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Paleo Cranberry Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Coffee Cake

December 4, 2015
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This Paleo Gingerbread Coffee Cake is studded with dark chocolate chips and tart dried cranberries to make the best healthy holiday breakfast!

This Paleo Gingerbread Coffee Cake is studded with dark chocolate chips and tart dried cranberries to make the best healthy holiday breakfast!

I just realized that the amount of sweet recipes we post on Athletic Avocado outnumber the savory ones like 10 to 1. And I also realized how much of a sweet-tooth we both really are…. #sorrybutactuallynotsorry. I do eat savory meals for dinner and mostly lunch, but I can’t help myself with coming up for sweet recipes, that’s just where my creativity blossoms. Hence this Dark Chocolate Cranberry Gingerbread Coffee Cake.

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I’m telling you guys, this is one of my proudest moments yet, I don’t wanna toot my own horn, but this is literally perfection. I mean, can you go wrong with a moist gingerbread cake studded with dark chocolate chunks and tart cranberries and topped with a almond-molasses streusel and more chocolate! If you like gingerbread, you will fall in love with this coffee cake, so much so that your gonna wanna marry it (is that even legal? #whocares ).

This Paleo Gingerbread Coffee Cake is studded with dark chocolate chips and tart dried cranberries to make the best healthy holiday breakfast!

This is the perfect holiday treat, and no, I’m not gonna specify if this is a dessert, breakfast or snack, that’s up to you to decide. A big piece of this along with a hot beverage of choice (COFFEE!) is where it’s at.

This Paleo Gingerbread Coffee Cake is studded with dark chocolate chips and tart dried cranberries to make the best healthy holiday breakfast!

It also doesn’t hurt that these are completely healthy, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and can also be vegan!

Gingerbread coffee cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 eggs, beaten (can sub in 3 flax/chia eggs)
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks/chips
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chunks/chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a square cake pan with oil/butter
  2. Combine flour and spices in a large bowl
  3. Combine eggs, molasses, milk and vanilla in a small bowl and add to dry ingredients, mix well
  4. Add in cranberries and chips, mix well
  5. Spread cake batter in pan and combine topping ingredients in a small bowl
  6. Sprinkle topping on cake evenly and bake for 25-30 minutes or until done
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32 Comments

  • Reply Heather December 4, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Could you use all egg whites or would it not turn out the same?

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel December 4, 2015 at 3:21 am

      I think it should be fine if you were to use 3 or 4 large egg whites

  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors December 4, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Now I want to go melt dark chocolate all over the gingerbread men I have in the fridge. This looks amazing – and it’s cake so you can make a healthy celebration worthy dessert – that looks amazing!
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  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy December 4, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Yum! I like gingerbread but it’s not a flavor I generally gravitate towards, like pumpkin. This looks so tasty!
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  • Reply Shashi at RunninSrilankan December 4, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I am so loving the texture of this coffee cake – AND it’s paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free! Wow!
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  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious December 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    I’m pretty sure the ratio of my sweet to savory recipes is the same. No shame!
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  • Reply Marla December 4, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Hi Bethany & Rachel,
    Wow this sounds delicious! What a wonderful holiday recipe. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Ohhhhh…. I love molasses but never think to use it. Love this idea!!!
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  • Reply Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen December 4, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Woah holy epic combo happening here!! And obvi I know exactly what you mean about savory vs sweet πŸ˜‰ This looks fantastic!
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    • Reply Bethany And Rachel December 5, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Thank you! The combo is amazing! sweet all the way πŸ™‚

  • Reply Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple December 4, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Oh wow. This looks suuuuper delish!
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  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine December 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    O girl, if you’re a gingerbread coffee cake fan, just wait until my post on Monday πŸ˜‰
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  • Reply Harriet Emily December 4, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Wow this cake has so many delicious flavours! Yummmm!! I love that it’s paleo too. Great recipe! πŸ˜€
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  • Reply Annmarie December 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Oh wow- what a crazy delicious combo of flavors!
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  • Reply Chrissa - Physical Kitchness December 5, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Ok I REALLY REALLY want this in my life!!!! What an awesome recipe! You are so creative!
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  • Reply Deanna Segrave-Daly December 5, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    It’s like all my favorite holiday flavors in one recipe πŸ™‚

  • Reply Pragati // Simple Medicine December 7, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Dark chocolate and gingerbread is such a festive combo! YUM!
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  • Reply mylittletablespoon December 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I don’t think there is any limit on the amount of sweet recipes… especially in the colder months. This looks FAB – love that it uses coconut flour. And molasses! Mmmmmm gingerbread. Pretty sure I’d have this for breakfast actually. Thanks!
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    • Reply Bethany And Rachel December 8, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      thank you! coconut flour is my fav to bake with, so fluffy and spongy!

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  • Reply Raia December 11, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    What a delicious flavor combo! I’m going to have to give this a try… πŸ™‚
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  • Reply Jackie December 21, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Could you use oat flour instead of coconut flour?

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