Gluten Free Maple Coffee Cake

Chickpea flour is an excellent gluten-free substitute for wheat flour and it has the added bonus of being made from nutrient-packed pulses! So this coffee cake is a treat for sure, but one that is packed with fiber and relatively low in sugar. This recipe comes to us from USA Pulses.


Serves 16

  • For the Cake:
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (1 stick is 1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk


  • For the Crumble:
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease and flour an 8×8 baking dish.

In a small bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar and maple syrup. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Add the vanilla extract and the eggs, one at a time, to the mixing bowl. Scrap down the sides and mix to incorporate between each addition.

Mix in half of the flour mixture, then the buttermilk, then the remaining flour. Continue to mix until the batter is just combined.

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

To make the crumble, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Use your fingers or a fork to mix it together into a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle evenly on top of the cake batter then bake for 40-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow cake to cool slightly before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Gluten Free Maple Coffee Cake

Servings per Recipe: 16

Amount per Serving

Calories:  250

Calories from Fat:  90

Total Fat:  10g

Saturated Fat:  5g

Cholesterol:  55mg

Sodium:  280mg

Carbohydrates:  36g

Dietary Fiber:  1g

Protein:  5g

Sugars:  13g

Vitamin A:  10%

Calcium:  8%

Iron:  4%

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