Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake

January 14, 2017

Back when we lived in a house, if I wanted to make a vegan, gluten-free treat, I’d get all the component flours and make a blend to achieve a mild tasting mix. Bob’s Red Mill’s gluten-free blend made with garbanzo flour is great for some things, but it does have a taste that will show up in more delicate treats.

RV Friendly Gluten-Free Flour

While browsing the baking aisle at Publix in Key Largo,  I found a gluten-free flour blend I’d never used before by Pillsbury. It contains rice flour, potato starch, pea fiber, tapioca starch, and xantham gum.  And honestly, we ended up getting it because it had a resealable bag rather than a box and would store easier. Plus you can substitute it for flour 1 to 1. It’s always about storage in an RV.

For my first experiment with this flour, I decided to try a coffee cake similar to one we used to make at the bakery, a blueberry buckle. Since the recipe I have is for a bakery batch, I poked around online until a similar recipe popped up. Then I just made my adjustments to make it vegan and gluten-free and added my touch.

Giving the Convection Oven a Try

In the interest of saving propane and taking advantage of being hooked up to shore power, I baked this in the convection oven rather than the propane oven. It baked for 40 minutes, but the corners came out a bit dry so next time I’d knock that down to 35 minutes if using the convection oven.

angled shot of vegan gluten-free coffee cake

All in all, this makes a lovely little vegan, gluten-free coffee cake, perfect for sharing and without exotic ingredients you’ll never use for anything else. In other words, this is an RV kitchen winner!

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Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake
A nice little vegan gluten-free coffee cake to share or hoard, no judgment here. Feel free to use your favorite gluten-free flour blend that can be substituted 1 to 1.
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Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Batter
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Batter
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Lightly grease an 8" or 9" square pan at least 1.5" tall.
  2. Mix ground flax seed with the water and set aside.
  3. Add all the topping ingredients to a bowl and smash together with a fork until coarse crumbs form. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  5. In another bowl, beat together the sugar, flax mixture, Earth Balance, and vanilla until creamy.
  6. Alternatively beat in the flour mixture and the non-dairy milk to the creamed sugar mixture until combined. Gently stir in the blueberries.
  7. Spread the batter evenly in your greased pan. Spread the topping crumbs evenly over the batter.
  8. Bake 35-45 minutes at 375º F until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Ovens can vary greatly. If you want to be cautious, start checking it at 30 minutes. Let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from a King Arthur Flour recipe.

Note: the nutritional information provided is created using an online calculator. It is only meant to be a rough guideline. For best results, calculate the nutritional information yourself with the exact ingredients and amounts that you use.

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 272mg 11%
Potassium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 8%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Laura Nunemaker

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Laura Nunemaker

vegan. digital nomad. cycling. scuba. intj. former vegan bakery owner.

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