out the stevia, used maple syrup in place of honey, and used date sugar in the topping.... it was just sweet enough and really moist and scrumptious. Great recipe! Thanks, as always, for sharing!

I'm so excited! Thanks for this wonderful oppurtunity Ali!

Finally got around to making this recipe. I didn't have any walnuts so I used pecans for the topping. It was so delicious. We all loved it. Thanks for all the fantastic recipes. I am gearing up for the 28day elimination diet after the holidays. The recipes in your book and the site will really come in handy for that.

I could really go for a slice of this right now! Yum.

Wow, I have been introduced to many new things through a nutritionist and now this would be wonderful ... Angela Kidder

This looks delicious and I have been wanting Kelly's new book!

Ali, very nice review :) I can just see you kids flipping through picking out the recipes they want to make. You are such a great mom. ;)


that looks divine. So happy for Kelly and her new book. She does amazing things with food !

I have got to try this recipe. With candida, it is so hard to digest grains of any kind.

Thought you might want to stop by and put your link into the Gluten Free Linky

Thanks Terry
My Journey With Candida

Shared on facebook! :)

Facebooked :)

Twitted :)

Oh, that is an interesting recipe! The book is certainly quite interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

This looks so good! On the list to make this weekend! Thanks Ally!

Just found this blog today. Recipes look delish. Can't wait to try it! MG

Shared on facebook. :)

Shared on twitter. :)

tweet tweet! lots of followers to see this today. I want to eat some now! Lori

This is on my facebook this morning! Lori

I have been GF for over a year and trying to eat less grains in general. If only I could find treats that I could enjoy as well as the rest of my family...this cake night be it! I would love to have an entire book of recipes like this!

What a great giveaway! So nice to have recipes that are safe for GF friends and family. Thanks!

My first comment on your site (although I've been enjoying it for some time)! :)

I've been dabbling in Gluten-free baking recently, but never tried grain-free baking. That'd be so interesting to try!


Commenting again! All of facebook now knows how bad I want this cookbook, and now they can all see how yummy grain-free coffee cake can be, and maybe all my friends will want Kelly's new cookbook as bad as I do!

OK! I just made my first official tweet...I want this cookbook that bad, I was willing to tweet for you!

I would love to win. Thank you for sharing!

Barbara B.

sounds like a great book!

Looks like it would be yummy with a nice cup of tea! (I know it's coffee cake but I like tea)

shared on fb too! :)

how exciting! thanks for the generous giveaway, ali, and good luck to everyone!

p.s. we're still enjoying leftovers of your oatmeal pumpkin cookies! they were a big hit... and so delicious!!! :)

This sounds really tasty! I can't wait to try it! And her book sounds great!

I have been raised on flour , sugar and salt like most. I love the way you and others have taken the time to make some of your recipes and help available to teach better health through better eating.
Thank you, and I too would love to have one of the books.

sistika at gmail dot com

also a FB follower

Can't wait to try this recipe. Everything you post is delicious!
Diane Prather

This recipe looks delicious. I can't wait to give it a try.

The cookbook sounds great! What a delicious looking recipe. I'll have to try it soon.

Love the Spunky Coconut! Please enter me! LJ

Please enter me! bubbetta at hotmail dot com

Read you often, but seldom comment. This looks so good. Hope to win the book!

I love the coffee cake recipe! I have been on the gluten free program since I found out I have MS! Thanks for all the great recipes and help!

Looks like a wonderful cookbook! Thanks!

Wow I so want this book looks oh so yummy..!

I have Kelly's first cookbook and love it! I've made many of her recipes and they are so healthy. I'd love to win her new one!

This recipe looks sooo yummy! Thanks so much! I've shared it on facebook so others can enjoy it too :) I'd love to win the cookbook! I will surely be telling others about the cookbook too.. so they too can enjoy such great recipes! :)

Oh what a great cookbook!

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