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Crumb Coffee Cake, Gluten Free

The original recipe of this cake is in the 'Treasury of Mennonite Recipes' cookbook that I received as a wedding gift 45 years ago. It has endured as one of my favorite cakes to make since it never fails to please!

It was one of the recipes I missed , so I came up with a good gluten-free version that tastes almost exactly the same as the wheat-flour one.

Recipe for Coffee Crumb Cake

Ingredients for cake

3/4 cup bread and bun mix (I like Kinnickinnik)
1/4 white bean flour/white corn flour
1 tbsp coconut flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup butter
2 egg replacement (1 1/2 tsp powder in 2 tbsp water)
1 cup milk

Ingredients for Crumb Mixture

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup bread and bun mix
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecan, almond, walnut or hazelnuts)

Mix dry ingred. together then make crumbs by rubbing the butter into the dry ingred. with hands. Then add nuts.


*mix flours together with baking powder, sugar and spices
*using hands rub the butter into the dry ingredients

*put liquids into mixer (eggs and milk)
*add dry ingredient/butter mixture and beat until batter is smooth
*spread into greased 9x13" pan and put crumbs on top

Bake in 350' oven for 40-45' minutes or until tests done.

Serve warm with ice-cream or cool as a snacking cake. Keeps well /freezes well.


  1. ooohh very good! question? what is kinninick?

  2. my daughter will love this one as she follows the no sugar no flour way of eating for her diabetis. The picture is delightful

  3. I remember my Mom baking this cake using the recipe from the Mennonite Treasury..scrumptious!

  4. I love coffee cake of any kind, and yours looks wonderful. Yet another recipe to keep our gluten free readers happy. Kathy

  5. Kinnikinnick - is all about gluten free products.

    My d-i-l needs gluten free and casein free recipes and she buys a lot of stuff from Kinnikinnick. It is so hard to change to that kind of diet.

  6. I will pass your recipe on to my daughter who has a child who must avoid gluten. Julie, this is my first visit to your blog and I really liked what I found here. I have become a follower and will be back often to see what you all have been cooking. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  7. Your cake look like it's in a dream ....

  8. Now that looks too good to be gluten-free! Is this the same cake that I enjoyed at your kitchen table, Julie? It was most delicious.

  9. Thanks Julie...I'm going to pass this along to my Gluten Free niece!

  10. I enjoy your blog. Thanks for all the effort you put into it. From time to time I find recipes which I'd like to try - so I copy and paste them into a designated file. However, just today, that is not working for me. The script from your blog is illegible. Copying from other sites does not cause this problem for me. Any ideas on why that could be happening?

  11. Ruth - what I have done when this happens is to still copy and paste - highlight your tiny illegible recipe - go into format and change it to a larger text.
    I hope that works for you. Thank you for sharing this problem because there are likely others finding the same thing happening.

  12. I actually was a recipient of this cake. It was so yummy...I even had a second piece.

  13. ooo - that looks great! I'll have to make this for my sister!

  14. My dad can't seem to stop talking about your blog - so here I am to check it out. Thanks for posting a GF recipe - he still can't seem to understand that GF food can taste good. J Baerg

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