Spiced Paleo Crumb Cake

April 17, 2024

This Spiced Paleo Crumb Cake has it all—a deliciously light, sweet, moist cake topped with loads of cinnamon crumbs!  It’s paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and perfect for brunch, snack, or dessert.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Gluten-Free: The protein gluten is found in items like wheat products, beer, and pasta. It may cause digestive symptoms in some people, including those with celiac disease. This recipe uses gluten-free alternatives to wheat flour to avoid bloating, cramps, and digestive discomfort often associated with eating gluten.
  • Packed with Cinnamon: In addition to being an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, lipid-lowering, and cardiovascular-disease-lowering compound, cinnamon has also been reported to have activities against neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases (1).
  • ​​10 Grams of MCTs: This recipe contains 10 grams of MCTs. MCTs have been shown to increase energy, curb appetite, clear brain fog, maintain blood sugar levels, support metabolism, and more (2, 3, 4).

Here’s What You Need


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Crumb Topping

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  • Coconut Oil: To serve as a natural, healthy fat to keep the cake tender and bind the crumb topping instead of seed oil.
  • Coconut Sugar: To provide natural sweetness to the cake and crunch to the crumb topping.
  • Pasture-Raised Eggs: To help bind the cake and add healthy fats and nutrients.
  • Unsweetened Organic Applesauce: To keep the cake deliciously moist without using toxic seed oils. 
  • Almond Flour: To serve as a gluten-free alternative to traditional wheat flour as the base of the cake and crumb topping.
  • Arrowroot Flour: To help lighten the base of the cake.
  • NativePath Vanilla Chai Creamer: To add sweet vanilla Chai flavor to the cake and crumb topping, plus an added boost of MCT and collagen. 
  • Cinnamon: To add warm and comforting cinnamon flavor to the crumb topping.
  • Baking Powder: To make the cake light and fluffy.


  • You can substitute the applesauce for pumpkin or banana.

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Spiced Paleo Crumb Cake

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Prep Time

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

Cook Time

40 minutes








Cake Batter

  • ⅓ cup liquid coconut oil
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 pasture-raised eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 scoop NativePath Vanilla Chai Creamer
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

Crumb Topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. For the cake, whisk together coconut oil, coconut sugar, eggs, and applesauce in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the almond flour, arrowroot flour, NativePath Vanilla Chai Creamer, baking powder, and cinnamon. 
  4. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into an 8x8 baking dish that has been greased or lined with parchment paper.
  6. For the crumb topping mix together the almond flour, coconut sugar, NativePath Vanilla Chai Creamer, and cinnamon.
  7. Add in the liquid coconut oil and mix until a crumbly texture forms. 
  8. Sprinkle the crumb topping on top of the cake batter.
  9. Place in the oven and bake for 20-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. *You may need to cover the cake with foil for the last 10 minutes to prevent the crumb topping from getting too dark.
  10. Let the cake cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

Servings 9
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Calories 424
Total Fat 31g47%
Saturated Fat 11g56%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 226mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 33g11%
Dietary Fiber 5g19%
Sugars 19g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C0%
*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated or evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Rachael Grosskopf
Recipe by

Rachael Grosskopf

Rachael Grosskopf is the Community Manager at NativePath. She is a Certified Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition (pn1) and has a solid understanding of nutrition science and behavior-change coaching.

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Medical Disclaimer

This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Chad Walding nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement, or lifestyle program.

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