In the world of Recipe Creation, things don’t always go as planned. 😬

I planned to create a sweet, cinnamon-y coffee cake using Stevia, because it is one of the most natural sweeteners without sugar, instead of Erythrol or anything processed.  (I think it’s good to rotate these things until we know more science about these relatively new creations…)

This “coffee cake” was not a coffee cake at all!

But it came out great: comforting, sweet and savory, nutty, and completely satisfying. Kind of like a grain-free “whole wheat” tasting breakfast bread.  Or a buttery Norweigan tea cake. ?  Unexpected… but still 100% comfort food!

Savory Nutty Snack Cake (Grain-Free, Sugar-Free)

A grain-free, sugar-free breakfast bread or tea cake that tastes like a satisfying whole wheat treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 9 Pieces


  • 9X9" or 8X8" Pan
  • Whisk
  • 2 Bowls This is a wet vs. dry type of recipe



  • Cup Almond flour This would probably taste great with cassava or Tiger Nut if you're nut-free, may need to make some adjustments or add 1 tsp. unflavored gelatin though.
  • Powdered stevia to taste Usually, you find this stevia in a plastic jar with a shaker top. Here, I used 3 "shakes" - you could sweeten with something else but it will change the texture. 
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp Grass-fed butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

"Crumb" Topping

  • 2 Tbsp Grass-fed butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil, melted
  • Cup Almond flour
  • Cup Chopped nuts I used pecans & sliced almonds. Nut-free? Shredded unsweetened coconut would also be yummy!
  • Powdered Stevia to taste I used 1 more "shake"
  • tsp Maple syrup
  • tsp Sea salt


  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Whisk flour, stevia, cinnamon and baking powder together in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, melted butter and vanilla.
  • Mix cake ingredients together and place in a 9X9 glass pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Mix cake ingredients together and place in a 9X9 glass pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Mix together all the Crumb ingredients and spread/sprinkle it over the cake.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Enjoy! It tastes great with butter! If you are tracking your "Macros" (Macronutrients) and need more carbs- it would taste great with fig or fruit-sweetened jam or apple butter.
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