Nectarine and Blueberry Coffee Cake (Gluten-Free, Diabetic-Friendly)

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Nectarine and Blueberry Coffee-Cake

I don’t make desserts very often at home and haven’t made anything for more than two months, so I decided to try something new while fresh summer fruits are abundant. Gluten-free flour contains a lot of high GI (glycemic index) rice flour, and it causes a rapid blood sugar spike. This is not ideal for people who want to lose weight or prevent/control diabetes, so I used coconut flour and almond flour instead, both of which have a lower GI. Instead of nectarines, you can also use other stone fruits, peaches, plums and apricots. The recipe has a vegan option.

Nectarine Slices

Ingredients:

Oil for spraying the pan
3/4 cup almond flour
3/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup sugar (I used organic coconut sugar and only used 1/2 cup)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs (or Egg Replacer for 2 eggs)
1/2 cup milk or non-dairy milk (I used almond milk)
1/2 cup plain yogurt or non-dairy plain yogurt
1.5 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1 cup blueberries
3 nectarines, pitted and sliced

Topping
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup sugar (I used organic coconut sugar)
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened, or olive oil
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

Instructions:

  1. Spray oil inside a 9-inch springform pan and preheat oven to 350°F/180°C  degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix almond flour, coconut flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, mix eggs, milk, yogurt, and vanilla or almond extract. Pour in the flour mixture and mix.
  4. Fold in blueberries and transfer to the springform pan.
  5. Place nectarine slices on top of the batter.
  6. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the topping and sprinkle evenly over the nectarines.
  7. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean.
  8. Infuse love and serve with ice cream or whipped cream if you like.

Servings: 10

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  1. […] “Gluten-free flour contains a lot of high GI (glycemic index) rice flour, and it causes a rapid blood sugar spike. This is not ideal for people who want to lose weight or prevent/control diabetes, so I used coconut flour and almond flour instead, both of which have a lower GI. Instead of nectarines, you can also use other stone fruits, peaches, plums and apricots. The recipe has a vegan option.” Recipe courtesy of Inner Harmony Nutrition. […]