Healthy 1 Minute Classic Coffee Cake

Just one minute in the microwave is needed to whip up this moist, fluffy and delicious classic coffee cake! Inspired by the popular Starbucks bakery offering, this healthy 1 minute classic coffee cake is gluten free, paleo, vegan friendly and a low calorie snack or sweet treat to enjoy anytime- There is also a tested oven option! 

Healthy 1 Minute Classic Coffee Cake- Inspired by Starbucks, this healthy cake recipe is moist, fluffy and SO delicious- There's no oil, butter or added sugar AND it only takes one minute- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo}

Friends, I have lied.

CALL ME OUT.

After sharing this iced lemon pound cake and the blueberry muffin inspired by the Starbucks bakery menu offerings, I kind of promised myself that the ‘Bux was only reserved for beverages and a single packet of honey for my odd cup of tea. Unless I was stranded at an airport hungry, going to Starbucks for a slice of cake or a sweet treat would NOT be on my itinerary. 

The other week, I was group skyping some friends back in Australia and was getting asked some pretty tense questions.

“Arman, what is with you and recreating FOOD recipes from a coffee shop?

“Are you even in America or just at the LAX Starbucks?”

“Arman, I think you have a Starbucks fetish”

Thanks, guys. I can’t get a date on tinder so I’ve developed a Starbucks fetish.

If sharing Starbucks inspired recipes means I have a Starbucks fetish, C’est la vie.

Healthy 1 Minute Classic Coffee Cake- Inspired by Starbucks, this healthy cake recipe is moist, fluffy and SO delicious- There's no oil, butter or added sugar AND it only takes one minute- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo}

I’ve mentioned on here before but I ADORE reader feedback or requests (unless it’s a no bake unicorn bite- sorry, but that’s been done….) and try my best to listen to them and come up with something that may potentially fit the bill. When several of you guys requested a 1-minute cake version of Starbucks Classic Coffee cake, I used it as an excuse to treat myself to a slice of it mid-afternoon with an extra strong coffee. 

I must admit- Out of all the Starbucks bakery offerings I have sampled, this by far takes the cake (pun intended- Now excuse me as I slap myself over how LAME it is). It’s exterior was crumbly and covered with the most delicious sugar encrusted glaze. Once we dug deeper, it was moist, fluffy and rich. 

As part of my collaboration with Kohl’s, I aimed to share treats and snacks the whole family would enjoy. Several of you guys mentioned that your families would enjoy going to Starbucks on a Sunday for coffee, cake and leaving Dad there to hang out while you go shopping. Now? You guys can make this recipe in the comfort of your own home and make dad be the barista. The key to perfectly textured coffee cakes from the microwave? The right mug. I personally use and adore these Fiesta Jumbo Cups- The extra large size makes it even better to load the streusel on top! 

ZING.

Healthy 1 Minute Classic Coffee Cake- Inspired by Starbucks, this healthy cake recipe is moist, fluffy and SO delicious- There's no oil, butter or added sugar AND it only takes one minute- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo}

This healthy 1 minute classic coffee take has the taste, texture and delicious flavor that the Starbucks (or a typical coffee cake!) would have, but is actually healthy for you! It’s a quick, easy and delicious snack or after dinner sweet treat which takes minutes to prep and a quick 1-minute whirl in the microwave to whip up! Understandably, not even has a microwave so this has definitely been oven tested too (see notes below). It’s suitable for most dietary lifestyles as the base recipe is naturally gluten free, paleo and dairy free. It’s also been tested using a flax egg to my vegan friends are covered too!

HACK! I included ingredients one serving of streusel topping but do me a favor and multiply it by 4. Trust me on this one- You’ll need it for an upcoming recipe 😉 

Healthy 1 Minute Classic Coffee Cake- Inspired by Starbucks, this healthy cake recipe is moist, fluffy and SO delicious- There's no oil, butter or added sugar AND it only takes one minute- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo}

Make this healthy 1-minute classic coffee cake and excuse me as I purposely coordinate future airport layovers in which Starbucks is the ONLY option available.

ZING.

PS….It’s even better with this salted caramel sauce drizzled on top. 

If you love these kind of recipes, you’ll LOVE this 4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake– Check out the recipe video below for a step-by-step process!

 

 

Healthy 1 Minute Classic Coffee Cake
Serves 1
Just one minute in the microwave is needed to whip up this moist, fluffy and delicious classic coffee cake! Inspired by the popular Starbucks bakery offering, this healthy 1 minute classic coffee cake is gluten free, paleo, vegan friendly and a low calorie snack or sweet treat to enjoy anytime- There is also a tested oven option!
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For the classic coffee cake
  1. 1 1/2 T coconut flour (can sub for all almond flour)
  2. 1 T almond flour
  3. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1-2 T granulated sweetener of choice (adjust to desired sweetness)
  5. Pinch cinnamon
  6. Pinch nutmeg
  7. 1/2 tsp almond extract
  8. 1 large egg white (for a vegan version, use 1 flax egg)*
  9. 1 T- 1/4 cup dairy free milk of choice**
For the optional streusel topping
  1. 1 T almond flour
  2. pinch cinnamon
  3. 1 T coconut palm sugar
  4. 1 T almond butter
  5. dairy free milk
For the microwave version
  1. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine the almond extract, dairy free milk and the egg white (or flax egg) and whisk lightly. Add the mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just combined.
  3. If using the streusel topping, in a small bowl, combine the almond flour with the cinnamon and palm sugar and mix well. Add the almond butter and mix well until a thick, crumbly mixture is produced. Add a dash of dairy free milk if desired.
  4. Grease a large mug or deep bowl (I used a cereal bowl) generously and pour the batter in it and microwave for 50 seconds-2 minutes (Depending on brand and wattage).
  5. Remove from bowl, top with steusel and enjoy!
For the oven version
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease a large ramekin with oil and set aside.
  2. Follow directions as above and once ready, bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Notes
  1. * You can use the whole egg but it will be slightly more flat
  2. ** You may need more depending on what flour you use
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Check out some other recipes featured in this collaboration with Kohl’s-

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No Bake Pralines and Cream Protein Bars 

Healthy No Bake Pralines and Cream Protein Bars recipe- The ultimate snack bar which tastes like dessert and takes minutes to make- It's like eating candy but SO healthy- No butter, oil or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, paleo options}

Healthy 1 Minute Classic Coffee Cake- Inspired by Starbucks, this healthy cake recipe is moist, fluffy and SO delicious- There's no oil, butter or added sugar AND it only takes one minute- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo}

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Kohl’s.

 

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89 thoughts on “Healthy 1 Minute Classic Coffee Cake

  1. Yummy! Do you know how shocked I was to find out that coffee cake doesn’t taste like coffee? At first I was disappointed, but then I realized it was another excuse to drink coffee. I’ll take it!

  2. Coffee cake is one of my all-time favorites! I surprisingly haven’t tried the Starbucks version, but I’ll gladly nom-nom this 1-minute version anytime. And Starbucks in the airport is the best thing ever!! (In fact, it’s the only time I ever get Starbucks.) Also, have you noticed that rediculous outrage over Starbuck’s holiday cups this year? Talk about a #FirstWorldProblem!

  3. You’re totally obsessed with Starbucks, but I don’t mind because I kind of am too. I do love a good coffee cake! Our on-campus coffee shop only serves the Starbucks coffee, so all of the baked goodies are made in-house. They just created a whole grain croissant that’s possibly one of the best things I’ve ever had, so I’ve been having my Americano with that lately.

  4. The only Starbucks cake/dessert I appreciate is their Nutella-stuffed cookies. Have you tried one? Do they even sell them there? Please recreate that!!! They are addictive.

  5. Thanks to you Arman, I never have to spend $$ at Starbucks 🙂 I like my coffee best with a scone. I am addicted to them recently (as long as they have ‘chips’ in them, chocolate, cinnamon, white chocolate…) I like using ramikins for my microwaveable creations. Most of my mugs are too big for these cakes and they make the cake look like it’s for a baby

  6. I am looking for an amazing pumpkin custard that is paleo.. (that I can eat instead of pumpkin pie) Do you have any recipes of this kind? I love your ideas, you are so creative. Thank you so much.

  7. Well who needs Starbucks when we have your blog?!! 🙂 Lazy days do prevail sometimes though. But seriously, you are going to do me in with all this deliciousness! Wait, I forgot this is healthy…I’ll take two!

  8. Don’t fight it. Just embrace it and let the Starbucks fetish lull you!
    Coffee with….. anything I guess. As long as coffee is involved I am all set 😉

  9. Wait, does coffee cake not have any coffee in it? Gah I must sounds so lame but coffee cake in the UK always has coffee in it! Not that this needs it, it sounds amazing and the idea of having the perfect cake to go with coffee sounds perfect!
    Then again most Brits are obsessed with tea… And we do have tea cakes… That are more like English muffins than cake… We sure like to confuse people!

  10. I made these for my siblings with oat flour and stevia and they loved it! I topped them with homemade carmel sauce. I love that you have so many gluten and sugar free recipes. It makers it much easier to be on such a diet. They are so easy and yummy! Thanks!

  11. I know this defeats the purpose of your healthy version, but…will this same recipe work with all purpose flour and regular milk?

  12. How much coffee do you put in your cake,and what kind. You haven’t put anything about coffee.

  13. Let me tell you something. I have made at least half the recipes on your site and I frickin LOVE every single one of them. I am a body building(bikini division) and I’m all about the healthy, low sugar, low carb, low cal snacks that satisfy the sweet tooth. And damn these recipes deliver! Even my husband (who is NOT a fan of healthy foods or protein powder) is crazy about these. You KICK ASS!!!

  14. Hi ! Can I use oat flour instead of almond / coconut flour ? I am in a calorie – restricted diet abs those are off limits for me at this time. Thanks

  15. typical of someone with a raging sweet craving, I misread the recipe and used vegan butter not almond butter in the streusel topping, so I’ve got some strange frosting/cake batter stuff on the top – still takes good though!

  16. Thank you for this amazing recipe! I had it for dinner with keto cream cheese frosting instead of the crumble and just loved it!

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