Applesauce Crumb Cake

Applesauce Crumb Cake | gluten, egg, dairy & refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.comBack in the day when I only had 2 kids, coffee cake was something I made quite often. Now that I’ve got four kids (and one more on the way) a 9×13 inch coffee cake doesn’t really stretch as far…

So my beloved coffee cakes have been relegated to a “special treat” for my growing family. Not because they’re inferior in anyway, but because there are more economical ways to feed 6 people. 😉

Applesauce Crumb Cake | gluten, egg, dairy & refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.comThis Applesauce Crumb Cake makes a good, healthy treat on those mornings when oatmeal or fried eggs need a little boost. It’s not hard to make, and the kids gobble it up. Though there isn’t much they don’t gobble up!

Applesauce Crumb Cake | gluten, egg, dairy & refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.comIt’s a pretty versatile little cake as well: I used a mix of brown rice flour and oat flour, but other options like sorghum would taste great as well. I also used eggs and butter, but flax egg substitute and coconut oil work, too!

Applesauce Coffee Cake
Free of gluten, eggs, dairy & refined sugar.
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Coffee Cake
  1. 2 c. gluten-free flour (I used half brown rice and half oat flour)
  2. 1/2 c. starch (I used tapioca, but potato starch or arrowroot would work as well)
  3. 1 1/2 t. baking powder (learn how to make your own easy peasy!)
  4. 1 t. baking soda
  5. 1 t. salt
  6. 1/4 t. nutmeg
  7. 1 t. guar gum
  8. 2 flax eggs or farm-fresh eggs
  9. 2 c. unsweetened applesauce
  10. 1/2 c. coconut oil or butter
  11. 1/3 c. honey
Crumb Topping
  1. 3/4 c. gluten-free oats
  2. 3 T. coconut oil or butter
  3. 1 T. cinnamon
  4. 1 t. honey
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
  3. In separate bowl gel flax eggs, then add remaining liquid ingredients. Pour into dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. In small bowl, sprinkle oats with cinnamon, then cut in the coconut oil or butter.
  6. Stir in honey and sprinkle mixture over batter.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
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23 thoughts on “Applesauce Crumb Cake

  1. Talk about mouthwatering! I might need to add this to my Christmas baking list. Thanks for sharing on the SHINEbloghop, visiting from Letters to Amelia Blog.

  2. Hi Raia,
    Another great recipe or recipes. Its hard to choose which one is best. I like the cinnamon coffee cake. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

  3. Just took this cake out of the oven. It’s amazing. So soft, fluffy and not over crumbly like some gluten free cakes. It’s my first decent cake using egg substitutes. I used white rice flour and sprouted buckwheat flour for the flour (next time I’ll reduce the buckwheat). I also ran out of apple sauce so used a bit of pureed raw pear (1/4 cup towards the 2 cups of apple sauce). Seemed to work fine! In general do you think pear sauce could be used instead of apple sauce? What about pureed dates for extra sweetness? The only downside was my family didn’t find it sweet enough. If I was to add more honey should I reduce perhaps the apple sauce? Or if I was to add coconut sugar could I just add that without adjusting the recipe?
    Sorry for all the questions. I’m not experienced at experimenting with recipes.

    I look forward to trying more of your gluten, dairy and egg free recipes!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the cake, Claire! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know. 🙂

      As for your substitution questions, you can usually sub most fruit purees like apple, pear, etc, as long as the water content is about the same in them. (So banana wouldn’t necessarily work, because it doesn’t have as much water in it as apple.) I don’t have much experience with dates, since my family’s not too fond of them, so I couldn’t really say how it would taste, but I’d keep the same water content rule. If your date puree isn’t too thick, you could probably sub it out for some of the applesauce.

      As for the overall sweetness, you should be able to up the honey to 1/2 cup without making the recipe too moist, or add as much as 1/4 cup of sugar. If you add more than that, I would adjust the recipe. You could always sprinkle sugar on top of the cake before baking to add sweetness, as well. 🙂

      Hope that helps some! And I hope you continue to enjoy the recipes. 🙂

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