Paleo Plum Coffee Cake

Paleo Plum Coffee Cake

Good morning!

If you’re joining in the Paleo Challenge how did day one go for you all?  Did you manage to stick to the rules?  Make sure you check off if you met the criteria on the spreadsheet here.  Or feel free to comment down below how you did and I will do so for you.  If you didn’t get a chance to sign up feel free to do so 🙂

Remember a few weeks ago I mentioned how we had plums coming out our ears?

photo (7)

Okay maybe not that many but the plum tree we inherited in our backyard was literally overflowing with the yummy stone fruit.  While I ejoy them.  There’s only so many you can eat whole.   After giving away a bunch, made a super easy chia seed jam that turned out pretty good but still had a ton of plums!

I tried to think back to what types of things my mom would make after we would spend hours picking fruit from our neighboring orchards.  She canned a bunch but I wasn’t in the mood to do all the peeling.  She made a lot of jams but again, didn’t feel like canning nor did I have time.  Then I remembered her yummy cobblers and crisps she would make using the left over fruit.  We would eat them in the morning with breakfast or at night warmed up with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.  So good!


Naturally I decided to whip up something similar,


However this one is Paleo friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free and sweetened with coconut sugar.

Paleo Plum Coffee Cake

Paleo Plum Coffee Cake


  • 1 lb of plums
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Topping Optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. coconut sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x9 baking dish with coconut oil.
  2. Wash, halve and remove seed from plums.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and coconut sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together melted coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
  6. Spread into prepared baking dish.
  7. Spread mixture evenly into baking dish.
  8. Gently press plums skin side up into the dough.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly golden.
  10. While baking, mix together topping ingredients.
  11. Remove cake and sprinkle topping over the top then bake for 15 minutes longer.
  12. Allow to cool slightly then enjoy!

Did I mention you can eat it for breakfast or dinner?  Sold!


  • What’s your favorite stone fruit?  
  • Are you a cobbler or crisp fan?
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. This sounds great! The market near us had plums last week on sale, but I didn’t get any. Really regretting that now. There’s always next week though 🙂 Pinned!

  2. this sounds soo so SO good I love coffee cake!:)

  3. I love cobbler and crisp a lot – dare I say, it might be my favorite dessert.

  4. that looks so good! And I always love the photos you take! Beautiful!!

  5. This looks so delicious! We used to make apple or blueberry crisp often but haven’t lately. I love the idea of making this for brunch- we have friends coming over this Saturday morning and this would be so yummy!

  6. I LOVE plums & pluots! You’re so lucky to have a plum tree… I LOVE peaches & nectarines too. Your coffee cake looks delicious!
    I was just thinking about your challenge too… thinking about going dairy-free for a while to see if I notice any differences. Maybe I’ll have to see about joining in if it’s not too late? 😉

  7. oh man… i love me some plums. I would so help you eat off your tree! I’m seriously looking into the paleo challenge. I need to email you!