Gluten Free & Vegan Pumpkin Coffee Cake

April 18, 2023

Gluten Free & Vegan Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Take your coffee cake to the next level. This pumpkin coffee cake is gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free, & made with superfoods like flax seed and coconut oil.
Course Dessert


For the Streusel:

  • 3 ½ tablespoons oat flour
  • 3 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Pumpkin Cake:

  • 1 cup 100% pumpkin purée
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 flax egg 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 15 mins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • ½ cup almond meal not almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Make the streusel: Add Streusel ingredients to a small bowl. Using a fork, stir and fold until well incorporated. Set aside.
  • Make the pumpkin cake: Add all the Wet Ingredients to a large bowl: pumpkin, coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flax egg and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated.
  • Add the dry ingredients: oat flour, almond meal, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt. Whisk together until just incorporated, making sure no flour patches remain. Batter will be very thick—do not add any additional liquids.
  • Pour batter evenly into prepared pan. Using a rubber spatula, spread into an even layer. Sprinkle streusel over pumpkin batter.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes. Mine took 35 minutes. Test for doneness by sticking a toothpick into the center of the cake. The toothpick will come out clean when the cake is done.
  • Allow to cool in pan placed on a cooling rack for about 30 minutes. Pinch parchment paper and lift cake out of pan and transfer directly to cooling rack to cool completely, about 1-3 hours. Slice and enjoy! Storing instructions below.