Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake/Quick Bread

Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake

Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake

I cannot wait for you to try this Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe, it is seriously out of this world! I guarantee you’ll not want to share ANY of this cake and you may find yourself eating it for dinner! (Don’t worry, I won’t judge);) It is moist and dense, yet light at the same time–I can’t fully explain it, it is the magic that is this cake! And the fantastically thick layer of streusel topping is a delightful contrast in texture and makes it all the more heavenly.

Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake

Ok so let’s get down to business so you can start serving this baby up!
I used a 9 inch cake pan for the featured cake, but 8X8 baking pan works beautifully if you prefer square slices. Be sure to line the pan with parchment paper, it will make life much easier. This Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake needs to bake for about an hour. Rotate the pan 180 degrees at 30 minutes in and cover completely with foil. And this is important; let the cake cool COMPLETELY after you take it out of the oven. I know it’s hard to wait, but it is necessary with this type of grain-free cake and it is absolutely worth the wait. You may heat to serve later if desired. Finally, I’ve included the recipe for the drizzled icing at the end if you’d like to use that as well. Enjoy and Happy Baking!! 🙂
Grain Free Vegan

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Grain Free Vegan

Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake

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  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 3/4 cup +1 Tbsp Potato Starch (Not Potato Flour).
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons Baking Powder (grain-free Hain brand)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon Guar Gum (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup Melted Vegan Butter (Earth Balance)
  • 1.5 tablespoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1.5 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 3/4 cup Potato Starch
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Butter (Earth Balance)
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Whisk together almond flour, potato starch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and guar gum.
  3. Add apple sauce, almond milk, melted vegan butter, vanilla extract and apple cider vinegar. Stir until all is incorporated evenly. Batter will be thick. Add in blueberries and mix again.
  4. Pour and spread batter into parchment paper lined 8×8 pan. (If you dip a rubber spatula in water, it will make it easier to spread the batter smoothly).
  6. Whisk together additional ingredients reserved for the topping–almond flour, potato starch, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  7. Cut vegan butter into dry mix.
  8. Add pecans, vanilla, almond milk and work hands though until crumbly.
  9. Spread crumble topping evenly over batter and place in oven.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. At 30 minutes in, rotate the pan 180 degrees and cover with foil.
  11. Remove cake from oven and place pan on cooling rack. It will feel a touch soft in the center. It is important to let the cake cool completely before serving. It can then be reheated later if preferred. Cut into squares and drizzle with icing if desired. (To make the icing pictured, just combine 3/4 cup grain-free powdered sugar-I use “Wholesome” brand, 1.5 Tbsp Almond Milk, 1 tsp Vanilla and a dash of salt). Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr

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  1. This coffee cake looks delicious! I love that it is egg free as well. Do you have a preference for the brand of almond flour that you use? I’m wondering if Bob’s Red Mill will work, or if you need the finer one like Honeyville.

    1. Hi Angela, thank you so much for your kind comment!:-) I prefer Bob’s Red Mill overall, I feel like I always end up with better results in taste and texture. If there is ever a recipe where I need the almond flour to be super fine, I just pulse it in the food processor, but the majority of the time it’s not necessary. Hope this helps!

  2. I can’t wait to try this! My hubby can’t have eggs so I love that this is vegan and grain free. I’ve just discovered your blog. I’m loving all these recipes! Thank you!

    1. Oh thank you so very much!! So glad you are loving the recipes, I hope you and your husband enjoy the coffee cake! 😀

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