Most people who stick to a keto diet have their weekday meal plans down solid. But on the weekends, when schedules vary and everyone wants to indulge in their favorite food and drinks? Those can be tricky times for someone who is counting every single carb.
Enter our sweet cinnamon keto coffee cake — the perfect treat for a Saturday or Sunday morning! The base is made with two gluten-free flours, so you get the benefits of both — a bit of the almond’s nuttiness, and a little rich sweetness from the coconut.
The finished cake has a soft and crumbly texture, though the cream cheese and butter in the batter keep the loaf nice and moist. And while traditional coffee cake doesn’t actually have coffee in it, for a little bonus deliciousness, this one does — so you could actually say this is a true coffee cake.
Easy keto coffee cake variations
There are several ways to switch this recipe up to make it just right for you. A few ideas:
To boost the flavor without adding to the sweet factor, you could add a little more cinnamon and/or vanilla to the batter, or go for the pumpkin spice version (giving it some zip from cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger).
If cinnamon’s a no-go for you, leave it out and bake a delicious keto-friendly vanilla sweet cream cake instead.
If you’re not a huge stevia fan — or prefer a keto coffee cake that’s a little less sweet — cut back on the sweetener. If you want to go the other way, you can definitely add more sweetener, but keep in mind that artificial sweeteners like stevia and Splenda don’t taste the same to everyone, and, especially when larger amounts are used, many people notice an aftertaste.
Toppings, too, can make a difference. There’s the simple keto cream cheese icing recipe below for you to try. Not your thing? Try serving the baked coffee cake with a schmear of plain cream cheese, butter or even some lush whipped cinnamon butter.
Finally, while this recipe is keto-friendly, don’t overdo it, because, sadly, no one loses weight by eating a lot of cake.