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low carb walnut coffee cake

Easy Low Carb Walnut Coffee Cake

  • Author: Regan Jones, RD
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Diet: Diabetic


Looking for a low carb walnut coffee cake recipe but find most keto cakes to be too hard and too complicated? This delicious coffee cake recipe is perfect!


  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup walnut or almond flour/almond meal
  • 3/4 cup Swerve, brown
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened walnut or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons liquid stevia
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or melted coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a small cake/pie plate with cooking spray, and set aside. (Alternatively, line the bottom with parchment paper.)
  2. Whisk together coconut and almond flour, Swerve, baking powder, cinnamon, xanthan gum, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, oil, extracts, and stevia. Add almond flour mixture to wet ingredients, and stir until combined.
  4. Spoon coffee cake batter into prepared pan, and sprinkle walnut and chopped apple over top of the batter; drizzle with melted butter.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until cake is golden brown and set in center*, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool at least 10 minutes before slicing. (Store leftover cake in an airtight container in refrigerator).


*Check doneness of cake with an inserted toothpick in center of the cake. It should come out mostly clean with maybe a few moist crumbs.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 260 mg
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 6 g

Keywords: Easy Low Carb Walnut Coffee Cake