Vegan Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

This vegan coffee cake with cinnamon streusel is subtly sweet, with a nutty streusel spiked with just enough spice and walnuts. Whip up this dairy- and egg-free cake for your next brunch to satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike!

Vegan Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel
Photo: Photographer / Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist / Christine Kelly, Food Stylist / Karen Rankin
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 ¼ cups whole-wheat pastry flour, divided

  • 1 ¼ cups packed light brown sugar, divided

  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter (such as Miyoko's Cultured Vegan Butter), plus 1/2 cup, melted and divided

  • teaspoon salt plus 1/2 teaspoon, divided

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch-square baking pan with baking spray. Stir walnuts, cinnamon, 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons melted vegan butter and 1/8 teaspoon salt together in a small bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator.

  2. Whisk the remaining 2 cups flour and 3/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

  3. Whisk almond milk, vinegar, vanilla and the remaining 1/2 cup melted vegan butter together in a small bowl. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Sprinkle the batter with the walnut mixture and bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes, covering with foil during the last 5 to 10 minutes to prevent overbrowning, if desired. Remove to a wire rack and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

To make ahead:

Store cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
16g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Vitamin A 44IU 1%
Vitamin D 8IU 2%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 10mcg 3%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 16mg 4%
Potassium 48mg 1%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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