I love lazy Saturday mornings. We don’t get a lot of those in our house but when we do I just savor the quiet, snuggling, movie time mornings. I usually try and make something sweet and yummy so everyone can think this crazy no sugar mama can lighten up and be a little fun sometimes. No matter where we go people want to reward my kids with junk. Anyone else? Drives me batty! My kids know the drill and they just say “Thank you” (cause we don’t want to be rude) and then hand it to me. No don’t go rolling your eyes quite yet at me. My kids do eat sugar and “healthy junk” meaning I have a box in the pantry with mom approved chocolates, lollipops, gummies, etc. I exchange the crap (sorry no other word for it) with the stuff I can live with. Ok back to my coffee cake. I just shared with you my Sweet Potato Casserole and I had some of the streusel topping left over and I thought it would be great on top of a coffee cake so my cooking sidekick (my daughter) and I decided to see what would happen. I made the mistake of leaving it out on top of the stove throughout the day. I got distracted with laundry, grocery shopping, and picking up, you the glorious things in life, that when I went back it was about gone. I had little crumbs left everywhere so I knew the little hands had been munching all day. This has become a weekend staple in my house.
PALEO COFFEE CAKE
2 cups almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup honey
3 tablespoons oil of choice
2 tablespoons coconut milk (milk of choice)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup almond flour
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup coconut sugar
2 tablespoons ghee (butter), softened
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
First I put my streusel topping together and set aside. Put all 5 ingredients in a bowl and use a fork or fingers to combine it all.
Combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside
Place 3 eggs in a mixer and beat for 2 minutes. Add oil, coconut milk, honey, vanilla and beat an additional minute. Now add your bowl of dry ingredients and mix until you have a nice smooth cake batter.
I grease and line a pie pan with parchment paper so the can remove the cake nice and easy. Add the streusel topping and then I press it down to make sure it bakes in and the topping doesn’t fall off when you slice it. Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes.