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Vegan Peach Crumble Coffee Cake

July 17, 2014
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

The ultimate summer breakfast treat, this coffee cake is studded with fresh peaches and topped with an irresistible nutty, sugary, and crumbly topping. It's perfect for a sweet morning, but it's also pretty great for dessert (especially if you top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream). —Gena Hamshaw

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • Serves 9 to 12
Ingredients
  • For the coffee cake:
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup peeled, diced ripe peaches
  • For the crumble topping:
  • 3/4 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed organic brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil (melted or solid—either will work)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F. Lightly oil an 8- or 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, vigorously whisk together the apple cider vinegar and the almond milk until the mixture is frothy. Allow it to sit for a few moments. Mix in the sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until they're just combined, adding a little more almond milk if necessary. Fold in the diced peaches and pour the batter into the baking dish.
  4. To make the crumble topping, place the flour, sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Work in the oil with your fingers, one tablespoon at a time. Continue working until large crumbs form (you may only need 4 tablespoons of oil, but it's good to have 5 handy). If you like, you can also pulse the ingredients together in a food processor for this step.
  5. Distribute the crumble topping over the coffee cake. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the topping is fragrant and toasty and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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Gena Hamshaw is a certified nutritionist, recipe developer, and food blogger. She shares her latest culinary adventures at The Full Helping. She's the author of two cookbooks, Food52 Vegan (2015) and Choosing Raw (2014). She enjoys yoga, sweet potatoes, cashews, and things that are smothered in sauce.