Chocolate Chunk Almond Swirl Coffee Cake (Gluten-Free)

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This Chocolate Chunk Almond Swirl Coffee Cake has only eight ingredients, and it is probably one of the most delicious protein-packed gluten-free coffee cakes.

When you combine chocolate, almond butter and oats, you know the coffee cake will taste good. Add only one gluten-free flour blend, maple syrup, butter and eggs, and the cake is ready for the oven. Nothing to it!

I can’t tell you just how delicious this chocolate chunk almond swirl coffee cake is. The texture is light without being crumbly, and the coffee cake is studded with delicious dark chocolate chunks and a maple almond butter swirl.

To keep this gluten-free coffee cake extra moist, I added butter and almond butter. Needless to say, this gluten-free snack has a chock full of protein.

I know coffee cakes are not known to be too healthy. However, by using maple syrup to sweeten the coffee cake, almond butter and certified gluten-free oats for extra protein and dietary fiber, you know that this gluten-free treat is healthy-ish.


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the gluten-free coffee cake details…

You will love this coffee cake recipe because it is so easy to make. First, you beat butter, eggs and maple syrup. Then mix in the dry ingredients with half the chocolate. Layer the cake pan with half the batter and swirl in the almond butter with a splash of maple syrup. Add another layer of the batter and sprinkle with the remaining chocolate. Done and DONE!

This insanely delicious gluten-free chocolate chunk almond swirl coffee cake is just the thing to serve for brunch or a late afternoon snack. The dark chocolate mixed with almond butter is so good!


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I promise you this gluten-free coffee cake is sure to satisfy when you need just a little bit of something sweet, chocolaty and delicious. The best part, this is not your typical coffee cake. This gluten-free snack will give you lasting energy and has some health benefits, like protein and dietary fiber.

So now you can have a sweet treat without feeling too guilty. If you are a lover of chocolate snacks, check out these gluten-free chocolate recipes. Enjoy!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup, divided
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. GF baking soda
  • 4 oz. GF chocolate chips or GF dark chocolate bar, chopped into small chunks, divided
  • 3/4 cup GF smooth almond butter, unsweetened
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  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and 3/4 cup maple syrup. Add eggs one at a time until creamy
  • In a separate bowl mix flour, oats and baking soda, Add to wet mixture and mix to combine. Stir in half the chocolate chips/chocolate chunks
  • Spread half the batter in the baking pan. Mix together almond butter and remaining 1/4 cup of maple syrup and swirl into to the dough.
  • Add remaining batter over the top and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chunks
  • Bake for 25 - 27 minutes, until just golden. Cool and cut into squares
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    3 Responses to Chocolate Chunk Almond Swirl Coffee Cake (Gluten-Free)

    • Laura, B. December 8, 2020

      this cake came out so delicious and super easy to make, thank you!

      • Kristina December 8, 2020

        always good to hear, thank you 🙂

    • Rhonda. W April 25, 2021

      easy recipe and delicious!

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