With a delectable streusel topping and moist single-layer cake, this low-carb blueberry pecan coffee cake is the perfect addition to your low-carb diet.
A few months ago, I started wearing a CGM (continuous glucose monitor). I wanted to see how my body responds to high sugar, high carbohydrate foods. I talked about my experience on this episode of my podcast.
What did I learn?
I absolutely see a robust glucose spike anytime I eat sugar. And most times when I eat something that’s very “high carb,” I also see a spike. When you hear that, you may expect me to say I’m planning to go completely low-carb. And while I do often reduce my carb intake on days I’m mostly sitting at my desk, I still enjoy carbs more liberally on active days. (Days like the ones I work out, as an example.)
However, I don’t work out as often or as hard as I used to. I’ve learned that constant intense exercise isn’t good for your body or for your immune system. (The “Breaking Up With Cardio” Episode discussed this to a certain extent.)
Instead, I’ve simply dedicated a portion of my recipe development to Low-Carb Baking.
This Low-Carb Blueberry Pecan Coffee Cake is the first recipe I *perfected* when I first started tinkering with low-carb baking. I absolutely love it!
There are a few things you should know about this recipe before you bake it. The texture is a little different than a traditional baked good made with (higher carb) wheat flour. It uses a combination of almond flour and coconut flour, which tends to yield a very moist cake layer. Right out of the oven, it’s very moist. As it sits, it tends to dry a bit, especially when this delicious cake is stored in the refrigerator (which I recommend.)
The thing I like most about this cake is the deliciousness of the crumble topping. I’ve always been a sucker for anything with a streusel topping… and this is a great recipe based on that alone! But it’s also a pretty easy low carb coffee cake to make with overall simple ingredients.
I’ve served it to my family multiple times, and we’ve always enjoyed every delicious bite! So the next time you’re in the mood to bake, but are looking for a way to reduce the overall net carbs in your baked goods, this is it. The whole taste experience of this cake will prove to you that a slice of low carb cake can be just as good as the original recipe. Enjoy!Print
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