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Gluten-Free Zucchini Coffee Cake Recipe

Healthy Zucchini Coffee Cake

This healthy Zucchini Coffee Cake is perfect for breakfast or brunch! It's made with wholesome ingredients, is easy to put together and tastes amazing!
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon streusel, coffee cake, gluten-free coffee cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Calories 204kcal


for the cake:

for the filling (optional):

for the crumb topping:

for serving:

  • drizzle of melted coconut butter


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a square 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, combine your eggs, milk, yogurt, and oil. Beat these into the dry ingredients until a very thick batter begins to form. Fold in the zucchini.
  • If you want the filling layer: transfer half of the mixture into your baking pan. Whisk together the filling ingredients then sprinkle on top of the batter. Top with the rest of the batter and smooth out.
  • If you want to skip the filling (i.e. less sugar): transfer all the batter into the pan and smooth with the back of your spoon.
  • Prepare the crumb topping by combining all the ingredients into a small bowl and beat until you have a sandy texture. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the top of the cake.
  • Bake in the center of your warmed oven for 35 - 38 minutes. Test with a cake tester by placing it in the center of the cake. If there is nothing on the stick when you remove it, the cake is ready!


* toasting your quinoa flour will mellow out the flavor a bit and get rid of the bitterness. not sure how to toast it? here's a tutorial on how to toast quinoa flour!
** if you want to reduce the sugar, skip the filling!


Serving: 1square | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg