Banana Bread Coffee Cake

So, contrary to popular belief (or maybe just my stupidity), coffee cake does not in fact contain coffee. Huh. Who would have thought. I suppose any time I’ve ever had coffee cake, I’ve never really noticed a coffee taste. But it just seems like there should be some in there since it’s in the name, ya know what I’m sayin’? Probably not. Cool.

Yesterday was finally my last day of Microbio lab! Praise the good Lord. I’m pretty sure my TAs will be just as happy to see me go as I will be to leave that class. The amount of dumb questions I asked them every lab was quite astonishing, really. Two of my partners were pre-med students, so I usually just let them do most of the real work while I got them all the supplies they needed and then cleaned up after them. It seemed to be a good system, seeing as though I’m pretty sure they didn’t want me doing any of the real work either. We all have our special talents.

For those of you who were wondering, which I’m sure was all of you, I figured out how to put regular coffee grounds into the Keurig. Woohoo! For some reason i was expecting it to be a lot harder than it really is. Now I won’t have to spend money on those damn K-cups and I will have more to spend on more fun things. LIke nut butters that taste like candy. And frozen yogurt.

I was watching the CrossFit Games Masters competition last night and witnessed a 50-something year old man do 30 unbroken pull-ups after doing 30 handstand pushups and pulling a heavy ass sled across a field. Unbroken, aka he did not stop once. Umm. What. Also, have you guys heard about the event where they have to row 21,000 meters? That’s a half marathon on a rower people. I’m pretty sure that would actually take me 3 days. More likely 4 though since I would probably have to take snack breaks. CrossFit is a crazy sport people.

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I made this coffee cake based off of my Coconut Flour Banana Bread recipe, but added some yummy crumbly goodness to the top to make it even better. Your welcome.

Banana Bread Coffee Cake

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  • Yield: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: dessert


  • For the cake:
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • sea salt to taste
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup banana, mashed (green tip for 21DSD)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • For the topping:
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 5 tbsp almond butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8×8 baking dish with coconut oil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, banana, coconut oil, and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Pour mixture into pan and spread with a spatula to make sure the entire pan is evenly coated.
  5. Next, make your topping by combining almond flour, almond butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and sea salt until you get a crumbly consistency.
  6. Sprinkle topping evenly over cake.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  8. Eat with coffee. Just kidding, you don’t have to.

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Comments: 15

  1. Dana July 24, 2013 at 9:40 am Reply

    I swear every recipe you post gets better than the last! I just want to spend all day in the kitchen making them all!

  2. Amy Ayers July 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Can I sub in sunflower seed flour and butter in place of the almond flour and butter? I’ve recently developed an issue with nuts, and am trying to avoid them completely.

    • July 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm Reply


  3. Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl July 25, 2013 at 6:40 am Reply

    I love that you used almond flour for the crumbly topping. Almond flour is such a great ingredient. The coffee cake looks wonderful!

  4. Alexis @ Hummusapien July 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm Reply

    This looks so fab! Love the idea of combining nanner bread and coffee cake into one delish paleo treat :)

  5. Hannah July 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm Reply

    This is crazy news to me! In England coffee cake does contain coffee. I may well add some to this recipe :)

  6. Claire July 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm Reply

    You are hilarious! Love reading every post.
    Also your food obviously makes me drool errrrtime. You pretty much rock.
    That’s all.

  7. Kerry Ann Clock July 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm Reply

    Made this for Paleo Monday at work. OMG, people demanded the recipe! LOL! So good, Taylor!!!

    • July 31, 2013 at 8:33 pm Reply

      That is awesome!!

  8. Sue August 11, 2013 at 11:12 am Reply

    Just want to clarify, between steps 3 and 4 you mix steps 2 and 3 (dry and wet ingredients) together? You might want to update ;)
    2.In a small bowl, combine coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
    3.In a separate bowl, mix eggs, banana, coconut oil, and vanilla until well combined.
    4.Pour mixture into pan and spread with a spatula to make sure the entire pan is evenly coated.
    I’m going to the kitchen to make this right now to have with my coffee!! Thanks for the post!

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  10. Joy November 26, 2013 at 3:52 am Reply

    Do you think I could sub in pumpkin or squash purée for the mashed banana?

    • Taylor November 26, 2013 at 4:46 am Reply

      It’s worth a try! :)

      • Joy November 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm Reply

        Thank you for your quick reply! I really appreciated the second opinion! I tried it and it is delicious! I used a kabocha squash which has a lot of natural sweetness and added a few pumpkin pie spices. Love your topping too – I used homemade sunbutter and it was very good.

  11. sara March 15, 2014 at 6:49 am Reply

    This is so yummy!

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