Gluten-Free Walnut Coffee Cake

Published on Sep 19, 2016

  by   Kristina Stosek

9 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Serves: 12 slices
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Extra special Gluten-Free Walnut Coffee Cake for breakfast, brunch or a late afternoon snack. What makes this coffee cake better and more flavourful is the healthy walnutscinnamon and the buttermilk.

What makes this gluten free walnut coffee cake extra moist?

Replacing buttermilk for butter makes this a lower fat coffee cake. And not only are the calories lower, but the buttermilk adds unexpectedly moist texture to this gluten-free coffee cake.

serving suggestion

If you are thinking of serving this cake as an extra special gluten-free dessert, drizzle the cake with vanilla sauce, you will love it. By adding the vanilla sauce, a simple coffee cake becomes a delicious dessert.

a slice of walnut snacking cake with vanilla sauce on a plate


Gluten-Free Walnut Coffee Cake Recipe Overview

For the recipe, it is straight forward. Mix the sweetener with walnuts, fresh lemon juice and cinnamon. Set aside. The mixture of fresh lemon juice and cinnamon make the walnut swirl extra flavorful.

mix dry with wet ingredients

In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Next, whisk the wet ingredients and mix with the dry until smooth.

add the walnut swirl mixture

Swirl in the walnut mixture and transfer the batter into your favourite bundt pan. This is my favourite bundt pan because it is non-stick and makes the cake look pretty.

cool the walnut coffee cake in the pan

Bake, cool, slice and enjoy as is, or with our delicious, simple vanilla sauce.

Yummy, all the way. If you like this recipe, you will enjoy our healthy gluten-free breakfast muffin.

vanilla sauce dripping from a teaspoon

 Gluten-Free Vanilla Sauce Recipe

  1. 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  2. 1/4 cup coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
  3.  1/4 cup cream
  4.  1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

 While whisking, cook in a small saucepan for 3 – 5 minutes, until slightly thickened. Cool and drizzle over baked cake.

It you love a good bundt cake, you must try this gluten-free walnut coffee cake recipe. The moist and tender crumb of this gluten-free dessert is one you will remember! Or try our delicious Gluten Free Mocha Pecan Bundt Cake.


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I have used only olive oil or butter in this recipe and found that olive oil was the lightest option in this recipe. Maybe you can try fruit juice, but I don’t know how it will affect the texture. Sorry, can’t help :-(


This recipe sounds delicious! I am on a low calorie diet though. Can I substitute olive oil with anything lighter? Thanks!

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