Coffee cake recipe- low carb, paleo, GAPs, grain free

Coffee cake recipe - gluten free, paleo, grain free and low carb |GAPs certified

Today, I am sharing this delicious low carb coffee cake recipe that will satisfy your carb cravings.

My priorities have shifted lately since I started following a low starch diet, I now highly value my health even more than before.  For this reason, I decided to eliminate coffee from my diet and become best friends with teas, pumpkin lattes and more teas. I used to be a heavy cafe au lait drinker and was not gonna give it away for anything.

Since following a grain-free diet, I started facing my own insecurities (though that’s for another post).  It’s true that food can provide a lot of comforts and a sense of security.  

Most comfort foods are made of grain flours and sugars. When you stop eating them, it’s like you have nowhere to hide.  You can no longer grab that piece of bread, savor that donut at the end of a stressful day, or grab that burger at the mall because the smell of the buns is just so irresistible, and life is too short not to.

So by avoiding that feeling of reaching out to comfort food, you are now facing the feeling and not “distracting” it.  I want to write more about this in another blog post..but for now, let’s keep this post about the low carb coffee cake recipe I’m about to share 🙂


This recipe is so delicious. I completely made it up as I was craving something to snack on with tea. It turned pretty amazing not to share it with you.. So here goes



Low carb coffee cake – gluten free, paleo, GAPs, grain free

Low carb coffee cake – gluten free, paleo, GAPs, grain free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips (semi-sweetened)
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • Few drops of vanilla extract.
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an oven baking pan with coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Transfer the mix onto the oiled oven baking pan - I used a glass pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes - you can poke the center of the cake with a fork to make sure it comes out clean and dry.
  5. Let the cake cool down at room temperature for about an hour before slicing it.
  6. This cake can be served warm or cold after refrigirating.

I hope you give this recipe a try! I love sharing my low carb/low starch recipes on the blog.  I believe that eating low carb does not have to be hard or depriving.  Eating a low starch diet can help reduce inflammation, bloating and a myriad of other digestive issues.

Want more? Click here to check out this recipe for low carb pancakes…

  • Kelly McDonald says:

    Hi! What do you mean by oven tray/plate? How can you just put the batter on a tray or did you cook it in the glass bowl? Is this a serving for one person?

    • Coach Sofia says:

      Hey Kelly,

      Sorry for the confusion. I poured the batter in an oiled glass pan. You can use either a glass pan or a regular nonstick pan. Hmm this gave me about 4 generous pieces, I would say 4 servings (2 persons can hava 2 pieces) 🙂 Let me know if that’s clear!

  • Rachel says:

    How ma ny carbs per serving?

    • Coach Sofia says:

      Hi Rachel,
      This cake is very low in carbs. One service (1/4 of cake) is about 6 grams of carbs. The total amount of carbs in the whole cake is about 26. Of course if you’d like it more sweet you can add stevia or xylitol. And if you want to make it even lower in carbs, substitute the honey with stevia/ xylitol etc.

  • Elyce says:

    I made this with coconut flour as I didn’t have any almond meal, and it turned out amazingly. I also doubled the recipe. I loved it and so did my dad (who is very fussy) and my 5 year old nephew. Two very big thumbs up!!

    • Coach Sofia says:

      Hi Elyce!

      I am so glad to hear that 🙂 Yess! coconut flour works just fine!
      What I love about this cake is that it’s super simple 🙂

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