Organic Whole Grain Einkorn Coffee Cake

Einkorn Coffee Cake


Have you ever felt like having dessert for breakfast?


Well, that’s how I felt every time my mother made her delicious coffee cake for breakfast.


Although her coffee cake was more like a dessert, we were overjoyed whenever we got to have it for breakfast. It was simply the best, and we always ended up eating way more than we should have.


Coffee cake has been a popular breakfast pastry in the United States since colonial times. The Dutch and German settlers introduced the idea of sweet, cake-like bread that was usually served with coffee.


Coffee cake became even more popular by the late 1800s when baking powder was invented, making it easier to make at home.


Today, coffee cake is enjoyed all over the country as a staple breakfast item, often served with coffee or tea.


Modern versions of coffee cake have expanded beyond the traditional flavors and ingredients, including new flavors such as chocolate, pumpkin, and blueberry. Coffee cake has become a beloved American classic that continues to be enjoyed by people of all ages.


Now, I’m excited to share my mom’s coffee cake recipe with you, but with a healthy twist.  Our recipe keeps all the best things about my mom’s coffee cake but uses Organic Whole Grain Einkorn Flour, from Grand Teton Ancient Grains, and Sucanat to increase the nutrient density.


Einkorn Organic Whole Grain Flour in big paper bag


This means you can enjoy dessert for breakfast with a clear conscience!  Well, at least occasionally.


So, let’s get baking and start our day off with a delicious and healthy treat!


Organic Whole Grain Einkorn Coffee Cake

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Author: Julie Koyle


Cake Batter

Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 Cup Pecans
  • 1/3 Cup Sucanat (or 1/4 Cup Sugar/Brown Sugar)
  • 1/4 Cup Einkorn Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp Butter


  • Preheat oven to 350º
  • Mix all Cake Batter ingredients in a mixer.
  • Mix Crumb Topping ingredients in a bowl with a fork until crumbly.
  • Spread half of the Cake Batter in the bottom of a 9x13 cake pan.
  • Crumble half of the Crumb Topping over the batter.
  • Spread the remaining Cake Batter over the Crumb Topping layer.
  • Crumble the remaining Crumb Topping over the top.
  • Bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes.


You can also make this recipe sourdough. Eight hours prior to baking (or overnight), mix the ingredients for the batter without the baking powder and egg and add 1 cup of sourdough start. When you’re ready to bake, add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and the egg.  Follow the rest of the instructions above.


Please let us know how your Organic Whole Grain Einkorn Coffee Cake turned out and share your feedback with us in the comments below.


If you love this recipe then you might also want to try these other recipes:


Remember to share your Ancient Grains creations with us on social media using the hashtag #AncientGrainsRecipes and #GrandTetonAncientGrains. We can’t wait to see your culinary eye candy as you capture and share the beauty of your nutritious creations.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Barn - Footer - Grand Teton Ancient Grains
Shopping Cart
Scroll to Top