Am I allowed to say how much I love this recipe? It’s coffee cake people! Not just any coffee cake, a low carb coffee crumb cake! I don’t know about you, but I have always loved coffee cakes. I believe my love for coffee cake stems from my first experiences with coffee.
I remember as a teenager how grown up I felt ordering coffee after a meal. Can I confess that I didn’t fall in love with coffee immediately?
Truth is, that it wasn’t until I could accompany this ritual with a sweet treat, that I genuinely fell in love with coffee. Unfortunately, that little habit turned me into a pre-diabetic a few years ago.
Thankfully, today my A1C levels are perfect and no longer is diabetes a threat. Yet one more reason I love this low carb lifestyle and why a low carb coffee crumb cake makes so much sense in my world.
Save Room For Dessert
A little something sweet after a meal seems harmless enough until you begin doing this after each and every meal and it starts to spiral out of control.
There was a time in my life I would have preferred dessert over the most luscious main course. These days I have no problem passing up dessert, especially if it’s a high carb one. Boy has this girl changed.
Thankfully, I can still safely indulge with recipes like this low carb coffee crumb cake and not put my health in danger.
No More Regular Baking At Our Home
Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy dessert but it must be a low carb option to get me to even taste it. What’s more I won’t create regular desserts for my friends and family. I started this about a year into doing this low carb keto lifestyle and I have no regrets.
Sure I sometimes get family members who wish I would bring some of those sugar-laden desserts back. But for the most part they don’t even fuss about it.
I truly believe it’s because they can’t deny how much good this lifestyle has been for Randy and I. If anything I think it inspires them to try to eat a diet that is lower in carbs. Of course it doesn’t hurt that if they are coming over for coffee they are going to get one of my low carb desserts.
Share A Low Carb Treat Instead
Can I encourage you to not only bake for yourself this low carb coffee crumb cake, but to share it with others. Instead of caving in and baking a traditional high carb recipe, why not let them taste a healthy option. Who knows you may just inspire them to clean up their diet too.
Imagine the reaction your family and friends will have when they realize that a low carb coffee crumb cake can be hearty and delicious. I know that one of the ways we have been able to see so many of the people in our lives to join us in this lifestyle, is by sharing my treats with them and using it as an opportunity to educate.
So the next time you have company coming over or you are invited for dinner, why not show up with a low carb keto option. You may just find yourself making these low carb treats a lot more often.
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Low Carb Coffee Crumb Cake
A simple yet delicious low carb coffee cake.
15 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
- 1 cup of almond flour
- ½ cup of coconut flour
- 1 cup of sugar substitute (I use Swerve)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp of sea salt
- 4 eggs
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 4 tablespoons of softened butter
- 1 teaspoon off vanilla
- 1 cup of almond flour (I used finely milled)
- ½ cup of coconut flour
- ½ cup of sugar substitute (I used Swerve)
- ½ cup of your favorite low carb nuts (I used pecans)
- ¼ cup of sugar-free coconut flakes
- 1 stick of cold butter sliced thinly
- 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Coffee Cake: In a large stand-up mixer bowl beat on high the butter with the sugar substitute until light and fluffy and well incorporated. Next add the cream cheese and vanilla and mix well. Add the eggs one at a time making sure to mix well after each addition. Add all the dry ingredients until well combined.
- Crumb Topping:
- In a small bowl combine all the dry ingredients and add the sliced cold butter and combine well until crumbs form.
- In a well-greased cake pan spread the batter. Lastly add the low carb crumb and spread evenly over the top of cake. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown on top and a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.