Gluten Free Apple Blueberry Crumb Cake

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Traditional crumb cakes are made with plenty of sugar and butter. This mouthwatering gluten-free version is made without refined sugars or butter. The heavenly layers of moist cake and fresh fruit topped with generous amount of crumb are what makes this recipe a winner. Serve warm for breakfast with a scoop of yogurt or as a snack later in the day. Kids especially love this tasty gluten-free apple blueberry crumb dessert

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CRUMB TOPPING
  • 1 cup almond meal (coarser grind then almond flour)
  • 1 cup GF rice flour
  • 1 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • FOR THE CAKE
  • 2 cups all purpose gluten free flour blend
  • 1 tsp. GF baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk (preferably reduced fat)
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large apples, peeled and roughly grated
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. GF tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • GF Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 330 F and line a 9 x 12-inch baking pan with parchment paper
  • CRUMB TOPPING
  • Mix together almond meal, flour, cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium size bowl. Pour melted coconut oil and maple syrup over mixture, and using a spatula mix until small to medium clumps form
  • CAKE
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda and ¼ teaspoon salt
  • In a separate bowl beat the eggs until fluffy, and then add buttermilk, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Continue to beat until creamy
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and using a spatula mix until smooth. Spoon batter into prepared pan
  • Using a fork mix together apples, blueberries, tapioca starch and cinnamon and spread evenly on top of the batter, and then sprinkle crumb topping on top.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown. Cool cake on a wire rack for 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm or room temperature


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