*Gluten Free* Coffee Cake

*Gluten Free* Coffee Cake


Please don’t fall of your chairs and die when I tell you what this cake is made of ………………….. beans.

Yes, beans.

Don’t make that face! It’s delicious! Seriously, I was really skeptical too but Kelly @ the SpunkyCoconut really proved me wrong.

This past weekend my little ‘baby’ sister graduated from college!

Syds Graduation Family shot

photo 1Awwww she’s so cute! 🙂

So all the kids were at home and it was Mother’s day on Sunday. I wanted to treat my mom to a breakfast that she didn’t have to lift one finger to make. My sister is SUPER gluten intolerant and I try to eliminate it from my diet most of the time as it just makes me feel bloated and gross. Anyway, so I made the entire breakfast Gluten Free (GF). I came across this recipe for GF coffee cake and HAD to try it.

I’ll admit I was picturing like “health” food cake, weirdo texture, not great taste etc…. but in all honestly (sorry family) I thought they’d be a good group to test it out on and would understand if it tasted like yarn 🙂

But low and behold, it did not taste like yarn it tasted AMAZING!! Moist and delicious and didn’t taste like a ‘sacrifice’ at all. Just as good (if not better) than ANY coffee cake I’ve had.  Everyone loved it.

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*Gluten Free Coffee Cake*
Add to food processor:
2 cups white beans (canned or cooked yourself- make sure they’re room temperature)
6 eggs
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup honey

Puree well.

Then Add:
1/4 cup coconut oil, liquified/melted
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp baking powder

Puree well.

Pour batter into large rectangular greased pan.

Crumble Topping
Puree the following:
3 cups of walnuts
2 tbsp butter, ghee, or coconut oil
1/3 to 1/2 cup coconut sugar (depending how sweet you like)
1 tbsp cinnamon

Spread the crumble over the top of the batter.
Using a fork or knife, really swirl and press the topping into the batter.
Then pat the topping down.

Bake at 325 degrees for about 25-30 minutes until just starting to brown on top and batter isn’t “wiggly”

There you have it! Delicious and healthy coffee cake. I promise you’ll like it! I served with my rendition of THIS & a fruit salad. Yummmmm-O.

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See- not a whole lot of it left 🙂

This weekend is my bachelorette party with all my bestest friends in the whole wide world ❤  so hopefully I’ll be able to share some fun shenannigans with you next week 🙂 🙂 Have a great weekend!




Candy Cane Popcorn

Candy Cane Popcorn


12 oz. of white chocolate, melted (I prefer the chocolate blocks but chocolate chips or white candy melts will work too)
1/2 – 1cup of un-popped popcorn (measure it un-popped and then pop it)
1/2 cup of crushed candy canes(about 10 candy canes)
7-8 drops peppermint oil
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
dash of salt (optional)
Red and Green m&m’s (or any mini candy of your choice)

1. Pop your popcorn and make sure to remove all the un-popped popcorn kernels. Place in a large mixing bowl with ample room to mix. (You may have to pop the popcorn in batches depending on how much you make and your method of popping. I did it in two batches.)
2. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. If you are using the microwae, make sure to use it at 50% power. Seriously, it makes a WORLD of difference and you wont turn your chocolate into an unuseable burn blob within a minute….not speaking from experience or anything…….. 🙂
3. Add the peppermint oil to melted white chocolate and stir quickly. Pour over popcorn and mix it so that it is even distributed and all the popcorn is covered. Then pour the crushed candy cane peices and your candy of choice (if you’re using)  into the popcorn and mix until it’s evenly all over the popcorn.
4. Spread out on a wax lined cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Add a dash of salt over the popcorn(optional)
5. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave(*remember the 50% rule!) and drizzle over the popcorn. Set aside and let the chocolate harden.
6. Break up into bite size pieces and serve /eat it all immediatly (preferred method)/ or store for later.

I am a popcorn FREAK. Seriosuly- could it eat every day. I don’t eat microwave popcorn, I honestly hateeee the taste. I grew up not eating it as my step-dad was WAYYYYY ahead of the game with the absolutely disgusting hazardous toxins that line the bag and seep into the food you ingest….serisouly if you eat microwave popcorn, STOP. Anyway, I love popcorn. This is my first time making a sweet batch of popcorn myself and it turned out amazeeeeeeeeeeeing. I could have eaten this whole thing- almost did but my sister split it with me. lol. Hope you guys enjoy, let me know what you think!

As always, thanks for reading!!




Ok- I’m not so great at delicately drizzling the chocolate over the popcorn- my bad. But still deeeelicious!