Applesauce crumb cake is a delicious thing to wake up to! Free from gluten, eggs, and dairy, it’s one of my family’s favorite breakfast treats.
Back in the day before I had six kids, coffee cake was something I made quite often. Now that my family is a size 8 people, 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 family.
Not because they’re inferior in anyway, but because there are more economical ways to feed 8 people. 😉
Applesauce Crumb Cake
This 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!
It’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!
Here are a few more delicious breakfast and brunch options my family enjoys.
- Paleo Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake
- Banana Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
- Easy Fruit Salad with Yogurt & Chia Seeds
- Sourdough Almond Flour Waffles
- Easy Egg & Potato Breakfast Muffins
- 3-Ingredient Keto Bagels
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Applesauce Crumb Cake
Free from gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
For the coffee cake:
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (learn how to make your own easy peasy!)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon guar gum
- 2 flax eggs or farm-fresh eggs
- 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup honey
For the crumb topping:
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
In large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
In separate bowl gel flax eggs, then add remaining liquid ingredients. Pour into dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
In small bowl, sprinkle oats with cinnamon, then cut in the coconut oil or butter.
Stir in honey and sprinkle mixture over batter.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.