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Slices of coffee cake on parchment paper. a teaspoon of cinnamon and bowl fo pecans are on the table too.
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5 from 6 votes

Vegan Coffee Cake

This vegan coffee cake is made with coconut milk yogurt, whole wheat flour and coconut sugar. It's lightened up, but still absolutely delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan coffee cake
Servings: 9
Calories: 248kcal


  • 1 cup all purpose flour 162g
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 98g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar or regular cane sugar for lighter color
  • 1 cup full fat coconut yogurt I used Culina
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 flax egg 1 Tablespoon ground flax + 3 Tablespoons water
  • Cinnamon Sugar Topping
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 8 square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Make flaxseed egg: combine ground flax with water. Let sit up for 5-10 minutes.
  • Mix wet ingredients: Mix together flaxseed egg, yogurt, coconut oil, coconut sugar and vanilla.
  • Mix dry ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Combine: Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture.
  • Make topping: Combine all of the topping ingredients.
  • Add to pan: Add cake batter to the prepared pan and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar topping.
  • Bake: Bake the coffee cake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, or with just a few moist crumbs sticking to it. 
  • Serve: Serve the cake warm or at room temperature. Wrap the completely cooled cake airtight, and store at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.



  • Whole wheat flour: If needed, you can omit the whole wheat and just use all-purpose.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 297mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g