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Old-Fashioned Vegan Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This Old-Fashioned Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake has an oatmeal streusel, a creamy vanilla glaze and is loaded with fresh apples, walnuts and cinnamon flavor in an ultra moist, delicious coffee cake!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, breakfast taco, cinnamon, coffee cake, Pancakes, potluck, vegan breakfast, vegan cake mix cookies, vegan coffee cake
Servings: 8 Servings


Dry Ingredients:

  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 ¼ cup white whole wheat flour or all purpose flour or combo equally 1 ¼ cups, can also use gluten-free flour like Bob's Red Mill
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Wet Ingredients




Streusel Topping

  • In a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pour in the melted butter, then stir until the mixture forms large crumbs. Stir in the nuts. Set aside.

Apple Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch round spring form pan, line the bottom with parchment paper, then grease once more. Set aside.
  • Combine melted butter, sugar, applesauce (or flax eggs), and maple syrup (or vanilla extract) in a large bowl until blended. Add in the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda into the wet mixture, stirring until blended.
  • Stir in apples and walnuts, batter will be thick. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the coffee cake batter in the pan. Set aside.
  • Bake the coffee cake for 50-60 minutes, or until the top is light golden brown and the cake feels firm to the touch, or a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Run a butter knife around the cake’s edges to loosen it, then unmold.

Vanilla Glaze